WOLFPACK: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game

WOLFPACK: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game

Based on her inspiring, viral 2018 commencement speech to Barnard College’s graduates in New York City, New York Times bestselling author, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion Abby Wambach delivers her empowering rally cry for women to unleash their individual power, unite with their pack, and emerge victorious together.Abby Wambach became a champion...

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Title:WOLFPACK: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game
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  • Cori

    A quick read about gratitude, leadership, transformation, and confidence. Based on soccer legend Abby Wambach's 2018 Barnard commencement speech, she inspires passion and strength, and guides us to support other women by cultivating a Wolfpack. This would be a great book to give a new graduate, but really anyone can learn from this must read. Thank you NetGalley for allowing me to read this advance copy.

  • Brooke Smith

    Wow! Wow! Wow! A fierce and powerful read about all relevant issues! How to stand by your side, and finding your tribe. Quick read that is honest and humble! I'm reading it with my kids, giving it to my friends! Thank you, Abby for your message!

  • Nan Goerlitz

    Quick, short read. I really enjoyed it, especially because it was easy to digest. Even with that, it was packed with insightful content.

  • Kate (kate_reads_)

    Wolfpack is a quick, powerful read with some very strong messages for women. The book grew out of Abby Wambach’s 2018 commencement speech to Barnard’s graduating class.

    This book would make a great graduation gift or “just because” gift to women you know who need a quick pep talk and reminder of their power and leadership.

    To end with a quote from the book:

    “There is a wolf inside of every woman. Her wolf is who she was made to be before the world told her who to be. Her wolf is her talent, her po

    Wolfpack is a quick, powerful read with some very strong messages for women. The book grew out of Abby Wambach’s 2018 commencement speech to Barnard’s graduating class.

    This book would make a great graduation gift or “just because” gift to women you know who need a quick pep talk and reminder of their power and leadership.

    To end with a quote from the book:

    “There is a wolf inside of every woman. Her wolf is who she was made to be before the world told her who to be. Her wolf is her talent, her power, her dreams, her voice, her curiosity, her courage, her dignity, her choices - her truest identity.”

    Thank you to Netgalley and Celadon for the advance copy in exchange for my honest review.

  • Beth

    It's a short book, but a book doesn't have to be long to be powerful. I read this, curious, because a co-worker was super excited about it - then I saw her talking with Trevor Noah. I found myself underlining one passage in each section - not for myself as much, but for my 12yo daughter. She is a competitive gymnast, can be afraid of her power and her fear of failure - and Abby says a lot about both of those in this book. She's right - as women, we far too often find ourselves *grateful* for wha

    It's a short book, but a book doesn't have to be long to be powerful. I read this, curious, because a co-worker was super excited about it - then I saw her talking with Trevor Noah. I found myself underlining one passage in each section - not for myself as much, but for my 12yo daughter. She is a competitive gymnast, can be afraid of her power and her fear of failure - and Abby says a lot about both of those in this book. She's right - as women, we far too often find ourselves *grateful* for what we have, devaluing ourselves and our work in the process. We deserve better, we can be better, and together we can make that happen.

  • Sage Donnell

    I have a secret to tell you. Even though I enjoy books with a sports setting, I'm not actually much of a sports fan. I live in Portland where the Thorns rule and are extremely popular, but I rarely attend matches. They're exciting and fun for about the first 15 minutes. Athletic women running around a field? Yes, please. However, then it's just more of the same and I loose interest.

    So, what do like about the books, say, a soccer setting? It's the hard work, drive, and teamwork that go into a su

    I have a secret to tell you. Even though I enjoy books with a sports setting, I'm not actually much of a sports fan. I live in Portland where the Thorns rule and are extremely popular, but I rarely attend matches. They're exciting and fun for about the first 15 minutes. Athletic women running around a field? Yes, please. However, then it's just more of the same and I loose interest.

    So, what do like about the books, say, a soccer setting? It's the hard work, drive, and teamwork that go into a successful athletic venture that really sucks me in. Because of all this, even though I recently tore though the Girls of Summer series, I don't know much about big soccer names. So, why did I pick this one up?

    It came to my attention at an opportune time. I had just been reading the Girls of Summer when I saw an interview by Trevor Noah with Abby Wambach about this book. I thought, "What the heck?" and put a hold on the audio version at my library. I was super surprised by how short it was.

    That said, I liked it. I'd give it maybe 3.5 stars. I realized pretty close to the start that it was basically a fleshed out version of the graduation speech she gave at Barnard College that went viral. At the end, I realized it wasn't much more fleshed out. Still, it has some good and empowering ideas behind it and, if you, like me, haven't heard the speech, this is a good way to do it. It's also read by Abby.

    It was also interesting because, having "met" Abby, I realized that the character of Ellie was modeled on her. So, for me, it added more depth to books I love.

