Susie Orman Schnall is the author of four novels: WE CAME HERE TO SHINE, THE SUBWAY GIRLS, THE BALANCE PROJECT, and ON GRACE. She grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. Her writing has appeared in publications including The New York Times, HuffPo, PopSugar, Writer’s Digest, and Glamour and she lives in New York with her husband and their three sons.
In this episode, we talk about Susie’s latest novel “We Came Here to Shine”. Susie discusses the inspiration for her characters as well as why she chose to write about the New York World’s Fair. Susie’s characters are strong and resilient women who fight against the constraints that society puts on them. We talk about how women are evolving and slowly changing the status quo.
Additionally, Susie shares the reason she started The Balance Project where she has interviewed over 175 women on how they manage family, careers, friendships etc. Susie found that there is no “secret sauce” to juggling it all and it really comes down to prioritizing one’s time and values.
Quote: ” What is is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Marie Oliver
“If you want to sing out, sing out.” – Cat Stevens
Book: Becoming by Michelle Obama
Untamed by Glennan Doyle
Role model: Michelle Obama
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