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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.
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.
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil...
by Karen Abbott

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English

Pages

533

Publication Date

September 02, 2014

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<p>Karen Abbott, the <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author of <em>Sin in the Second City</em> and “pioneer of sizzle history” <em>(USA Today</em>), tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become spies during the Civil War.</p><p>Karen Abbott illuminates one of the most fascinating yet little known aspects of the Civil War: the stories of four courageous women—a socialite, a farmgirl, an abolitionist, and a widow—who were spies.</p><p>After shooting a Union soldier in her front hall with a pocket pistol, Belle Boyd became a courier and spy for the Confederate army, using her charms to seduce men on both sides. Emma Edmonds cut off her hair and assumed the identity of a man to enlist as a Union private, witnessing the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. The beautiful widow, Rose O’Neale Greenhow, engaged in affairs with powerful Northern politicians to gather intelligence for the Confederacy, and used her young daughter to send information to Southern generals. Elizabeth Van Lew, a wealthy Richmond abolitionist, hid behind her proper Southern manners as she orchestrated a far-reaching espionage ring, right under the noses of suspicious rebel detectives.</p><p>Using a wealth of primary source material and interviews with the spies’ descendants, Abbott seamlessly weaves the adventures of these four heroines throughout the tumultuous years of the war. With a cast of real-life characters including Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, General Stonewall Jackson, detective Allan Pinkerton, Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, and Emperor Napoleon III, <em>Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy</em> draws you into the war as these daring women lived it.</p><p><em>Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy</em> contains 39 black & photos and 3 maps. </p>
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: Practical Guide for Impr...
by John Gray

Language

English

Pages

368

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.
F*cked: Being Sexually Explorative and Self-Confident in a World ...
by , Corinne Fisher

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

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<p><strong>Are You a Dirty, Nasty Slut? Or a Sexually Repressed Nightmare?</strong></p><p>Regardless of your background or bedroom resume, someone or something has probably made you feel that way at some point. This was what Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson discovered when they created the wildly popular Guys We Fucked: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast. What started as an outlet to interview—</p><p>You guessed it!—guys they'd fucked, quickly evolved into an enormous community of Fuckers around the world, and a place to share stories of kinks gone wild, trauma, assault, and the overall confusion among people who don't know what the fuck they are doing (in other words, everyone). </p><p>F*CKED brings these raw, ridiculous, and serious conversations from the podcast to the page. It is a guide to love and sex for anyone -- female, male, trans, or undecided—who is fed up with double standards and the stigma surrounding sexual beings. It is for anyone who has ever felt afraid to be their authentic self. Corinne and Krystyna won’t talk down to you or coddle you because you’re better than that. They won’t explain why he’s just not that into you, because it doesn’t fucking matter. This book will teach you how to deal with shit, brush your shoulder off, and move on. You'll also learn about:</p><UL type=disc><li>Why shame is completely made up and how we can stop giving into it</li><li>Sexual exploration and how it sometimes ends in a trip to the ER</li><li>Stuff we should stop doing: Snooping, nitpicking our bodies, and faking orgasms</li><li>Asking your sexual partner uncomfortable questions</li><li>Masturbation, threesomes, porn, sex toys, butt stuff, and much, much more</li></ul><p>Despite what Rom-Coms and magazines tell you, you can handle sexual exploration without the assistance of a man, a glass of rose, and a Xanax. More importantly, you’re fine all by yourself. This is the book Bridget Jones should’ve read instead of writing that shitty diary in the first place.</p>
First Mothers: The Women Who Shaped the Presidents
by Bonnie Angelo

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English

Pages

498

Publication Date

February 06, 2009

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<p>Bonnie Angelo, a veteran reporter and writer for <em>Time,</em> has captured the daily lives, thoughts, and feelings of the remarkable women who played such a large role in developing the characters of the modern American presidents. From formidably aristocratic Sara Delano Roosevelt to diehard Democrat Martha Truman, champion athlete Dorothy Bush, and hard-living Virginia Clinton Kelley, Angelo blends these women's stories with the texture of their lives and with colorful details of their times. <em>First Mothers</em> is an in-depth look at the special mother-son relationships that nurtured and helped propel the last twelve American presidents to the pinnacle of power.</p>
We Should All Be Feminists (Kindle Single) (A Vintage Short)
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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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.
Men Explain Things to Me
by Rebecca Solnit