    I'd say if you go in knowing it's short, and are interested in soccer or even in books about soccer, or in the mood for some women power, this is worth the listen. Or read.

  • Kristen Mcknight

    This was a short book and a quick read. While I agree with many of her principles, in my opinion it doesn't deserve to be a book (I'm glad I checked it out of the library and didn't purchase it). It's more like a pamphlet with some principles to motivate women.

  • Shannon

    Read Harder 2019: Business Book

    This book is super short (<100 pages) and a very fast read, but I really enjoyed reading a book on leadership from a uniquely female perspective. Many of the ideas Wambach outlines are ways that I (hopefully) already lead. And I finished the book feeling reminded that I need to seek out my pack - I need to work to feel less lonely and surround myself with women who are learning their own best way to lead.

    I especially like Wambach's assertion that just like envir

    Read Harder 2019: Business Book

    This book is super short (<100 pages) and a very fast read, but I really enjoyed reading a book on leadership from a uniquely female perspective. Many of the ideas Wambach outlines are ways that I (hopefully) already lead. And I finished the book feeling reminded that I need to seek out my pack - I need to work to feel less lonely and surround myself with women who are learning their own best way to lead.

    I especially like Wambach's assertion that just like environmentalists were worried about introducing wolves into Yellowstone - only to find the whole ecosystem flourished with them, our world is afraid of the power of women and it's exactly what our world needs to flourish.

    If this book had been longer - with perhaps some concrete suggestions for how to implement some of these ideas - I would have given it four stars. Even as is, it merits three stars for the way these ideas encouraged and inspired me.

  • Janet

    received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.

    Based on her inspiring, viral 2018 commencement speech to Barnard College’s graduates in New York City, New York Times bestselling author, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion Abby Wambach delivers her empowering rally cry for women to unleash their individual power, uni

    received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.

    Based on her inspiring, viral 2018 commencement speech to Barnard College’s graduates in New York City, New York Times bestselling author, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion Abby Wambach delivers her empowering rally cry for women to unleash their individual power, unite with their pack, and emerge victorious together.

    Abby Wambach became a champion because of her incredible talent as a soccer player. She became an icon because of her remarkable wisdom as a leader. As the co-captain of the 2015 Women’s World Cup Champion Team, she created a culture not just of excellence, but of honour, commitment, resilience, and sisterhood. She helped transform a group of individual women into one of the most successful, powerful and united .wolfpacks of all time.

    In her retirement, Abby’s ready to do the same for her new team: All Women Everywhere.

    In Wolfpack, Abby’s message to women is:

    We have never been Little Red Riding Hood. We Are the Wolves.

    We must wander off the path and blaze a new one: together.

    She insists that women must let go of old rules of leadership that neither include or serve them. She’s created a new set of Wolfpack rules to help women unleash their individual power, unite with their Wolfpack, and change the landscape of their lives and their world: from the family room to the board room to the White House.

    · Make failure your fuel: Transform failure to wisdom and power.

    · Lead from the bench: Lead from wherever you are.

    · Champion each other: Claim each woman’s victory as your own.

    · Demand the effing ball: Don’t ask permission: take what you’ve earned.

    In Abby’s vision, we are not Little Red Riding Hoods, staying on the path because we’re told to. We are the wolves, fighting for a better tomorrow for ourselves, our pack, and all the future wolves who will come after us.

    Okay, that is a very long and overly detailed description for a book: in some ways, why read the book when you have read the synopsis? Here is my picky point: if you do not admit that you do not have POWER then why would you need to power up (sorry, pun time) and get it? Okay, maybe that was bitchy but I did not really get much out of this book: sure, it inspiring, but it was a rant to me I said that my review would be honest: the book was just not MY cup of tea!

    As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of Instagram and Twitter) so let's give it some cups of matcha: 🍵🍵

    p.s. side note; my wee nephew wanted to know why it wasn't the wombat pack ... he kept misreading the author's name. LOL.

  • Kristi

    I don't usually review books, but as I read through this book I was disappointed, here's why:

    -If you watched the commencement speech, you've pretty much read the book. There wasn't a lot of new information or expansion of the ideas brought up in the speech.

    -This book could be about half the page count if they didn't have it double spaced and a bunch of blank pages thrown in.

    -There were good ideas proposed but no actionable steps to get there.

    I feel like as a leadership book, this falls flat. A

    I don't usually review books, but as I read through this book I was disappointed, here's why:

    -If you watched the commencement speech, you've pretty much read the book. There wasn't a lot of new information or expansion of the ideas brought up in the speech.

    -This book could be about half the page count if they didn't have it double spaced and a bunch of blank pages thrown in.

    -There were good ideas proposed but no actionable steps to get there.

    I feel like as a leadership book, this falls flat. As a rallying cry to look at an issue it is pretty good, but if you have watched her speech, it's not new.

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