Praise for Juliette Gordon Low

 “Cordery…has written a detailed and well-researched book. She shows Low to be a strong woman ahead of her time.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Of the three books pegged to the Girl Scouts’ 100th, the most engaging by far is Stacy A. Cordery’s Juliette Gordon Low. Ms. Cordery gives us the unexpurgated life—one that might make you want to shield the eyes of the nearest Brownie Scout but one that also lends depth and color to the American Girl Scouts founder’s story. Ms. Cordery uses a wealth of historical detail to animate both an era and the author’s flawed, sometimes exasperating but generally appealing subject.”
Amy Finnerty in the Wall Street Journal

A “delightful new biography…”
—Deanna Larson in Book Page

“Cordery’s account of her early years [is] as absorbing as the saga of Low’s masterful shaping of the Girl Scouts….Cordery, who profiled another high-octane personality in her biography of Alice Roosevelt Longworth, doesn’t gloss over the ways in which Daisy maddened colleagues with her disregard for schedules and her tendency to make on-the-fly decisions.  Yet, the author paints a charming picture of Daisy as a warm-hearted force of nature whose determination and social skills won widespread acceptance for an organization that might well have been criticized by conservative Americans as dangerously unfeminine.”
—Wendy Smith in Printer’s Row

“An engaging biography that describes how Daisy Low created and shaped the Girl Scouts into an organization that continues to thrive….”
Library Journal

As Stacy A. Cordery explains in her salute to the feminist pioneer and founder of the Girl Scouts—which celebrates its centennial this year—that meeting [with Robert Baden-Powell] would inspire Low to commit the rest of her life to the goal of nurturing in young women a can-do spirit, a strong moral core, and a sense of fun, while teaching them real-life skills.”
—Elissa Schappell in Vanity Fair

“In this robust biography…Cordery wisely fleshes out Low’s nontraditional, pre-Scouting life so that the woman who emerges as the honorary troop leader of today’s 2.3 million Girl Scouts is a fully realized heroine.”
Publisher’s Weekly