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The Unicorn Delusion: How To Kill Your Inner Basic B
by G.L. Lambert

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English

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Publication Date

April 18, 2018

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This book will make you uncomfortable. It will upset the balance of your life. It will kick you in the butt, and it will push your buttons until you finally do something about your problems. This isn’t a self-help book for snowflakes who want to learn how to enchant men with corny gimmicks, text like a teenager, submit to males, or discover the love language of these users and abusers. This is a hard, unflinching, punch to the gut that will break you out of your old typical habits and show you step by step how to reset your life by becoming a confident, take no prisoners, warrior Queen.<br /><br />Are you basic? You don’t think so at first inspection but when you take a deeper look into your current like you have too many basic traits to count. You think you’re amazing, but where are your results? You think you deserve better, but what are you doing to get there? You think you’re so interesting, but here you are reading these words looking for an answer to your loneliness. Delusion has set in, and it’s time to do something about your lack of success, now, not later. No matter if you’re single, in a relationship, married, or going through a divorce, it’s time to flip that switch and regain power over your life. <br /><br />The Unicorn Delusion is a fast and furious crash course in how to change your life by tomorrow. This book collects previously unreleased bonus chapters by G.L. Lambert, acclaimed author of Men Don’t Love Women Like You. It also includes several of his top-rated articles, updated and expanded to help the most basic women step their game up. The crowning achievement is The Unicorn Delusion, a brand-new entry that will knock the basic brainwashing out of your head and rebuild you into a woman that gets what she wants. No matter if you’re new to G.L.’s work or a dedicated Spartan, this is a must-have collection. Stop over-thinking, stop giving into your fears, stop being so damn basic in your attempt to get ahead in life. Read this book. Live this book. See the results for yourself…if you have the heart to apply it.
Sharp
by Michelle Dean

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English

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Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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The ten brilliant women who are the focus of <i>Sharp</i> came from different backgrounds and had vastly divergent political and artistic opinions. But they all made a significant contribution to the cultural and intellectual history of America and ultimately changed the course of the twentieth century, in spite of the men who often undervalued or dismissed their work. <p> These ten women—Dorothy Parker, Rebecca West, Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, Pauline Kael, Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, Renata Adler, and Janet Malcolm—are united by what Dean calls “sharpness,” the ability to cut to the quick with precision of thought and wit. Sharp is a vibrant depiction of the intellectual <i>beau monde</i> of twentieth-century New York, where gossip-filled parties at night gave out to literary slugging-matches in the pages of the <i>Partisan Review</i> or the <i>New York Review of Books</i>. It is also a passionate portrayal of how these women asserted themselves through their writing in a climate where women were treated with extreme condescension by the male-dominated cultural establishment. <p> Mixing biography, literary criticism, and cultural history, <i>Sharp</i> is a celebration of this group of extraordinary women, an engaging introduction to their works, and a testament to how anyone who feels powerless can claim the mantle of writer, and, perhaps, change the world.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot

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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.
Heart Berries: A Memoir
by Terese Marie Mailhot

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

February 13, 2018

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<b><br />A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<br /><br />Selected by Emma Watson as the Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick for March/April 2018<br /><br /><br />A <i>New York Times</i> Editor's Choice<br /><br />A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection<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 /><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><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 am quietly reveling in the profundity of Mailhot’s deliberate transgression in <i>Heart Berries</i> and its perfect results. I love her suspicion of words. I have always been terrified and in awe of the power of words – but Mailhot does not let them silence her in <i>Heart Berries</i>. She finds the purest way to say what she needs to say... [T]he writing is so good it’s hard not to temporarily be distracted from the content or narrative by its brilliance...Perhaps, because this author so generously allows us to be her witness, we are somehow able to see ourselves more clearly and become better witnesses to ourselves." —Emma Watson, Official March/April selection for Our Shared Shelf<br /><br /><br /><br /><b>Named One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 by:<br /><br />Goodreads<br /><br /><i>Esquire</i><br /><br /><i>Entertainment Weekly</i><br /><br /><i>ELLE</i><br /><br /><i>Cosmopolitan</i><br /><br /><i>Huffington Post</i><br /><br /><i>B*tch</i><br /><br /><i>NYLON</i><br /><br />Buzzfeed<br /><br />Bustle<br /><br /><i>The Rumpus</i><br /><br />The New York Public Library</b>
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.
Personal History
by Katharine Graham

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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.
American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman...
by Eve LaPlante

