We live in a society where appearance is everything and with expectations that are too high to manage. These expectations are placed by society, and by ourselves. Written by Lihi Lapid, Woman of Valor explores the lives of women in today’s society, and the struggles one may encounter. Wife of Yair Lapid, Israel’s Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Yesh Atid Party, Lihi is a journalist for the Yediot Ahronot, an author, and a mother of a child with autism.
Woman of Valor is important for not only women, but for men to read as well. It is a tale of reaching for the stars, and what may happen if our dreams simply don’t come true. It follows the lives of two women: one fictional and Lihi herself, and the daily activities of a woman/mother. Lihi will be travelling to America for a book tour, and is teaming up with ICare4Autism to spread the word on all areas of autism on November 14, 2013 in New York City.
Lihi Lapid’s book is already receiving notable recognition, and positive feedback:
“Lapid questions beliefs about a woman’s role in modern society, probes stereotypes and examines the lies parents tell their daughters. Through her own story, and that of others, she tells a tale of everyday battles a woman goes through”
“Having read Woman of Valor gave me the strength and courage to say for the first time, ‘I have an autistic child.’ Only now can I finally tell people the truth.”
-Mother of an autistic child
From an article published at Haaretz.com, Woman of Valor
“focuses on the journey from ambitious young woman into marriage and motherhood, with an unsparing look at the bumps on the way, including the difficulties of raising a special needs child…She chronicles how she – like so many other women, gradually put her own dreams and aspirations on the back burner as the demands of marriage and motherhood made her often unrecognizable to herself…uses a literary device which shuttles between her autobiographical voice and a fictional story.”[i]
To find out more information on ICare4Autism’s event with Lihi Lapid and how to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
[i] “Haaretz.com” Lihi Lapid: She’s no Sara Netanyahu (or Hillary Clinton, for that matter). 14 Aug 2013. Web. < http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/routine-emergencies/.premium-1.541545>