This week’s Bloom host is Karen Karbo, the Tall Poppy token non-fiction writer, and she has a wonderful week planned, including: life lessons from notable kick ass women; how to REALLY enjoy the holidays lessons+tips; a Big Boffo Giveaway; a sneak peek of the first chapter of her upcoming book In Praise of Difficult Women; and cute dog pictures.

About Karen

Karen Karbo is the author of fourteen award-winning novels, memoirs and works of non-fiction including the best-selling “Kick Ass Women” series. Her 2004 memoir, THE STUFF OF LIFE, was a New York Times Notable Book, a Books for a Better Life Award finalist, and winner of the Oregon Book Award for Creative Non-fiction. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, Karen’s three adults novels have also been named New York Times Notable Books. Her short stories, essays, articles and reviews have appeared in ElleVogue, O, EsquireOutsideThe New York TimesSalon, and other magazines. Recently, she was one of the 24 writers selected for the inaugural Amtrak Residency. Most recently, she is the author of In Praise of Difficult Women: Life Lessons from 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules (National Geographic 2018).