When There Is No Wind, Row tells the story about the remarkable career path the author traveled on her way to achieving her dream of becoming a lawyer. On that journey, social and cultural norms of the day forced her to make many detours – “tacking” in sailing terms – to other careers before continuing on her course to become a lawyer. During the 50-year span of her careers, the author became an active participant in the computer revolution, the women’s rights movement and the globalization of the economy.
Social and cultural barriers were high when the author began her journey the 1960s. Women were supposed to become wives and mothers not lawyers. She faced financial barriers as well. The author tells about growing up poor in the 1950s in Kennebunk, ME. By the time she graduated from high school, she had lived in 12 different places in town. She graduated first in her class, but scholarship awards and a student loan with savings from her summer jobs didn’t cover her first-year college costs. She left for college not knowing how she would make it through financially after receiving a pep talk from her history teacher about working out her finances a semester at a time. She tells stories about how she did that while married and supporting her widowed mother by her junior year.
When There Is No Wind, Row, is a memoir written by the phenomenal Paula Singer that astounded me from beginning to end. As I read this book, I was enchanted by the grace of Singer’s words and her incredible story that will be an inspiration to many women… including me. The story of Singer’s life is one that will profoundly move many of its reader’s thanks to the poignant themes explored, and it will also inspire many thanks to the talents accomplished by Singer. Already I would recommend this dazzling memoir to all those that love this genre but if you are a reader that needs more convincing, then read the rest of my review to find out more!
When There Is No Wind, Row, is written by Paula Singer and in her memoir, she chronicles her life over fifty years. Paula Singer is a remarkable woman who has accomplished greatness in her life thanks to her determination to succeed. However, Singer was not blessed with this thanks to family heritage/financial help from family members. Instead, Singer grew up in poverty and faced many trials and tribulations growing up in 1950’s Kennebunk, ME. As I am sure, you readers know the 1950’s was a decade in which woman did not have many rights and a decade in which woman were expected to become a wife and a mother very quickly as it was their ‘duty.’ Singer, however, wanted more than this, she wanted more from life, and so she started to dream, and her dream would to one day be a lawyer as this is her passion.
The reader will follow Paula Singer on her journey to become a successful lawyer and partner in a prestigious law firm in a profession dominated by men.. Singer’s journey is an inspirational one as she pushed through all the barriers that got in her ways, barriers that could have stopped her in her tracks and persevered to achieve greatness and to become one of the best tax lawyers around.
Paula Singer’s story is one that enchanted me. As I read When There Is No Wind, Row, I found myself in awe of this wonderful woman and all that she has accomplished. It is evident to the reader that Singer is an incredibly smart woman, this is evident because she raced through law school with brilliant grades, but she is also an excellent woman thanks to the many qualities she possesses. The qualities Singer possess, attributes such as determination and perseverance are two attributes I adore in anybody, so very early on in this story, I was rooting for Singer.
Even though I had read the description of this book and knew the bases for Singer’s life, I still felt as if my heart was in my mouth when I read this book thanks to the details that are not shared in the description as well as because of all the trials Singer conquered.
Paula Singer is not only an extraordinary woman but also a fantastic writer whose words charmed me from the first page. Singer’s words read very easily, and so the reader will be able to get lost in her story thanks to the blissfulness of them. As When There Is No Wind, Row, I have no choice but to award this stunning piece of nonfiction a dazzling Five Stars, so if you are looking for a brilliant memoir to get lost in then this book is for you!
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