The Confidence Code, by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman

Dear clients, I think you might really like to know about this gem of a book for your daughters or for yourself.
I can’t say enough about what I learned from this book. I am buying five copies to lend and to give to my friends, colleagues and clients. If you have twentysomething daughters, buy this book! My 24-year-old daughter and her best friend are getting copies for sure.

It is a well-researched, highly readable discussion of what confidence really consists of, how we might have self-love and still lack confidence, and also ways TO DEVELOP MORE CONFIDENCE in ways that feel right to us.
My one sort of crazy wish is that the authors could have aimed this book at men as well as women – because true confidence is a problem for the men in my practice (and life) as well. Even though it’s clear that much needs to be said about the confidence gap between men and women, I find myself wanting to recommend this book for men who themselves struggle with confidence. For such men, many of these themes apply, and yet they are unlikely to read the book. I’ll just say, there is a ton of well-researched information in this book that should not be missed.  Okay, I’ll stop, I’m gushing.