I purchased "Necessary Dreams" at the same time as Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers (A NICE GIRLS Book). These two books provide a nice complement to one another. I would say that "Necessary Dreams" is the more insightful and intellectual of the two, with a great depth of explanation for why women are the way we are - often unwilling or unable to celebrate success. "Nice Girls," on the other hand, gives advice on how such women can overcome these liabilities in the workplace.
This book combines both scientific and historical evidence of challenges particular to women, as well as anecdotal stories. Very often, I felt as though Anna Fels was speaking directly to me.