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The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
by Melinda Gates

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English

Pages

279

Publication Date

April 23, 2019

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<p><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /><b></b><br />“In her book, Melinda tells the stories of the inspiring people she’s met through her work all over the world, digs into the data, and powerfully illustrates issues that need our attention—from child marriage to gender inequity in the workplace.” — President Barack Obama</p><p><i>“The Moment of Lift </i>is an urgent call to courage. It changed how I think about myself, my family, my work, and what’s possible in the world. Melinda weaves together vulnerable, brave storytelling and compelling data to make this one of those rare books that you carry in your heart and mind long after the last page.”</p><p> — Brené Brown, Ph.D., author of the <i>New York Times</i> #1 bestseller <i>Dare to Lead</i><br /><i> </i><br /> “Melinda Gates has spent many years working with women around the world. This book is an urgent manifesto for an equal society where women are valued and recognized in all spheres of life. Most of all, it is a call for unity, inclusion and connection. We need this message more than ever.” — Malala Yousafzai</p><p> "Melinda Gates's book is a lesson in listening. A powerful, poignant, and ultimately humble call to arms." — Tara Westover, author of the <i>New York Times</i> #1 bestseller <i>Educated</i><br /> <b></b><br /><b> A debut from Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women's empowerment.</b></p><p> “How can we summon a moment of lift for human beings – and especially for women? Because when you lift up women, you lift up humanity.”</p><br /><p> For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, you need to stop keeping women down.</p><p> In this moving and compelling book, Melinda shares lessons she’s learned from the inspiring people she’s met during her work and travels around the world. As she writes in the introduction, “That is why I had to write this book—to share the stories of people who have given focus and urgency to my life. I want all of us to see ways we can lift women up where we live.”</p><p> Melinda’s unforgettable narrative is backed by startling data as she presents the issues that most need our attention—from child marriage to lack of access to contraceptives to gender inequity in the workplace. And, for the first time, she writes about her personal life and the road to equality in her own marriage. Throughout, she shows how there has never been more opportunity to change the world—and ourselves.</p><p> Writing with emotion, candor, and grace, she introduces us to remarkable women and shows the power of connecting with one another.</p><p> When we lift others up, they lift us up, too.</p>
American Heroines: Female Role Models in America
by Kay Bailey Hutchison

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English

Pages

402

Publication Date

March 03, 2009

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<p>As long as there has been an America, the indomitable spirit of American women has shaped both the country's history and society. Regardless of the time and place these women were born each excelled in her respective field, making it easier for the next generation. This is what makes them heroines. </p><p> In American Heroines, Kay Bailey Hutchison presents female pioneers in fields as varied as government, business, education and healthcare, who overcame the resistance and prejudice of their times and accomplished things that no woman–and sometimes no man –– had done before. Hutchison, a pioneer in her own right, became the first woman elected to the United States Senate from the State of Texas. </p><p> Interspersed with the stories of America's historic female leaders are stories of today's women whose successes are clearly linked to those predecessors. Would Sally Ride have been given the chance to orbit the earth had Amelia Earhart not flown solo across the Atlantic Ocean fifty years before? Had Clara Barton not nursed wounded soldiers on Civil War battlefields, aid may not have reached the millions it did while the Red Cross was in the hands of women like Elizabeth Dole and Bernadine Healy. Had Oveta Culp Hobby not been appointed the first Secretary of the Department of Health and Education by President Eisenhower, the country may have been deprived of such leaders as Secretary of State Madeline Albright and National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice. </p><p> As a young girl, Senator Hutchison dreamed of an America where the qualifier "the first woman" had become obsolete. The profiles contained in American Heroines, illustrate how her dream is coming true, one courageous step at a time.</p>
Thick: And Other Essays
by Tressie McMillan Cottom

