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BRAVE
by Rose McGowan

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

January 30, 2018

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<p><strong><em>NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong><strong>“One of the greatest tricks that the patriarchy plays on women is to deliberately destabilize them, then use their instability as a reason to disbelieve them. Much of <em>BRAVE</em> reads like the diary of a woman driven half-mad by abusive men who assume no one will listen to her. In this case, the truth was finally—and, for McGowan, triumphantly—exposed...”</strong> <strong>—</strong><em><strong>The New York Times Book Review</strong></em></strong></p><p><strong><strong><strong>"<em>BRAVE</em> works beautifully as a manifesto. It’s a call to arms—not just against the specific men who mistreated McGowan and the men and women who enabled that mistreatment, but against an industry."—<em>The Boston Globe</em></strong></strong></strong></p><p><strong>A revealing memoir and empowering manifesto – A voice for generations</strong></p><p>Rose McGowan was born in one cult and came of age in another, more visible cult: Hollywood.</p><p>In a strange world where she was continually on display, stardom soon became a personal nightmare of constant exposure and sexualization. Rose escaped into the world of her mind, something she had done as a child, and into high-profile relationships. Every detail of her personal life became public, and the realities of an inherently sexist industry emerged with every script, role, public appearance, and magazine cover. The Hollywood machine packaged her as a sexualized bombshell, hijacking her image and identity and marketing them for profit.</p><p>Hollywood expected Rose to be silent and cooperative and to stay the path. Instead, she rebelled and asserted her true identity and voice. She reemerged unscripted, courageous, victorious, angry, smart, fierce, unapologetic, controversial, and real as f*ck.</p><p></p><p><em><strong>BRAVE</strong> </em>is her raw, honest, and poignant memoir/manifesto—a no-holds-barred, pull-no-punches account of the rise of a millennial icon, fearless activist, and unstoppable force for change who is determined to expose the truth about the entertainment industry, dismantle the concept of fame, shine a light on a multibillion-dollar business built on systemic misogyny, and empower people everywhere to wake up and be <strong><em>BRAVE</em></strong>. </p><p>"My life, as you will read, has taken me from one cult to another. <strong><em>BRAVE</em></strong> is the story of how I fought my way out of these cults and reclaimed my life. I want to help you do the same." -Rose McGowan</p>
Heart Berries: A Memoir
by Terese Marie Mailhot

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

February 13, 2018

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<b>Named One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 by: Goodreads, <i>Esquire</i>, <i>Entertainment Weekly</i>, <i>ELLE</i>, <i>Cosmopolitan</i>, <i>Huffington Post</i>, <i>B*tch</i>, <i>NYLON</i>, Buzzfeed, Bustle, <i>The Rumpus</i>, and the New York Public Library<br /><br /><br /><br />A <i>New York Times</i> Editor's Choice<br /><br /><br /><br />"A sledgehammer. . . . Her experiments with structure and language . . . are in the service of trying to find new ways to think about the past, trauma, repetition and reconciliation, which might be a way of saying a new model for the memoir." —Parul Sehgal, <i>The New York Times</i><br /><br /><br /><br />A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection<br /><br /><br /><br /></b><br /><i>Heart Berries</i> is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder; Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. The triumphant result is <i>Heart Berries</i>, a memorial for Mailhot's mother, a social worker and activist who had a thing for prisoners; a story of reconciliation with her father—an abusive drunk and a brilliant artist—who was murdered under mysterious circumstances; and an elegy on how difficult it is to love someone while dragging the long shadows of shame.<br /><br />Mailhot trusts the reader to understand that memory isn't exact, but melded to imagination, pain, and what we can bring ourselves to accept. Her unique and at times unsettling voice graphically illustrates her mental state. As she writes, she discovers her own true voice, seizes control of her story, and, in so doing, reestablishes her connection to her family, to her people, and to her place in the world.<br /><br /><br /><br /><b>"<i>Heart Berries</i> by Terese Mailhot is an astounding memoir in essays. Here is a wound. Here is need, naked and unapologetic. Here is a mountain woman, towering in words great and small... What Mailhot has accomplished in this exquisite book is brilliance both raw and refined." —Roxane Gay, author of <i>Hunger</i></b>
Personal History
by Katharine Graham

