Caroline Paul is the New York Times best-selling author of four books, including her memoir about being a San Francisco firefighter, called Fighting Fire, and the illustrated Lost Cat, A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology.
In her latest book, The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure, she shares her greatest escapades—as well as those of other girls and women from throughout history. The Gutsy Girl encourages a new generation to conquer fears, face challenges and pursue the lives they want—lives of confidence, self-reliance, friendship and fun.
In This Episode, You’ll Learn:
- Her unlikely path to becoming one of the first women in the San Francisco Fire Department.
- How she learned that her brother was a secret animal liberation leader for 20 years.
- Is there such a thing a ‘girl books’ and ‘boy books’?
- The writing collective that kept her sane.
- Why she loves flying experimental planes, but not all the fancy gadgets and gear.
Mentioned in This Episode:
- No Boys Allowed: School visits as a woman writer by Shannon Hale
- Why Do We Teach Girls That It’s Cute to Be Scared? by Caroline Paul
- Celia Slater’s work with True North Sports
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
- Fighting Fire by Caroline Paul