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English

Pages

235

Publication Date

January 08, 2018

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<p><strong>As featured by <em>The Daily Show</em>, <em>NPR</em>, <em>PBS</em>, <em>CBC</em>, <em>Time</em>, <em>VIBE</em>, <em>Entertainment</em> <em>Weekly</em>, <em>Well-Read Black Girl</em>, and Chris Hayes, “incisive, witty, and provocative essays” (<em>Publishers</em> <em>Weekly</em>) by one of the “most bracing thinkers on race, gender, and capitalism of our time” (Rebecca Traister)</strong></p><br /><p><strong>“<em>Thick </em>is sure to become a classic.” —<em>The New York Times Book Review</em></strong></p><br /><p>In eight highly praised treatises on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom—award-winning professor and acclaimed author of <em>Lower Ed</em>—is unapologetically “thick”: deemed “thick where I should have been thin, more where I should have been less,” McMillan Cottom refuses to shy away from blending the personal with the political, from bringing her full self and voice to the fore of her analytical work. <em>Thick</em> “transforms narrative moments into analyses of whiteness, black misogyny, and status-signaling as means of survival for black women” (<em>Los Angeles Review of Books</em>) with “writing that is as deft as it is amusing” (Darnell L. Moore).</p><br /><p>This “transgressive, provocative, and brilliant” (Roxane Gay) collection cements McMillan Cottom’s position as a public thinker capable of shedding new light on what the “personal essay” can do. She turns her chosen form into a showcase for her critical dexterity, investigating everything from <em>Saturday Night Live</em>, LinkedIn, and BBQ Becky to sexual violence, infant mortality, and Trump rallies.</p><br /><p>Collected in an indispensable volume that speaks to the everywoman and the erudite alike, these unforgettable essays never fail to be “painfully honest and gloriously affirming” and hold “a mirror to your soul and to that of America” (Dorothy Roberts).</p><br /><p> </p>
Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Y...
by Emily Nagoski

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English

Pages

416

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.
Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South (Revised...
by Deborah Gray White

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English

Pages

260

Publication Date

February 17, 1999

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<p><strong>"One of those rare books that quickly became the standard work in its field." —Anne Firor Scott, Duke University</strong></p><br /><p>Living with the dual burdens of racism and sexism, slave women in the plantation South assumed roles within the family and community that contrasted sharply with traditional female roles in the larger American society.</p><br /><p>This revised edition of <em>Ar'n't I a Woman?</em> reviews and updates the scholarship on slave women and the slave family, exploring new ways of understanding the intersection of race and gender and comparing the myths that stereotyped female slaves with the realities of their lives. Above all, this groundbreaking study shows us how black women experienced freedom in the Reconstruction South—their heroic struggle to gain their rights, hold their families together, resist economic and sexual oppression, and maintain their sense of womanhood against all odds.</p><br /><p>Winner of the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize awarded by the Association of Black Women Historians.</p>
No Visible Bruises: What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Ca...
by Rachel Louise Snyder

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English

Pages

309

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<b>“A seminal and breathtaking account of why home is the most dangerous place to be a woman . . . A tour de force.” -Eve Ensler</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>"</b><b>Terrifying, courageous reportage from our internal war zone." </b><b>-</b><b>Andrew Solomon</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>"Extraordinary</b><b>." </b><b>-</b><b><i>New York Times ,</i></b><i><b>“Editor's Choice”</b></i><br /><b><br /></b><b>“Gut-wrenching, required reading.” -<i>Esquire</i></b><br /><b><br /></b><br /><b><i><br /></i>An award-winning journalist's intimate investigation of the true scope of domestic violence, revealing how the roots of America's most pressing social crises are buried in abuse that happens behind closed doors. </b><br /><b><br /></b>We call it domestic violence. We call it private violence. Sometimes we call it intimate terrorism. But whatever we call it, we generally do not believe it has anything at all to do with us, despite the World Health Organization deeming it a “global epidemic.” In America, domestic violence accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime, and yet it remains locked in silence, even as its tendrils reach unseen into so many of our most pressing national issues, from our economy to our education system, from mass shootings to mass incarceration to #MeToo. We still have not taken the true measure of this problem.<br /><br />In <i>No Visible Bruises</i>, journalist Rachel Louise Snyder gives context for what we don't know we're seeing. She frames this urgent and immersive account of the scale of domestic violence in our country around key stories that explode the common myths-that if things were bad enough, victims would just leave; that a violent person cannot become nonviolent; that shelter is an adequate response; and most insidiously that violence inside the home is a private matter, sealed from the public sphere and disconnected from other forms of violence. Through the stories of victims, perpetrators, law enforcement, and reform movements from across the country, Snyder explores the real roots of private violence, its far-reaching consequences for society, and what it will take to truly address it.
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
by Kate Moore

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English

Pages

496

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<p><strong>A<em> New York Times</em>, <em>USA Today, </em>and<em> Wall Street Journal</em> Bestseller!</strong><br /><strong>Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf Bookclub Selection - May/June 2018 </strong></p><p>"<strong>the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still</strong>."—NPR Books </p><p><em>The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger</em></p><p>The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.</p><p>Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive — until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.</p><p>But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come. </p><p>Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, <em>The Radium Girls</em> fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...</p>
The F*ck It Diet: Eating Should Be Easy
by Caroline Dooner

