As conservative women, we are constantly subjected to the left telling us that we are being brainwashed, are simply wrong, or are ignorant. Stop listening to them! Conservative women are brilliant, and these 20 conservative books by conservative female authors are further proof of this. If you’re looking for a good read, none of these books will lead you astray. Dive into a good conservative book and don’t let the lies of the left get you down.

1) Can’t Is Not an Option – Nikki Haley

A rising star in the Republican Party shares her inspirational memoir of family, hope, and the power of the American Dream.

Decades before their daughter surprised the nation by becoming governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley’s parents had a dream. Ajit and Raj Randhawa were well-educated, well-off Sikhs in the Punjab region of India. But despite their high social status, the Randhawas wanted more for their family-the opportunities that only America could offer.Haley’s story, as told firsthand in this inspiring memoir, is a testament to the power of determination, faith, and family. And it’s proof that the American Dream is still strong and true in the twenty- first century.

2) And the Good News Is… – Dana Perino

From her years as the presidential press secretary to her debates with colleagues on Fox News’ The Five, Dana Perino reveals the lessons she’s learned that have guided her through life, kept her level-headed, and led to her success, even in the face of adversity. Thoughtful, inspiring, and often surprising, And the Good News Is . . . traces Dana Perino’s unlikely journey through politics and television. It’s a remarkable American story-made up of equal parts determination and clear-eyed optimism.

3) Spoken From the Heart – Laura Bush

In this brave, beautiful, and deeply personal memoir, Laura Bush, one of our most beloved and private first ladies, tells her own extraordinary story. With deft humor and a sharp eye, Laura Bush lifts the curtain on what really happens inside the White House, from presidential finances to the 175-year-old tradition of separate bedrooms for presidents and their wives to the antics of some White House guests and even a few members of Congress. She writes with honesty and eloquence about her family, her public triumphs, and her personal tribulations. Laura Bush’s compassion, her sense of humor, her grace, and her uncommon willingness to bare her heart make this story revelatory, beautifully rendered, and unlike any other first lady’s memoir ever written.

4) Balancing It All – Candace Cameron Bure

“How do you do it all?” That’s the question that wife, mom, actress, and best-selling author Candace Cameron Bure is often asked. And it’s a question that women everywhere are asking themselves as we seek to balance all of our roles, responsibilities, and opportunities. Come along and dig into Candace’s story from her start in commercials, the balance-necessitating years on Full House, to adding on the roles of wife and mom while also returning to Hollywood. Insightful, funny, and poignant, Candace’s story will help you balance it all.

5) Who Stole Feminism? – Christina Hoff Sommers

Philosophy professor Christina Sommers has exposed a disturbing development: how a group of zealots, claiming to speak for all women, are promoting a dangerous new agenda that threatens our most cherished ideals and sets women against men in all spheres of life. In case after case, Sommers shows how these extremists have propped up their arguments with highly questionable but well-funded research, presenting inflammatory and often inaccurate information and stifling any semblance of free and open scrutiny. Trumpeted as orthodoxy, the resulting “findings” on everything from rape to domestic abuse to economic bias to the supposed crisis in girls’ self-esteem perpetuate a view of women as victims of the “patriarchy”. Moreover, these arguments and the supposed facts on which they are based have had enormous influence beyond the academy, where they have shaken the foundations of our educational, scientific, and legal institutions and have fostered resentment and alienation in our private lives. Despite its current dominance, Sommers maintains, such a breed of feminism is at odds with the real aspirations and values of most American women and undermines the cause of true equality. Who Stole Feminism? is a call to arms that will enrage or inspire, but cannot be ignored.

6) Assault and Flattery – Katie Pavlich

New York Times bestselling author and FOX News contributor Katie Pavlich exposes the truth behind the real war on women—the one being waged by Democrats. Assault and Flattery is a book about women, but it’s for fathers, husbands, sons, and boyfriends, too. As Katie Pavlich explains, what the Democratic Party is doing to women, it is doing to us all. By segregating us by gender, they’re harming our future.

7) Happily Ever After – Elizabeth Kantor

Women today are settling for less than we want when it comes to men, relationships, sex, and marriage. But we don’t have to, argues Elizabeth Kantor. Jane Austen can show us how to find the love we really want.In The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After, Kantor reveals how the examples of Jane Austen heroines such as Elizabeth Bennett, Elinor Dashwood, and Anne Elliot can help us navigate the modern-day minefields of dating, love, relationships, and sex. By following in their footsteps—and steering clear of the sad endings suffered by characters such as Maria Bertram and Charlotte Lucas—modern women can discover the path to lifelong love and true happiness. Charged with honesty and humor, Kantor’s book includes testimonies from modern women, pop culture parallels, the author’s personal experiences and, of course, a thorough examination of Austen’s beloved novels.

