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In the Dream House: A Memoir
by Carmen Maria Machado

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English

Pages

247

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<p><b>A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of <i>Her Body and Other Parties</i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><i>In the Dream House</i> is Carmen Maria Machado’s engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming.</p><p>And it’s that struggle that gives the book its original structure: each chapter is driven by its own narrative trope—the haunted house, erotica, the bildungsroman—through which Machado holds the events up to the light and examines them from different angles. She looks back at her religious adolescence, unpacks the stereotype of lesbian relationships as safe and utopian, and widens the view with essayistic explorations of the history and reality of abuse in queer relationships.</p><p>Machado’s dire narrative is leavened with her characteristic wit, playfulness, and openness to inquiry. She casts a critical eye over legal proceedings, fairy tales, <i>Star Trek</i>, and Disney villains, as well as iconic works of film and fiction. The result is a wrenching, riveting book that explodes our ideas about what a memoir can do and be.</p>
Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender...
by Abby Stein

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<b>The powerful coming-of-age story of an ultra-Orthodox child who was born to become a rabbinic leader and instead became a woman</b><b><br /></b>Abby Stein was raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, isolated in a culture that lives according to the laws and practices of eighteenth-century Eastern Europe, speaking only Yiddish and Hebrew and shunning modern life. Stein was born as the first son in a dynastic rabbinical family, poised to become a leader of the next generation of Hasidic Jews. <br /><br />But Abby felt certain at a young age that she was a girl. She suppressed her desire for a new body while looking for answers wherever she could find them, from forbidden religious texts to smuggled secular examinations of faith. Finally, she orchestrated a personal exodus from ultra-Orthodox manhood to mainstream femininity-a radical choice that forced her to leave her home, her family, her way of life. <br /><br />Powerful in the truths it reveals about biology, culture, faith, and identity, <i>Becoming Eve</i> poses the enduring question: How far will you go to become the person you were meant to be?
The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias
by Dolly Chugh

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English

Pages

325

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<p><strong>"Favorite Books of 2018"<em> The Greater Good Magazine</em></strong></p><p><strong>Foreword by Laszlo Bock, the bestselling author of Work Rules! and former Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google</strong></p><p>An inspiring guide from Dolly Chugh, an award-winning social psychologist at the New York University Stern School of Business, on how to confront difficult issues including sexism, racism, inequality, and injustice so that you can make the world (and yourself) better.</p><p>Many of us believe in equality, diversity, and inclusion. But how do we stand up for those values in our turbulent world? <em>The Person You Mean to Be</em> is the smart, "semi-bold" person’s guide to fighting for what you believe in.</p><p>Dolly reveals the surprising causes of inequality, grounded in the "psychology of good people". Using her research findings in unconscious bias as well as work across psychology, sociology, economics, political science, and other disciplines, she offers practical tools to respectfully and effectively talk politics with family, to be a better colleague to people who don’t look like you, and to avoid being a well-intentioned barrier to equality. Being the person we mean to be starts with a look at ourselves.</p><p>She argues that the only way to be on the right side of history is to be a good-ish— rather than good—person. Good-ish people are always growing. Second, she helps you find your "ordinary privilege"—the part of your everyday identity you take for granted, such as race for a white person, sexual orientation for a straight person, gender for a man, or education for a college graduate. This part of your identity may bring blind spots, but it is your best tool for influencing change. Third, Dolly introduces the psychological reasons that make it hard for us to see the bias in and around us. She leads you from willful ignorance to willful awareness. Finally, she guides you on how, when, and whom, to engage (and not engage) in your workplaces, homes, and communities. Her science-based approach is a method any of us can put to use in all parts of our life.</p><p>Whether you are a long-time activist or new to the fight, you can start from where you are. Through the compelling stories Dolly shares and the surprising science she reports, Dolly guides each of us closer to being the person we mean to be.</p>
Bad Feminist: Essays
by Roxane Gay

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English

Pages

339

Publication Date

August 05, 2014

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<p><strong><em>New York Times</em></strong><strong> Bestseller</strong></p><p>A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.</p><p><strong>“</strong>Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be <em>cool</em>, but it is pink—all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read <em>Vogue</em>, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.”</p><p>In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (<em>Sweet Valley High</em>) of color (<em>The Help</em>) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (<em>Girls, Django in Chains</em>) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture.</p><p><em>Bad Feminist</em> is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.</p>
The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Strai...
by Alan Downs

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English

Pages

274

Publication Date

June 05, 2012

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<b>A groundbreaking examination of the psychology of homosexuality, why it leads to shame over one's identity, and how to overcome it<br /><br /></b>In <i>The Velvet Rage</i>, psychologist Alan Downs draws on his own struggle with shame and anger, contemporary research, and stories from his patients to passionately describe the stages of a gay man's journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to stop the cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behavior. <i>The Velvet Rage</i> is an empowering book that has already changed the public discourse on gay culture and helped shape the identity of an entire generation of gay men.<b><br /></b>
The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir
by Ariel Levy

