Caroline Paul: Fighting Fires, Writing Books and Gutsy Girls

8c83988bb268-GutsyGirl_NYTs_coverCaroline 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.

 

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