8) Hands Off My Gun – Dana Loesch

Respected conservative talk show host, blogger and TV commentator Dana Loesch gives her views on the history and intent of the Second Amendment and discusses what she believes gun confiscation would mean to Americans’ basic rights as citizens. n HANDS OFF MY GUN, Dana Loesch explains why the Founding Fathers included the right to bear arms in the Bill of Rights, and argues that “gun control” regulations throughout history have been used to keep minority populations under control. She also contends that current arguments in favor of gun control are primarily based on emotions and fear.This narrative is a must-read for every Second Amendment supporter. Dana Loesch is a determined and fierce advocate for those rights and shouts out: hands off my gun!

9) Tough Choices: A Memoir – Carly Fiorina

The New York Times bestseller by the most talked about woman in American business. In this extraordinarily candid memoir, she reveals the private person behind the public persona. She shares her triumphs and failures, her deepest fears and most painful confrontations. She shows us what it was like to be an ambitious young woman at stodgy old AT&T and then a fast- track executive during the spin-off of Lucent Technologies. Above all, she describes how she drove the transformation of legendary but deeply troubled HP, in the face of fierce opposition.

10) Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law – Nonie Darwish

Nonie Darwish lived for thirty years in a majority Muslim nation. Everything about her life,family, sexuality, hygiene, business, banking, contracts, economics, politics, social issues, everything?was dictated by the Islamic law code known as Sharia.But Sharia isn’t staying in majority Muslim nations. Darwish now lives in the West and brings a warning; the goal of radical Islam is to bring Sharia law to your country. If that happens, the fabric of Western law and liberty will be ripped in two. Weaving personal experience together with extensive documentation and research, Darwish exposes the facts and reveals the global threat posed by Sharia law. Anyone concerned about Western rights and liberties ignores her warning and analysis at their peril.

11) Great American Conservative Women – Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute

This book explodes the liberal arrogance that if you want to be a successful woman you can’t be a conservative. Great American Conservative Women bulges with the lives and views of outstanding women leaders. They represent all walks of life–from a star of Broadway to an ambassador to the United Nations, from an internationally syndicated radio show host to political leaders, CEOs, and mothers. This collection of speeches provides conservative solutions to the challenges of our time, refuting the liberal message. Folks like Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Phyllis Schlafly, Ann Coulter, Star Parker, Linda Chavez, Letitia Baldrige, Michelle Easton, and Dr. Jeane Kirkpatrick are a few of the notable contributors.

12) Who Killed the American Family? – Phyllis Schlafly

American families are the backbone of this nation. The American family is the fundamental institution that provided the Founding Fathers with the emotional support and driving courage to face the tyrannical government that threatened their very existence. Who Killed the American Family reveals the concerted assault on the American nuclear family by many forces – feminists, judges, lawmakers, psychologists, school districts, college professors, politicians offering incentives and seeking votes, and more – opposed to the traditional American nuclear family, each with its own raison d’etre for wanting to abolish it. Schlafly not only exposes the tactical charge the Left has implemented, but she offers hope and a plan for stopping anti-marriage incentives and how to restore in our culture the sacred nature of the family unit.

13) One Nation Under Therapy – Christina Hoff Sommers

Americans have traditionally placed great value on self-reliance and fortitude. In recent decades, however, we have seen the rise of a therapeutic ethic that views Americans as emotionally underdeveloped, psychically frail, and requiring the ministrations of mental health professionals. Today—with a book for every ailment, a lawsuit for every grievance and a TV show for every conceivable problem—we are at risk of degrading our native ability to cope with life’s challenges. Drawing on established science and common sense, Christina Sommers and Dr. Sally Satel reveal how “therapism” and the burgeoning trauma industry have come to pervade our lives, with a host of troubling consequences. Intelligent, provocative, and wryly amusing, One Nation Under Therapy demonstrates that “talking about” problems is no substitute for confronting them

14) What Women Really Want – Morgan Brittany, Gina Loudon, and Ann-Marie Murrell

Women today are tired of the culture and media telling them how they should think and feel. Women don’t want to be enslaved, patronized, labeled, or invaded. What women really want is to be empowered to make a difference. Women really want freedom of religion, a strong family, a man who stands for something, a voice, the freedom to protect herself, prosperity, and choices. Women really want to do the right thing – for themselves, for their families, and for their country. What Women Really Want is a call to women across this great land to wake up! and take a stand against the cultural forces that are fighting tooth and nail to destroy their spirit and their families. Time is short and the call is great. Discover your hidden passion and find out what women really want. 

15) Pimps, Whores and Welfare Brats – Star Parker

She was a delinquent teenager, mixed up with crime and drugs. In the 1970s, Star Parker came to Los Angeles with a dream of dancing on Soul Train – and ended up an unemployed single mom, barely literate, and living on welfare. But life on county aid was far from impoverished – she was able to lounge in her own Jacuzzi, party at Venice Beach, bring in extra income with under-the-table jobs, and take the system for all it was worth. It was the power of her Christianity that turned her life around. But it was Star’s no-excuses attitude of self-empowerment that firmly positioned her on the fast track of conservative politics, speaking out against welfare as the No. 1 cause of urban America’s moral and economic decline – and in favor of taxpayer vouchers for private school education, banning abortion, and condemning condom distribution in public schools.