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English

Pages

126

Publication Date

April 14, 2014

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<div>In her comic, scathing essay “Men Explain Things to Me,” Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don’t, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters.<br /><br />She ends on a serious note— because the ultimate problem is the silencing of women who have something to say, including those saying things like, “He’s trying to kill me!”<br /><br />This book features that now-classic essay with six perfect complements, including an examination of the great feminist writer Virginia Woolf ’s embrace of mystery, of not knowing, of doubt and ambiguity, a highly original inquiry into marriage equality, and a terrifying survey of the scope of contemporary violence against women.</div><div><p>Writer, historian, and activist <b>Rebecca Solnit</B> is the author of eighteen or so books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster, including the books <i>Men Explain Things to Me</I> and <i>Hope in the Dark</I>, both also with Haymarket; a trilogy of atlases of American cities; <i>The Faraway Nearby</I>;<i> </I><i>A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster</I>; <i>A Field Guide to Getting Lost</I>; <i>Wanderlust: A History of Walking</I>; and <i>River of Shadows, Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West</I> (for which she received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award). A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she is a columnist at Harper's and a regular contributor to the Guardian.</div>
The Other Side of Beauty: Embracing God's Vision for Love and Tru...
by Leah Darrow

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English

Pages

207

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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<p><strong>“Leah Darrow uses her experience in the beauty industry to help the </strong><strong>women of our culture see what <em>true </em>beauty looks like.” </strong><strong>—Jennifer Fulwiler, host of <em>The Jennifer Fulwiler Show </em></strong><strong>and author of <em>Something Other than God</em></strong></p><p>Do you feel like you’re never good enough? Like you should be living a more Instagram-worthy life? Are you exhausted by the impossible quest for physical beauty but still yearn for the validation of being chosen, valued, and deemed beautiful?</p><p>Drawing on her experience on <em>America’s Next Top Model </em>and her work as a fashion model, Leah Darrow exposes the lies we are told about our worth being tied to our appearance and instead invites us to look again at the real meaning of beauty. She shows how we can reclaim true and lasting beauty—the kind that doesn’t depend on self-doubt, exploitation, or comparison—when we reflect God’s glory and embrace our value as he made us to be: strong, brave, and free. Only when we learn to see ourselves as God does can we leave behind our culture’s definitions and demands and find joy in <em>The Other Side of Beauty</em>.</p>
Breaking Vases: Shattering Limitations & Daring to Thrive - A Mid...
by Dima Ghawi

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English

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Publication Date

November 25, 2017

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Breaking Vases powerfully and vividly captures the rich heritage of one woman’s Middle East, along with its brutal realities, which followed Dima Ghawi from her native Jordan to her adopted country, the United States. <br /><br />Brought up in a small, conservative Christian community in Amman, Dima learned to be quiet and subservient to her elders and to men. When she was just five, Dima’s beloved grandmother warned that a woman’s greatest responsibility was to preserve her image—one as fragile as a glass vase—and the honor of her family’s reputation. Anything less was shameful. Yet her grandmother also planted a seed: the simple hope that Dima could graduate from college and become the first formally educated woman in her family.<br /><br />At nineteen, hoping to free herself from cultural constraints and her father’s turbulent temper, she accepted a traditional marriage proposal from an older, affluent, and seemingly Western-minded jeweler. Newly married and in a state of naïve love, she happily uprooted her life in Amman and moved with him to California. But San Diego’s “Little Middle East” was not her American dream. She soon realized that her husband was more traditional and controlling than she had imagined. <br />Changing her circumstances would be dangerous and require courage Dima had never known before. Nevertheless, she was determined to transform her destiny, even if it meant standing alone and facing life-threatening consequences. <br /><br />Her memoir captures the terrors and joys of escaping confinements, crossing continents, and daring to discover and create a bold identity and life purpose.<br /><br />www.BreakingVases.com

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