Alice Burton

Chicagoan and aspiring cryptozoologist Alice Burton has a B.A. in Comparative Literature and is an Archives Assistant with the Frances Willard Historical Society. When not booking or historying, she is singing soprano wherever people will have her. She will watch any documentary on Neanderthals or giant extinct animals, and has a Stockholm Syndrome-like love for Chicago and its winters. Blog: Reading Rambo Twitter: @itsalicetime

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5 Great Books About Overcoming Obstacles

Small- or large-scale, we've all had to do it. Overcoming obstacles is part of the human experience, and gaining a better understanding of other people's struggles builds empathy and makes the world a better place, so check out these books about people who overcame.