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English

Pages

346

Publication Date

April 25, 2009

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<p>In 1637, Anne Hutchinson, a forty-six-year-old midwife who was pregnant with her sixteenth child, stood before forty male judges of the Massachusetts General Court, charged with heresy and sedition. In a time when women could not vote, hold public office, or teach outside the home, the charismatic Hutchinson wielded remarkable political power. Her unconventional ideas had attracted a following of prominent citizens eager for social reform. Hutchinson defended herself brilliantly, but the judges, faced with a perceived threat to public order, banished her for behaving in a manner "not comely for [her] sex."</p><p>Written by one of Hutchinson's direct descendants, <em>American Jezebel</em> brings both balance and perspective to Hutchinson's story. It captures this American heroine's life in all its complexity, presenting her not as a religious fanatic, a cardboard feminist, or a raging crank—as some have portrayed her—but as a flesh-and-blood wife, mother, theologian, and political leader. The book narrates her dramatic expulsion from Massachusetts, after which her judges, still threatened by her challenges, promptly built Harvard College to enforce religious and social orthodoxies—making her the mid-wife to the nation's first college. In exile, she settled Rhode Island, becoming the only woman ever to co-found an American colony.</p><p>The seeds of the American struggle for women's and human rights can be found in the story of this one woman's courageous life. <em>American Jezebel</em> illuminates the origins of our modern concepts of religious freedom, equal rights, and free speech, and showcases an extraordinary woman whose achievements are astonishing by the standards of any era.</p>
The Female Brain
by Louann Brizendine

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English

Pages

355

Publication Date

August 07, 2007

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Since Dr. Brizendine wrote <i>The Female Brain</i> ten years ago, the response has been overwhelming. This <i>New York Times </i>bestseller has been translated into more than thirty languages, has sold nearly a million copies between editions, and has most recently inspired a romantic comedy starring Whitney Cummings and Sofia Vergara. And its profound scientific understanding of the nature and experience of the female brain continues to guide women as they pass through life stages, to help men better understand the girls and women in their lives, and to illuminate the delicate emotional machinery of a love relationship.<br /><br /><br /><br />Every brain begins as a female brain. It only becomes male eight weeks after conception, when excess testosterone shrinks the communications center, reduces the hearing cortex, and makes the part of the brain that processes sex twice as large. <br /><br />Louann Brizendine, M.D. is a pioneering neuropsychiatrist who brings together the latest findings to show how the unique structure of the female brain determines how women think, what they value, how they communicate, and whom they’ll love. Brizendine reveals the neurological explanations behind why <br /><br /><b>• A woman remembers fights that a man insists never happened</b> <br /><br /><b>• A teen girl is so obsessed with her looks and talking on the phone</b><br /><br /><b>• Thoughts about sex enter a woman’s brain once every couple of days but enter a man’s brain about once every minute </b><br /><br /><b>• A woman knows what people are feeling, while a man can’t spot an emotion unless somebody cries or threatens bodily harm</b><br /><br /><b>• A woman over 50 is more likely to initiate divorce than a man</b><br /><br />Women will come away from this book knowing that they have a lean, mean communicating machine. Men will develop a serious case of brain envy.
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower
by Brittney Cooper

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English

Pages

275

Publication Date

February 20, 2018

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<p><b>Roxane Gay</b><i>: "</i>I encourage you to check out <i>Eloquent Rage</i> out now."</p><p><b>Joy Reid, </b><i><b>Cosmopolitan</b>: </i>"A dissertation on black women’s pain and possibility."</p><p><b>Damon Young: </b>"Like watching the world’s best Baptist preacher but with sermons about intersectionality and Beyoncé instead of Ecclesiastes." </p><p><b>Melissa Harris Perry: </b>“I was waiting for an author who wouldn’t forget, ignore, or erase us black girls...<b>I was waiting and she has come in Brittney Cooper</b>.”</p><p><b>Michael Eric Dyson: </b>“<b>Cooper may be the boldest young feminist writing today...</b>and <b>she will make you laugh out loud</b>.”</p><p>So what if it’s true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting.</p><p>Far too often, Black women’s anger has been caricatured into an ugly and destructive force that threatens the civility and social fabric of American democracy. But Cooper shows us that there is more to the story than that. Black women’s eloquent rage is what makes Serena Williams such a powerful tennis player. It’s what makes Beyoncé’s girl power anthems resonate so hard. It’s what makes Michelle Obama an icon. </p><p>Eloquent rage keeps us all honest and accountable. It reminds women that they don’t have to settle for less. When Cooper learned of her grandmother's eloquent rage about love, sex, and marriage in an epic and hilarious front-porch confrontation, her life was changed. And it took another intervention, this time staged by one of her homegirls, to turn Brittney into the fierce feminist she is today. In Brittney Cooper’s world, neither mean girls nor fuckboys ever win. But homegirls emerge as heroes. This book argues that ultimately feminism, friendship, and faith in one's own superpowers are all we really need to turn things right side up again.</p><p><b>A BEST/MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018 BY: </b><b><i>Glamour </i></b><b><i>• </i></b><b><i>Chicago Reader </i></b><b><i>• Bustle </i></b><b><i>• Autostraddle</i></b></p>
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: Practical Guide for Impr...
by John Gray

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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.

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