I loved The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy is one of my most anticipated 2018 releases, so I figured I’d pick up something else by Mackenzi Lee while I impatiently wait for October 2. I’m going to keep this review short and sweet since the book itself is only 176 pages and, let’s be honest, a lot of that is pictures.
The writing style: The book is basically just a published version of Mackenzi Lee’s Twitter feed, which is fine, but really, I could’ve just scrolled through my Twitter app with the same result. It’s also written really informally, which is also fine, but I found that I kept getting distracted from the actual learning by all of the author’s commentary.
The women: So many inspirational women are included in this book! I definitely want to thank the author for educating me on important women in world history, and I can’t believe that in all my years of school, I’d never heard a single thing about most of them.
My new hero: Ursula Nordstrom, Harper’s editor-in-chief of juvenile books from 1940-1973.
Would I recommend it: Yes, if you can borrow it. Otherwise, Twitter’s free.
Have you read Bygone Badass Broads? Are you as excited for The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy as I am? Let’s talk in the comments!