Reshma Saujani

Books by Reshma Saujani


Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder

Available in: Hardcover
New York Times bestselling author and Girls Who Code founder/CEO inspires us to discover the power of female bravery.

Do you ever feel crushed under the weight of your own expectations? Do you often lose sleep ruminating over a tiny mistake or worrying about what someone else thinks of you? Do you run yourself ragged trying to do it all, at home and at work, with a smile and not a hair out of place? Have you ever passed up an opportunity--a relationship, job, or challenge--for fear you wouldn't immediately excel at it? For you, is failure simply not an option?
You're not alone. As women, we've been taught from an early age to play it safe. Well-meaning parents and teachers rewarded us for being quiet and polite, urged us to be careful so as not to get hurt, and steered us to activities at which we could shine. Meanwhile, boys we expected to speak up, get dirty, play rough, and climb to the top of the monkey bars. In short, boys are taught to be brave, while girls are taught to be perfect.
As a result, we grow up to be women who are afraid to fail. As too many of us eventually learn, being scared to take risks, to take a stand, to ask for what we want, even to make mistakes, leads to a lot of disappointment and regret. When we hold ourselves back for fear of not being good enough, we tamp down our dreams and narrow our world, along with our chance at happiness.
But it doesn't have to be that way. In a book inspired by her popular TED Talk, Reshma Saujani shows us how to end our love affair with perfection, and rewire ourselves for bravery.
Drawing on hundreds of interviews with girls and women from across the country, inspiring stories of women changing the world one brave act at a time, and her own personal journey to accept her imperfections, Saujani shares an array of powerful insights and practices to make bravery a lifelong habit. By being brave, not perfect, we can all become the authors of our biggest, boldest, and most joyful life.


Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World

Available in: Paperback, Hardcover
From the founder of the Girls Who Code organization comes a graphically animated book bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principles, and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA. Illustrations.

Women Who Don't Wait in Line: Break the Mold, Lead the Way

Available in: Hardcover

New York City Deputy Advocate Reshma Saujani asks why women, in an era where they are told they can do anything, still haven t joined the top ranks of corporations or government. Saujani charts the paths of accomplished women, encouraging all women to take risks, compete, embrace failure, and build support through a twenty-first-century sisterhood.