16) Outnumbered: Chronicles of a Manhattan Conservative – Jedediah Bila

“I’ve had enough of the hypocrisy, political correctness, and cry-baby syndrome of some on the left as they call you whatever, whenever, however without blinking an eye. That includes any and all who feel persecuted by my right to an opinion.”–From Jedediah Bila’s OUTNUMBERED. Known for her “call-it-like-you-see-it” television, radio, and print commentary, Jedediah kicks it up a notch with OUTNUMBERED. Complete with unforgettable encounters, musings, and personal stories, OUTNUMBERED exposes the true face of the Left through comings and goings in liberal Manhattan. Get ready for an unconventional journey that reminds us of the truths one can discover through everyday life.

17) Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs – Michelle Malkin

Firebrand conservative columnist, commentator, Internet entrepreneur, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Michelle Malkin tells the fascinating, little-known stories of the inventors who have contributed to American Exceptionalism and technological process. In July 2012, President Obama infamously proclaimed: “If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Malkin wholeheartedly disagrees. Who Built That is a rousing tribute to the hidden American capitalists who pioneered everyday inventions. They’re the little big things we take for granted: bottle caps and glassware, tissue paper, flashlights, railroad signals, bridge cables, revolutionary plastics, and more.To understand who we are as people, we need to first understand what motivates America’s ordinary and extraordinary makers and risk-takers. Driven by her own experience as a second-generation beneficiary of the American Dream, Malkin skillfully and passionately rebuts collectivist orthodoxy to celebrate the engineers, mechanics, designers, artisans, and relentless tinkerers of all backgrounds who embody our nation’s spirit of self-made entrepreneurialism.

18) Bay and Her Boys – Bay Buchanan

Twenty-three years ago, Bay Buchanan was thrown–or as she says, dumped–into the world of single parenting. It wasn’t a popular time to be raising kids solo, especially as a rising star in the conservative movement. But she quickly realized she needed to overcome the hurt and confusion and focus on giving her all to her children.  and Her Boys is a compelling story that takes the reader on a candid trip into the world of single working motherhood. For the first time, Buchanan writes of her experiences–mistakes she made and rules that worked–in the hopes of encouraging mothers to make success at home their first priority in life. Buchanan also wants to change the national dialogue about single moms with a shot across the bow of both conservatives and liberals. This book is the first step by a prominent conservative to be there for all mothers: standing with them, inspiring them, and arming them with tools that will help their kids succeed in life.

19) Losing Our Religion – SE Cupp

It’s time to wake up and smell the bias. The go-to commentator for such programs as Fox News’s Hannity and CNN’s Larry King Live and Reliable Sources, S. E. Cupp is just that—a reliable source for the latest news, trends, and forecasts in young, bright, conservative America. Savvy and outspoken when shattering left-leaning assumptions as she did in Why You’re Wrong About the Right, Cupp now takes on the most pressing threat to the values and beliefs held and practiced by the majority of Americans: the marginalizing of Christianity by the flagrantly biased liberal media. Now, discover the truth behind the war against Christmas—and how political correctness keeps the faithful under wraps . . . the one-sided analyses of Prop 8 and the gay marriage debate . . . the media pot-shots at Sarah Palin’s personal faith . . . the politicization of entertainment mainstays such as American Idol and the Miss USA Pageant . . . and much more. Also included are her penetrating interviews with Dinesh D’Souza, Martha Zoller, James T. Harris, Newt Gingrich, Kevin Madden, and Kevin Williamson of National Review, delivering must-read analyses of the latest stunning lowlights from the liberal media.

 

20) Making the Case: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate – Kimberly Guilfoyle

After an eleven-year-old Kimberly Guilfoyle lost her mother to leukemia, her dad wanted her to become as resilient and self-empowered as she could be. He wisely taught her to build a solid case for the things she wanted. Creating a strong logical argument was the best way to ensure she could always meet her needs. That childhood lesson led her to become the fearless advocate and quick-thinking spitfire she is today. In Making the Case, Guilfoyle interweaves stories and anecdotes from her life and career with practical advice that can help you win arguments, get what you want, help others along the way, and come out ahead in any situation. Told in her winning and humorous voice, Guilfoyle’s experiences and the wisdom drawn from them are a ready guide to help you reach your potential and live a fulfilling and happy life at work and at home.

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Aryssa D
FFL Cabinet Member
Aryssa is a student at Yale University, where she enjoys worshiping the patriarchy, making sandwiches, and finding a husband. She loves wearing her FFL gear and documenting the horrific expressions that ensue for her scrapbook. When she is not being "oppressed" by the patriarchy, she enjoys Lilly Pulitzer and classic novels.

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