This week 8 Women Dream will be sharing our reflections on The Help, the story of three brave women who come together for a book project.
The author of The Help isÂ Kathryn Stockett. She was was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi and went on to graduate from the University of Alabama with a degree in English and Creative Writing.Â After college she moved to New York City where she worked in magazine publishing and marketing for nine years — much like the main character in the book and subsequent movie.
The Help is Stockett’s first novel, which not only was a New York Times best seller, but now it is a major motion picture. I think will be the sleeper hit of 2011.
To see that it is this author’s first novel makes it appear like she is an overnight success.Â But keep in mind that Kathryn Stockett spent nine years in publishing and at least four years in college.Â Most likely her experiences have been prepping her for this book … at least 14 years.
If you’ve spent any time working on a dream then you understand that there is no such thing as an overnight success. We know all to well theÂ long walk through the valley of preparation and personal change that is required before we get to the promised land of dream success.
We encourage you to see the movie The Help and share your thoughts with us this week as we reflect on dreams, friendships and being brave enough to change our lives while influencing the lives of others.
To view the Rotten Tomatoes review, click here.