Language

English

Pages

657

Publication Date

February 09, 2011

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<b><b>As seen in the new movie <i>The Post, </i>here is the</b> captivating, inside story of the woman who helmed the<i> Washington Post</i> during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of American media.<br /><br /><b>Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography</b><br /></b><br />In this bestselling and widely acclaimed memoir, Katharine Graham, the woman who piloted the <i>Washington Post</i> through the scandals of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, tells her story—one that is extraordinary both for the events it encompasses and for the courage, candor, and dignity of its telling. <br />  <br /> Here is the awkward child who grew up amid material wealth and emotional isolation; the young bride who watched her brilliant, charismatic husband—a confidant to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson—plunge into the mental illness that would culminate in his suicide. And here is the widow who shook off her grief and insecurity to take on a president and a pressman’s union as she entered the profane boys’ club of the newspaper business.<br />  <br /> As timely now as ever, <i>Personal History</i> is an exemplary record of our history and of the woman who played such a shaping role within them, discovering her own strength and sense of self as she confronted—and mastered—the personal and professional crises of her fascinating life.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot

Language

English

Pages

450

Publication Date

January 28, 2010

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<b><b>Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne</b><br /><br />#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER<br /></b><br />Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.
A False Report: A True Story of Rape in America
by , Ken Armstrong

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<b>Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists tell the riveting true story of Marie, a teenager who was charged with lying about having been raped, and the detectives who followed a winding path to arrive at the truth.<br /></b><br />On August 11, 2008, eighteen-year-old Marie reported that a masked man broke into her apartment near Seattle, Washington, and raped her. Within days police and even those closest to Marie became suspicious of her story. The police swiftly pivoted and began investigating Marie. Confronted with inconsistencies in her story and the doubts of others, Marie broke down and said her story was a lie—a bid for attention. Police charged Marie with false reporting, and she was branded a liar. <br /><br /> More than two years later, Colorado detective Stacy Galbraith was assigned to investigate a case of sexual assault. Describing the crime to her husband that night, Galbraith learned that the case bore an eerie resemblance to a rape that had taken place months earlier in a nearby town. She joined forces with the detective on that case, Edna Hendershot, and the two soon discovered they were dealing with a serial rapist: a man who photographed his victims, threatening to release the images online, and whose calculated steps to erase all physical evidence suggested he might be a soldier or a cop. Through meticulous police work the detectives would eventually connect the rapist to other attacks in Colorado—and beyond.<br /><br /> Based on investigative files and extensive interviews with the principals, <i>A False Report</i> is a serpentine tale of doubt, lies, and a hunt for justice, unveiling the disturbing truth of how sexual assault is investigated today—and the long history of skepticism toward rape victims.
The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love
by Sonya Renee Taylor

Language

English

Pages

159

Publication Date

February 13, 2018

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<SPAN STYLE= "" >A global movement guided by love<BR><BR>Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies. <BR><BR></SPAN><SPAN STYLE= "font-style:italic;" >The Body Is Not an Apology</SPAN><SPAN STYLE= "" > offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world—for us all. <BR></SPAN>
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: Practical Guide for Impr...
by John Gray

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

October 13, 2009

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The most well-know, long-lived, and tried-and-tested relationships guide ever, the phenomenal #1 <em>New York Times </em>bestseller <em>Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus </em>is now available for the first time ever as an ebook. In this classic guide to understanding the opposite sex, Dr. John Gray provides a practical and proven way for men and women to improve their communication by acknowledging the differences between their needs, desires, and behaviors. No other relationship guide on the market will give you the same level of evidence-based insight sure to help you strengthen and nurture your relationships for years to come.
Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman
by Lindy West

