Code Name Hélène
Nancy Wake led a truly interesting life as a socialite spy during World War II. Biographer Ariel Lawhorn tells her story in interweaving timelines organized around the four code names Nancy used during the war. She was known as Lucienne Carlier when she smuggled valuable documents and people across the border. The Gestapo called her The White Mouse because they couldn’t catch her, British Special Ops called her Helene, and the French Resistance knew her as Madam Andree.
Wow, No Thank You.
Samantha Irby’s latest funny essay collection explores the particulars of her new life as a forty-something married homeowner who hosts book club, makes salads in mason jars, and still hides past-due bills under her pillow. The mundane becomes hilarious with Irby’s writing skill, and you’ll find yourself highly entertained.
The Big Activity Book for Digital Detox
While this book suggestion is semi-tongue-in-cheek, social media can be a difficult trap for Sevens, with its never-ending feeds full of glamorous photos of other people having more fun than you are right now. Cure your FOMO with a digital detox and do these activities instead: color in the grateful influencer, craft with your obsolete iPhone cords, and maybe try doing something outside without posting about it.
Sevens are highly energetic and spontaneous. This type enjoys a variety of activities, and wants to get the most out of life, so they are always enthusiastically trying new things and frequently joining in social gatherings. Sevens’ basic desire is to find enjoyment, which is why they look for fun and excitement everywhere. This can become a problem if a seven becomes scattered, or self-destructive in their pursuit of joy, to the point where they sacrifice stability. To find balance, it’s important for sevens to seek happiness and fulfillment in the present moment, so that they achieve this desire for joy without worrying about missing out on something better.