Homer's Travels: Book: Kari Byron's "Crash Test Girl"

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Book: Kari Byron's "Crash Test Girl"

After my last book I wanted to read something lighter.  I'd spent the month of May rewatching the entire run of Mythbusters (including the ill fated seventeenth season attempted reboot with new hosts).  While I was watching I got curious about where the hosts were now.  During that search I discovered that Kari Byron had written a book so, Kari Byron's "Crash Test Girl" was my tenth book of the year.

First off, this book was not necessarily written for my demographic.  It was written for girls and young women interested in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics).  Having said this, the book often dipped into behind the scenes look at Mythbusters which interested me and, to be frank, the author has lived a very interesting life.

The book shines a light on how women are disadvantaged by the male dominated world and it inspires by showing how the author overcame many of those disadvantages.  If you are a parent of a teenage girl interested in STEAM they should encourage her to read "Crash Test Girl".

Despite not being in the target demographic, I enjoyed this book.  I gave it four out of five stars on Goodreads.  Many things she wrote made me smile and many others made me think and that is what makes a book good.

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