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Winning at Life

When author Preethi Burkholder was at a low point in her life, she turned to the library for comfort — and she found it. “I started reading about some of the most amazing women of our time, because I felt I needed to get out of my rut,” says Burkholder. “Once I started reading about these women, I came to learn that they had unimaginable setbacks and they overcame all of those difficulties and they became champions of their time.”

Because reading about these historic figures helped her turn her own life around, Burkholder wanted to give others the same experience. The result is her newest book, 17 Women Who Shook the World, which tells the stories of women from Harriet Tubman to Meryl Streep and uses their successes to illustrate a 24-step program for achieving your dreams.

Burkholder will discuss her book today at 1 p.m. as part of a lecture series at the Forney Museum of Transportation, 4303 Brighton Boulevard. Tickets, which include museum admission, are $8 for members, $12 for non-members, and $20 for a pair. E-mail for more information, or visit
Sat., April 26, 1 p.m., 2014


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