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English

Pages

286

Publication Date

March 26, 2019

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<p><strong>“<em>The F*ck It Diet </em>is not only hilarious, it is scientifically and medically sound. A must read for any chronic dieter.” –Christiane Northrup, MD, <em>New York Times </em>bestselling author of  <em>Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom”</em></strong></p><p><strong></strong> </p><p><strong>From comedian and ex-diet junkie Caroline Dooner, an inspirational guide that will help you stop dieting, reboot your relationship with food, and regain your personal power</strong></p><p><strong>DIETING DOESN’T WORK</strong></p><p>Not long term. In fact, our bodies are hardwired against it. But each time our diets fail, instead of considering that maybe our ridiculously low-carb diet is the problem, we wonder what’s wrong with us. Why can’t we stick to our simple plan of grapefruit and tuna fish??? Why are we so <em>hungry? </em>What is wrong with us??? We berate ourselves for being lazy and weak, double down on our belief that losing weight is the key to our everlasting happiness, and resolve to do better tomorrow. But it’s time we called a spade a spade: Constantly trying to eat the smallest amount possible is a miserable way to live, and it isn’t even working<em>. </em>So fuck eating like that.  </p><p>In <em>The F*ck It Diet</em>, Caroline Dooner tackles the inherent flaws of dieting and diet culture, and offers readers a counterintuitively simple path to healing their physical, emotional, and mental relationship with food. What’s the secret anti-diet? Eat. Whatever you want. Honor your appetite and listen to<em> </em>your hunger. Trust that your body knows what it is doing. Oh, and don’t forget to rest, breathe, and be kind to yourself while you’re at it.  Once you get yourself out of survival mode, it will become easier and easier to eat what your body really needs—a healthier relationship with food ultimately leads to a healthier you. </p><p>An ex-yo-yo dieter herself, Dooner knows how terrifying it can be to break free of the vicious cycle, but with her signature sharp humor and compassion, she shows readers that a sustainable, easy relationship with food is possible. </p><p>Irreverent and empowering, <em>The F*ck It Diet </em>is call to arms for anyone who feels guilt or pain over food, weight, or their body. It’s time to give up the shame and start thriving. Welcome to the F*ck It Diet. Let’s Eat. </p><p> </p>
How to Skimm Your Life
by The Skimm

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English

Pages

249

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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<b>It might seem like everyone you know took secret classes on budgeting, owning their career, and choosing the right wine—and you were sick that day. Enter: <i>How to Skimm Your Life</i>.<br /></b><br />With theSkimm’s trademark mix of real talk, humor, and inspirational messaging, this book gives you the information you need to make informed and empowered decisions in your life. Covering everything from personal finance, to career, to stress management, global politics, and more, <i>How to Skimm Your Life</i> breaks down some of the less glamorous parts of adulting and answers questions like:<br /><br />• “What’s the difference between an ETF and a mutual fund?”<br />• “How should I negotiate my salary when I’m offered a new job?”<br />• “Should I claim standard or itemized deductions on my taxes?”<br />• “How should I tip while traveling abroad?”<br />• “How do I read the wine list without breaking out a dictionary?”<br /><br />And much more . . .<br /> <br /><b>Wine & Food • Travel • Networking • Job Searching • Personal Growth • Mental Health • Time Management • Budgeting • Investing • Health Insurance • International Relations • US Government </b><br /> <br />With life hacks for anyone who’s starting out in the real world, looking to make a change, or just wants a reset, <i>How to Skimm Your Life</i> will be time well spent—making it the perfect gift for graduation, birthdays, or your best friend “just because.”
Temple Secrets: Southern Humorous Fiction
by Susan Gabriel

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

March 02, 2015

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<h2> A town held together with secrets. A wealthy widow looking for an heir. Her choice could shame high society into submission.</h2><p> Eighty-year-old Southern aristocrat Iris Temple’s health may be failing, but her wit is as sharp as ever. Before she joins her ancestral ghosts, she must pick an heir to take over her sprawling estate—and the book of secrets that's kept her family in power for generations. But between her scheming son, her estranged daughter who abandoned Savannah years ago, and her illegitimate half-sister, she’s working with slim pickings.</p><p> While only her half-sister and cook have put up with her outlandish diet and constant bickering, she can't ignore the powerful hold her late father's 100-year-old mistress has over the two women. When someone leaks embarrassing snippets from the Temple family book, she half suspects the voodoo-practicing centenarian as the elites of Savannah teeter on the edge of revolt. With Iris fading fast, her ragtag bunch of potential heirs must reveal the leaker before the book's secrets tear the sleepy town apart.</p><p><i>Temple Secrets</i> is a hilarious women’s fiction novel with a Southern gothic flair. If you like wisecracking humor, headstrong women, and twisty mysteries, then you’ll love Susan Gabriel’s compelling tale of an unconventional inheritance.</p><h2><u>Buy <i>Temple Secrets</i> to get your fill of gossip and giggles with a Southern gothic mystery today!</u></h2>

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