Wonder Woman: Warrior, Disrupter, Feminist Icon
Powerful. Engaging. Inspiring. Uplifting. Regina Luttrell does a masterful job guiding her readers through the explosive growth of Wonder Woman’s global imprint, distinctly set against the backdrop of the feminist timeline. Wonder Woman motivates girls and women of all ages to push our own boundaries and accomplish the unimaginable by leveraging the powerful, yet truly unique attributes that each of us possess. Wonder Woman: Warrior, Disruptor, Feminist Icon re-orients the reader to the evolution of Wonder Woman, from Marston’s original depiction through present day, incorporating the influences of his life partners Elizabeth Holloway Marston and Olive Byrne while reflecting on each wave of the feminist movement. A wonderful connection between an iconic symbol of feminism and source of inspiration for so many and the historical accomplishments of women everywhere.
— Marissa Traver, founder and host of Lions on Leashes
Luttrell’s work on Wonder Woman: Warrior, Disruptor, Feminist Icon harkens back to Diana’s core—a character that emerged in early feminist theory and has evolved with her readership into something more than just a superhero. By examining Diana through a feminist, political lens, Luttrell shows how Diana continues to teach us about our own power and agency.
— Mara Wood, Ph.D., coauthor of “Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth”
It is high time that Wonder Woman is given the full documentation and credit she is due. Wonder Woman: Warrior, Disruptor, Feminist Icon serves as a tribute to the legendary keeper of space for all female-identifying mortals deserving their own “super” power to draw inspiration from, while giving her very real-life human muses their own long over-due acknowledgment. While catching us up on these admirable feminist figures, this book offers a well-chronicled and fascinating reflection of the reality that what we ask from our role models and larger-than-life heroes has been ever changing, deepening, demanding, and expanding over this last century. Here’s to the truth telling by author Regina Luttrell for lassoing our women warriors and giving us a framework to further appreciate if not finally understand Wonder Woman.
— Laura L. Chekow, associate producer of the documentary “Women and the Vote”
GenZ: The Superhero Generation
Luttrell and McGrath have collaborated again in a scholarly, sound, highly readable study of Gen Z. The theme of superheroes is masterfully woven into their description of the perceived and potential qualities of Gen Z—a very relevant theme in this age of superhero movies. Luttrell and McGrath portray Gen Z as tech-savvy and tech-dependent, with “supernatural” abilities to stand up to “supervillains” who would tear down or destroy society. They are also described as strong, powerful, and ready, willing, and anxious to fight for just causes. Gen Z is juxtaposed with previous generations, dating back to the “traditionalists” of the ’50s and ’60s, creating a sound historical and cultural perspective. Additionally, Luttrell and McGrath offer guidelines and warnings for those who will parent, educate, or employ members of Gen Z, as well as specific advice for Zoomers themselves. This well-presented study is worth an examination in all educational settings; it belongs in all academic libraries and many school libraries.
— Library Journal
Luttrell and McGrath, who previously co-authored The Millennial Mindset (2015), now offer insight into Generation Z (or Gen Z). The book focuses on understanding Gen Z through the lens of common superhero tropes, such as double identities and fighting for just causes…[T]he book is useful in helping readers easily grasp and remember some of the salient features of Gen Z that could be useful for educators, marketers, or Gen-Zers seeking self-reflection. Recommended. General readers, undergraduates, and professionals.
Regina Luttrell and Karen McGrath offer a fascinating overview of the events and history that have defined each generation from the Silent generation to Generation-Z. Their thoughtful explanation details the unique values and societal conditions that shaped us since World War I but also examine the connective tissues and similarities between certain generations as well. Key issues like the difficulty of finding the truth, the lack of civil discourse, and the influence of technology are thoughtfully addressed. Gen-Z, The Superhero Generation is the most insightful book I have read on this generation yet.
— Andrea Coville, CEO Brodeur Partners and author of “Relevance: the Power to Change Minds and Behavior and Stay Ahead of the Competition”
Every new generation comes of age with its own set of ideas about how to live and work. And older cohorts often look down on their youthful counterparts and treat them with impatience and disdain. Instead, they should listen, understand, and learn from them. That’s the approach recommended by Regina Luttrell and Karen McGrath in this timely new book on Gen-Z, the ‘Superhero’ generation. Through research, observation, and in-depth analysis, the authors delve into the differences between the generations and how the culture and times of Gen-Z is shaping their values, motivations, and view of the world. Their explanation of why Gen-Z has superhero-like qualities is both creative and insightful. An essential read if you want to get a handle on who the future leaders will be and how they will use their ‘superpowers’ to achieve their goals.
— Martin Waxmen, MCM, president Martin Waxman Communications, LinkedIn Learning Instructor
The Millennial Mindset: Unraveling fact from Fiction
The Millennial Mindset provides a comprehensive perspective on the often
mis-understood generation. Luttrell and McGrath’s book brought together endless articles, blog posts and Tweets about the Millennial generation. There’s no magic bullet to “fix” the generation rather the book provides a framework for multiple generations to successfully co-exist.
— Anne Gaertner, director, Employer Relations and Internships, Cornerstone University
There is plenty of fiction in the air about Millennials—lazy, selfish, and “entitled” among them—so it is refreshing to see a book that highlights the facts: Millennials are an optimistic, energetic, generous-hearted, and idealistic generation. This might be bad news for those who enjoy dumping on them, but it’s good news for the rest of us. This book is an excellent guide to the Millennial generation and the world they will create.
— Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, PhD, author of Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties; Research Professor, Department of Psychology, Clark University
Social Media: How to Engage, Share, and Connect
The new edition of Social Media is timely, practical and impactful. PR students and practitioners of social media strategy and tactics need this book. Each chapter is chock full of resources, including social media expert profiles, case studies, discussion questions, templates, and the latest social media stats and examples. Too few public relations books and publications approach social media management through the lens of a business and the perspective of the C-suite. This book will help future and current PR professionals more strategically use social media to achieve business goals and objectives in keeping with corporate character and brand purpose.
— Matthew W. Ragas, Associate Professor, College of Communication, DePaul University
The book is fill of real-world examples of successful social media campaigns that organizations can utilize to adapt to their own social media planning. . . .Overall, this book is a good hands-on reference guide for public relations practitioners to use social media in their daily routines.
— Communication Booknotes Quarterly
Regina Luttrell’s book provides a valuable guide for how organizations can leverage the power of social media to strategically build, engage and sustain relationships with their key publics.
— Patricia Swann, associate professor of public relations and journalism, Utica College