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To the Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and Murder
by Nancy Rommelmann

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English

Pages

292

Publication Date

July 01, 2018

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<p><b>The case was closed, but for journalist Nancy Rommelmann, the mystery remained: What made a mother want to murder her own children?</b></p><p>On May 23, 2009, Amanda Stott-Smith drove to the middle of the Sellwood Bridge in Portland, Oregon, and dropped her two children into the Willamette River. Forty minutes later, rescuers found the body of four-year-old Eldon. Miraculously, his seven-year-old sister, Trinity, was saved. As the public cried out for blood, Amanda was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to thirty-five years in prison.</p><p>Embarking on a seven-year quest for the truth, Rommelmann traced the roots of Amanda’s fury and desperation through thousands of pages of records, withheld documents, meetings with lawyers and convicts, and interviews with friends and family who felt shocked, confused, and emotionally swindled by a woman whose entire life was now defined by an unspeakable crime. At the heart of that crime: a tempestuous marriage, a family on the fast track to self-destruction, and a myriad of secrets and lies as dark and turbulent as the Willamette River.</p>
Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Y...
by Emily Nagoski

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English

Pages

417

Publication Date

March 03, 2015

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***A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTELLER***<BR> <BR>An essential exploration of why and how women’s sexuality works—based on groundbreaking research and brain science—that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy.<BR><BR>Researchers have spent the last decade trying to develop a “pink pill” for women to function like Viagra does for men. So where is it? Well, for reasons this book makes crystal clear, that pill will never be the answer—but as a result of the research that’s gone into it, scientists in the last few years have learned more about how women’s sexuality works than we ever thought possible, and <i>Come as You Are</i> explains it all.<BR> <BR>The first lesson in this essential, transformative book by Dr. Emily Nagoski is that every woman has her own unique sexuality, like a fingerprint, and that women vary more than men in our anatomy, our sexual response mechanisms, and the way our bodies respond to the sexual world. So we never need to judge ourselves based on others’ experiences. Because women vary, and that’s normal.<BR> <BR>Second lesson: sex happens in a context. And all the complications of everyday life influence the context surrounding a woman’s arousal, desire, and orgasm.<BR> <BR>Cutting-edge research across multiple disciplines tells us that the most important factor for women in creating and sustaining a fulfilling sex life, is not what you do in bed or how you do it, but <i>how you feel about it</i>. Which means that stress, mood, trust, and body image are not peripheral factors in a woman’s sexual wellbeing; they are central to it. Once you understand these factors, and how to influence them, you can create for yourself better sex and more profound pleasure than you ever thought possible.<BR> <BR>And Emily Nagoski can prove it.
Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble: Some Things About Women and No...
by Nora Ephron

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English

Pages

450

Publication Date

July 18, 2012

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Two classic collections of Nora Ephron’s uproarious essays—tackling everything from feminism to the media, from politics to beauty products, with her inimitable charm and distinctive wit—now available in one book for the first time. <br /> <br />This edition brings together some of Ephron’s most famous writing on a generation of women (and men) who helped shape the way we live now, and on events ranging from the Watergate scandal to the Pillsbury Bake-Off. In these sharp, hilariously entertaining, and vividly observed pieces, Ephron illuminates an era with wicked honesty and insight. From the famous “A Few Words About Breasts” to important pieces on her time working for the <i>New York Post</i> and <i>Gourmet Magazine</i>, these essays show Ephron at her very best.
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.
Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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English

Pages

80

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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<b><i>New York Times</i> Best Seller<br />A Skimm Reads Pick<br />An NPR Best Book of 2017<br /><br />From the best-selling author of <i>Americanah </i>and <i>We Should All Be Feminists </i>comes a powerful new statement about feminism today--written as a letter to a friend--and the perfect gift for Mother's Day. </b><br /><br />A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a childhood friend, a new mother who wanted to know how to raise her baby girl to be a feminist. <i>Dear Ijeawele</i> is Adichie’s letter of response: fifteen invaluable suggestions—direct, wryly funny, and perceptive—for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. Filled with compassionate guidance and advice, it gets right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century, and starts a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.
Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters: Heroines in Folk...
by W. W. Norton & Company

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English

Pages

482

Publication Date

May 17, 2000

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<p>One hundred great folk tales and fairy tales from all over the world about strong, smart, brave heroines.</p><br /><p>Dismayed by the predominance of male protagonists in her daughters' books, Kathleen Ragan set out to collect the stories of our forgotten heroines. Gathered from around the world, from regions as diverse as sub-Saharan Africa and Western Europe, from North and South American Indian cultures and New World settlers, from Asia and the Middle East, these 100 folktales celebrate strong female heroines.</p><br /><p><em>Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters</em> is for all women who are searching to define who they are, to redefine the world and shape their collective sensibility. It is for men who want to know more about what it means to be a woman. It is for our daughters and our sons, so that they can learn to value all kinds of courage, courage in battle and the courage of love. It is for all of us to help build a more just vision of woman.</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.
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.
Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Li...
by Jes Baker

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English

Pages

258

Publication Date

November 17, 2015

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<div><I>Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls</I> is a manifesto and call to arms for people of all sizes and ages. With her trademark wit, veteran blogger and advocate Jes Baker calls people everywhere to embrace a body-positive worldview, changing perceptions about weight, and making mental health a priority.<br /><BR>Alongside notable guest essayists, Jes shares personal experiences paired with in-depth research in a way that is approachable, digestible, and empowering. <I>Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls</I> is an invitation to reject fat prejudice, fight body-shaming at the hands of the media, and join this life-changing movement with one step: change the world by loving your body.<BR><BR>Among the many <I>Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls</I> that you don’t want to miss:<BR>1. It’s Possible to Love Your Body (Today. Now.)<BR>2. You Can Train Your Brain to Play Nice<BR>3. Your Weight Is Not a Reflection Of Your Worth<BR>4. Changing Your Tumblr Feed Will Change Your Life<BR>5. Salad Will Not Get You to Heaven<BR>6. Cheesecake Will Not Send You to Hell<BR><BR>If you're a person with a body, this book is for <I>you.</I><BR><BR></div>
The Sun and Her Flowers
by Rupi Kaur

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English

Pages

248

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<DIV>Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, <I>the sun and her flowers</I> is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.<BR /> <BR /><I>this is the recipe of life</I><BR />said my mother<BR />as she held me in her arms as i wept <BR /><I>think of those flowers you plant<BR />in the garden each year <BR />they will teach you<BR />that people too<BR />must wilt<BR />fall<BR />root<BR />rise<BR />in order to bloom</I><BR /> </DIV>

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