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The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
by Bill Bryson
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Following an urge to rediscover his youth, Bill Bryson left his native Des Moines, Iowa, in a journey that would take him across 38 states. Lucky for us, he brought a notebook. With a razor wit and a kind heart, Bryson serves up a colorful tale of... (read more)

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Goddesses in Everywoman a New Psychology
Goddesses in Everywoman a New Psychology
by Jean Shinoda Bolen
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Just as women used to be unconscious of the powerful effects that cultural stereotypes had on them, they may also be unconscious of powerful forces within them that influence what they do and how they feel, and which account for major differences among... (read more)

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From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law (Inalienable Rights)
From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law (Inalienable Rights)
by Martha Nussbaum
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A distinguished professor of law and philosophy at the University of Chicago, a prolific writer and award-winning thinker, Martha Nussbaum stands as one of our foremost authorities on law, justice, freedom, morality, and emotion. In From Disgust to... (read more)

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Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man
Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man
by Sam Keen
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How does one become a "real man"? By joining a fraternity? Getting a letter in football? Conquering a lot of women? Making a lot of money? With traditional notions of manhood under attack, today's men (and women) are looking for a new vision of... (read more)

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Women of Courage: Inspiring Stories From the Women Who Lived Them (People Who Dare)
Women of Courage: Inspiring Stories From the Women Who Lived Them (People Who Dare)
by Katherine Martin
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In this first book of a series, more than 50 women tell intimate tales of bravery that expand the definition of courage.... (read more)

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Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture
Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture
by Ariel Levy
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Meet the Female Chauvinist Pig -- the new brand of "empowered woman" who embraces "raunch culture" wherever she finds it. In her groundbreaking book, andlt;iandgt;New Yorkandlt;/iandgt; magazine writer Ariel Levy argues that, if male chauvinist pigs of... (read more)

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Reweaving the World: The Emergence of Ecofeminism
Reweaving the World: The Emergence of Ecofeminism
by Irene Diamond
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A collection of articles, essays, and poetic prose pieces by 26 of the foremost writers, scholars, activists, artists, and spiritual teachers of ecofeminism, an emergent synthesis of the environmental, feminist, and women's spirituality movements... (read more)

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Diary of a Drag Queen
Diary of a Drag Queen
by Daniel Harris
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Although Harris had never before done drag, he set to work learning the ropes of cross-dressing once handsome, desirable, and frequently off-limit men were made available to him. Now Harris offers this revealing, comic, and sexually charged chronicle of... (read more)

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The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women
The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women
by Naomi Wolf
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Brilliantly persuasive, this is an exploration of the phenomenon of the violent backlash against feminism that uses images of female beauty as a political weapon against women's advancement. "A smart, angry, insightful book, and a clarion call to freedom"... (read more)

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I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman (Vintage)
I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman (Vintage)
by Nora Ephron
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With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of... (read more)

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Womans Comfort Book a Self Nurturing Guide
Womans Comfort Book a Self Nurturing Guide
by Jennifer Louden
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Narrative weaving the biblical account of Mary and Jesus, the Egyptian myth of Isis and Osiris, and the Sumerian story of Inanna and Dumuzi to create an exotic tale of a strong, sensual woman.... (read more)

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In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development
In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development
by Carol Gilligan
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Carol Gilligan believes that psychology has persistently and systematically misunderstood women. Repeatedly, developmental theories have been built on observations of men's lives. Here, Gilligan attempts to correct psychology's misperceptions and refocus... (read more)

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Seductress: Women Who Ravished the World and Their Lost Art of Love
Seductress: Women Who Ravished the World and Their Lost Art of Love
by Betsy Prioleau
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In this road map to restoring feminine sexual power, Betsy Prioleau introduces and analyzes the stories and stratagems of history?s greatest seductresses. These are the women who ravished the world?from such classic figures as Cleopatra and Mae West to... (read more)

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Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul
Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul
by Karen Abbott
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Take one bordello. Muddle it with a bit of turn-of-the-century Chicago. Add a few characters to the mix, including the Everleigh sisters, John Barrymore, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., William Howard Taft, and Al Capone, and you serve up quite a cocktail... (read more)

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Personal History
Personal History
by Katharine Graham
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In this critically acclaimed memoir, the woman who piloted the Washington Post through the crises of the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, and a pressmen's strike and turned it into a great newspaper now tells her story with courage, candor, and dignity... (read more)

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Scum Manifesto
Scum Manifesto
by Valerie Solanas
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Nonfiction. "Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system... (read more)

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Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History (Vintage)
Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History (Vintage)
by Laurel Thatc Ulrich
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   From admired historian—and coiner of one of feminism's most popular slogans—Laurel Thatcher Ulrich comes an exploration of what it means for women to make history.    In 1976, in an obscure scholarly article... (read more)

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Goddesses in Older Women: Archetypes in Women Over Fifty
Goddesses in Older Women: Archetypes in Women Over Fifty
by Jean Shinoda Bolen
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At some point after fifty, every woman crosses a threshold into the third phase of her life. As she enters this uncharted territory -- one that is generally uncelebrated in popular culture -- she can choose to mourn what has gone before, or she can... (read more)

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Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy
Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy
by Savannah Knoop
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The JT LeRoy scandal is a story of our times. In January 2006, the New York Times unmasked Savannah Knoop as the face of the mysterious author JT LeRoy. A media frenzy ensued as JTs fans, mentors, and readers came to terms with the fact that the gay-male-... (read more)

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Natures Body Gender in the Making of Mak
Natures Body Gender in the Making of Mak
by Londa Schiebinger
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Gender in the Making of Modern Science Winner of the 1994 Society for Social Studies of Science Ludwik Fleck Prize "Schiebinger's incisive book draws timely attention to the critical roles of language, metaphor, and ideology in the development of science.... (read more)

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