Book Club - Theodora

Deborah Harkness
Alex George
Ann Napolitano
William Deresiewicz
Jessica Spotswood
Geraldine Brooks
Brené Brown
Stephanie McAfee
Sophie Morgan
Tana French
Terry McMillan
Jen Lancaster
Geneen Roth
Julie Klam
Amy Kalafa
Ally Condie
Julia Cameron
Kate Marshall & David Marshall
Sylvia Day
Edited by Stacy Morrison, Julie Ross Godar & Rita Arens
Amor Towles
Jeremy Page
Dominique Browning
Karen White
Stephen Dau
Laura Moriarty
Laura Dave
Sapphire
Kim Edwards
Jeffrey Zaslow
Claire Bidwell Smith
Seré Prince Halverson
Eleanor Brown
Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
Lisa Gardner
Linwood Barclay
Liane Moriarty
Gayle Forman
William D. Lassek, M.D. & Steven J.C. Gaulin, Ph.D.
Vanessa Williams & Helen Williams

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Theodora
Stella Duffy (used with permission)Author: Stella Duffy
What Did You Think of Theodora?

Journeys to Unknown Ends

One of the things I loved most about Stella Duffy's Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore is that Theodora took risks. She wasn't exactly fearless, she calculated her risks carefully, but she let her instinct guide her. Perhaps no risk was bigger than when she left the stage and made a journey to an unknown end.  Read more >

Do You Seek Praise? Or Punishment?

When you look at Theodora as a historical figure it's hard to imagine that an empress and saint would be someone who sought punishment over praise. Yet in Stella Duffy's Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore she was just such a person.  Read more >

How Do You Define Your Best?

"Good job!" "You did your best, that's what counts." We've all heard these phrases a some point but in the first pages of Stella Duffy's Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore the idea of doing one's best took on a different meaning. Theodora wasn't trying to do her best, she was trying to do her teacher's best -- the best that he expected. How often have each of us fallen into that trap?  Read more >

Do You Fit In Or Do You Stand Out?

One of the first things that we learn in Stella Duffy's Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore is that Theodora is not like the other girls. She does not fall in line. She does not obey. She's a fighter. She stands out when she is supposed to fit in. It is both her greatest strength, and her greatest weakness. "You don't fit because you don't want to. You wouldn't want to just be pretty, you'd rather stand out, make them laugh." p. 13  Read more >