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English

Pages

225

Publication Date

March 14, 2017

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER •  <b>“This Year’s Must-Read Memoir” (<i>W</i> magazine) about the choices a young woman makes in her search for adventure, meaning, and love</b><br /></b><br /> <b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY</b><br /> <b><i>Vogue</i> • <i>Time</i> • <i>Esquire</i> • <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> • <i>The Guardian</i> • <i>Harper’s Bazaar</i> • <i>Library Journal</i> • NPR </b><br /><br /> All her life, Ariel Levy was told that she was too fervent, too forceful, too much. As a young woman, she decided that becoming a writer would perfectly channel her strength and desire. She would be a professional explorer—“the kind of woman who is free to do whatever she chooses.” Levy moved to Manhattan to pursue her dream, and spent years of adventure, traveling all over the world writing stories about unconventional heroines, following their fearless examples in her own life.<br /><br /> But when she experiences unthinkable heartbreak, Levy is forced to surrender her illusion of control. In telling her story, Levy has captured a portrait of our time, of the shifting forces in American culture, of what has changed and what has remained. And of how to begin again.<br /><br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Rules Do Not Apply</i></b><br /><br />“Unflinching and intimate, wrenching and revelatory, Ariel Levy’s powerful memoir about love, loss, and finding one’s way shimmers with truth and heart on every page.”<b>—Cheryl Strayed</b><br /><br />“Every deep feeling a human is capable of will be shaken loose by this profound book. Ariel Levy has taken grief and made art out of it.”<b>—David Sedaris</b><br /><br /> “Beautifully crafted . . . This book is haunting; it is smart and engaging. It was so engrossing that I read it in a day.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review<br /><br /> </i></b>“Levy’s wise and poignant memoir is the voice of a new generation of women, full of grit, pathos, truth, and inspiration. Being in her presence is energizing and ennobling. Reading her deep little book is inspiring.”<b><i><b>—<i>San Francisco Book Review</i></b><br /></i></b><br />“Levy has the rare gift of seeing herself with fierce, unforgiving clarity. And she deploys prose to match, raw and agile. She plumbs the commotion deep within and takes the measure of her have-it-all generation.”<b>—<i>The Atlantic</i></b><br /><br />“Cheryl Strayed meets a Nora Ephron movie. You’ll laugh, ugly cry, and finish it before the weekend’s over.”<b>—<i>theSkimm</i></b>
Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in ...
by Mark A. Yarhouse

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English

Pages

193

Publication Date

June 22, 2015

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<ul class="ivp-award"><li><em>Foreword Reviews'</em> 18th Annual INDIEFAB Honorable Mention for Psychology</li></ul><br />Few topics are more contested today than gender identity. In the fog of the culture war, complex issues like gender dysphoria are reduced to slogans and sound bites. And while the war rages over language, institutions and political allegiances, transgender individuals are the ones who end up being the casualties.<br />Mark Yarhouse, an expert in sexual identity and therapy, challenges the church to rise above the political hostilities and listen to people's stories. In <em>Understanding Gender Dysphoria</em>, Yarhouse offers a Christian perspective on transgender issues that eschews simplistic answers and appreciates the psychological and theological complexity. The result is a book that engages the latest research while remaining pastorally sensitive to the experiences of each person.<br />In the midst of a tense political climate, Yarhouse calls Christians to come alongside those on the margins and stand with them as they resolve their questions and concerns about gender identity. <em>Understanding Gender Dysphoria</em> is the book we need to navigate these stormy cultural waters.
Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister (Movie Tie-In)
by Anne Choma

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English

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272

Publication Date

April 23, 2019

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<b><b>In 1834, Anne Lister made history by celebrating and recording the first ever known marriage to another woman. Now the basis for the HBO series Gentleman Jack, this is her remarkable, true story. </b></b><br /><br />Anne Lister was extraordinary. Fearless, charismatic and determined to explore her lesbian sexuality, she forged her own path in a society that had no language to define her. She was a landowner, an industrialist and a prolific diarist, whose output has secured her legacy as one of the most fascinating figures of the 19th century. <i>Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister</i> follows Anne from her crumbling ancestral home in Yorkshire to the glittering courts of Denmark as she resolves to put past heartbreak behind her and find herself a wife. This book introduces the real Gentleman Jack, featuring unpublished journal extracts decrypted for the first time by series creator Sally Wainwright and writer Anne Choma.
A Year Without a Name: A Memoir
by Cyrus Grace Dunham

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English

Pages

177

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>From "an extraordinary new voice," a "passionate and clear-eyed and unputdownable" </b><b>meditation on queerness, family, and desire. (Mary Karr)</b><br /><b><br /></b>For as long as they can remember, Cyrus Grace Dunham felt like a visitor in their own body. Their life was a series of imitations--lovable little girl, daughter, sister, young gay woman--until their profound sense of alienation became intolerable.<br /><br />Moving between Grace and Cyrus, Dunham brings us inside the chrysalis of gender transition, asking us to bear witness to an uncertain and exhilarating process that troubles our most basic assumptions about who we are and how we are constituted. Written with disarming emotional intensity in a voice uniquely theirs<i>, A Year Without a Name</i> is a potent, thrillingly unresolved queer coming of age story. <br /><br /> <b>Named one of Fall 2019's Most Anticipated Books by:</b><i><b>Time</b></i><i><b>NYLON</b></i><i><b>Vogue</b></i><i><b>ELLE</b></i><b>Buzzfeed </b><b>Bustle</b><i><b>O Magazine</b></i><i><b>Harper's Bazaar</b></i>
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and...
by Tony Kushner

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English

Pages

361

Publication Date

January 16, 2014

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A revised edition of one of the most influential plays of our time, published with a new foreword by the author.

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