February 24, 2018

She’s Such a Geek

She's Such a Geek, Seal Press, 2006.

Kory’s essay “Really Good for a Girl” leads the anthology She’s Such a Geek: Women Write About Science, Technology, and Other Nerdy Stuff. In the essay framed by her childhood desire to be an astronaut and her career in computer science, Kory writes about her mother’s legacy of pursuing passions – even when they contradict traditional cultural roles.

Ladies’ Home Journal named Geek to their “Books We Love” list in December 2006 and says this about Kory’s essay:

One standout essay comes from computer programmer-cum-writer Kory Wells, who learned from her own strong mother to follow her techie calling, regardless of gender conventions. Her evolution from “good for a girl” student to working mother with a smart daughter of her own will resonate with any woman, geek or not.

Read an excerpt of the essay on Amazon.com.

Kory’s also mentioned in the Publishers Weekly review of the book, which calls the anthology “jubilant.”