Language

English

Pages

264

Publication Date

May 17, 2016

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER<br /><br />NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: <br />NPR, </b><b><b><b><b><i>ESQUIRE</i>,</b></b></b></b><b><b><b><b><b><b><b> <i>The LA Times</i>, and <i>NEWSWEEK<br /><br /></i></b></b></b></b></b></b>WINNER OF THE STRANGER GENIUS AWARD<br /><br /><i>Shrill </i>is an uproarious memoir, a feminist rallying cry in a world that thinks gender politics are tedious and that women, especially feminists, can't be funny.<br /><br /></b> Coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small, quiet, and compliant as possible--like a porcelain dove that will also have sex with you--writer and humorist Lindy West quickly discovered that she was anything but. <br /><br /> From a painfully shy childhood in which she tried, unsuccessfully, to hide her big body and even bigger opinions; to her public war with stand-up comedians over rape jokes; to her struggle to convince herself, and then the world, that fat people have value; to her accidental activism and never-ending battle royale with Internet trolls, Lindy narrates her life with a blend of humor and pathos that manages to make a trip to the abortion clinic funny and wring tears out of a story about diarrhea.<br /><br /> With inimitable good humor, vulnerability, and boundless charm, Lindy boldly shares how to survive in a world where not all stories are created equal and not all bodies are treated with equal respect, and how to weather hatred, loneliness, harassment, and loss, and walk away laughing. <i>Shrill </i>provocatively dissects what it means to become self-aware the hard way, to go from wanting to be silent and invisible to earning a living defending the silenced in all caps.
Ho Tactics (Savage Edition) : How To MindF**k A Man Into Spending...
by G.L. Lambert

Language

English

Pages

285

Publication Date

February 08, 2018

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New for 2018! The Savage Edition of the book that has already changed thousands of lives. 4 New Bonus Chapters as well as updated and expanded chapters on how to pull off each Tactic! This is the book that no man wants you to read… <br />***************<br />Countless women play by the bias male rules of dating and relationships, one that keeps them in a constant state of stress and worry. Victims of romance instead of masters of love, today’s women settle for cheap dates and cheaper talk. Why are you splitting the bill with a man that should be spoiling you? Why are you preparing home cooked meals for a man that can’t provide you a home? Why are you having sex with a man that promises the world, but refuses to give you his heart? Why are you playing by outdated rules in hopes that one day your kindness will be rewarded? I have discovered a group of women who refuse to be exploited, are immune to manipulation, and who never settle in the name of love. These ladies know what they want and take what they want by beating men at their own game. Utilizing the secrets exposed in this book, these women gain power, money, and status. Men call them Gold Diggers, women call them Hos, but they call themselves Winners. This is the book that society doesn’t want you to read… Ho Tactics: How To MindF**k A Man into Spending, Spoiling, and Sponsoring lays out the practical steps to evolve from a woman that goes Dutch to a woman that gets pampered. Ho Tactics provides the Sex-Free blueprint on how to turn any man into your personal ATM. Stop spending nights with men that can’t offer you anything but conversation, stop being understanding of men who are underachieving, stop settling and submitting, and learn how to seduce and destroy! You tried to play by their rules, now it’s time to play by Ho rules. <br />*****************<br />New Bonus Chapters Include: How to turn the table on Male Players, How to be a Sugar Baby without giving up Sugar, Tactics for women already in long-term or new relationships, and so much more!
We Should All Be Feminists (Kindle Single) (A Vintage Short)
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Language

English

Pages

65

Publication Date

July 29, 2014

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What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of <i>We Should All Be Feminists</i>, a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name—by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of <i>Americanah</i> and <i>Half of a Yellow Sun</i>. With humor and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century—one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviors that marginalize women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics. Throughout, she draws extensively on her own experiences—in the U.S., in her native Nigeria, and abroad—offering an artfully nuanced explanation of why the gender divide is harmful for women and men, alike. Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a bestselling novelist, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman today—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.<br /><br />An eBook short.

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