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Angry Men, Passive Men
Understanding the Roots of Men's Anger and How to Move Beyond It
Written by Marvin Allen


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 10, 1994
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-90811-2 (0-449-90811-9)

Nationally known therapist Marvin Allen explores the root causes of men’s emotional problems and offers a comprehensive solution to restore their sense of joy and well-being: men working together in therapy groups.

Drawing on the life stories of scores of men, as well as the author’s own personal experience, this landmark... Read more >

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In Clothes Called Fat

Written by Moyoco Anno


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Vertical
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-939130-43-3 (1-939130-43-3)

From the pen of Moyoco Anno comes a stunning tale of self-image and self-loathing. In Clothes Called Fat details the lives of young women earnestly revealing the struggles women may have with their bodies and sexuality.    

Noko appears to be living a great life, she's got a good job and a... Read more >

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Best Friends
The Pleasures and Perils of Girls' and Women's Friendships
Written by Terri Apter and Ruthellen Josselson


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: October 26, 1999
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-80472-8 (0-609-80472-3)

Best Friends provides the missing link to understanding and recognizing the impact of some of the most important relationships in girls' and women's lives.

Every woman remembers the sting of betrayal of a girlfriend, and every parent of a daughter has seen her come home from school in tears because a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Lonely Soldier
The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq
Written by Helen Benedict


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 2010
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6149-7 (0-8070-6149-2)

More American women have fought and died in Iraq than in any war since World War Two, yet as soldiers they are still painfully alone. In Iraq, only one in ten troops is a woman, and she often serves in a unit with few other women or none at all. This... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Straight
The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality
Written by Hanne Blank


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4459-9 (0-8070-4459-8)

Like the typewriter and the light bulb, the heterosexual was invented in the 1860s and swiftly transformed Western culture. The idea of “the heterosexual” was unprecedented. After all, men and women had been having sex, marrying, building families, and sometimes even falling in love for millennia without having any special name... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hello Cruel World
101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws
Written by Kate Bornstein
Foreword by Sara Quin


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 2, 2006
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-720-6 (1-58322-720-2)

Celebrated transsexual trailblazer Kate Bornstein has, with more humor and spunk than any other, ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it. Here, Bornstein bravely and wittily shares personal and unorthodox methods of survival in an often cruel world... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Queer and Pleasant Danger
The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology, and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today
Written by Kate Bornstein


Format: Hardcover, 280 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0165-3 (0-8070-0165-1)

“I was born male and now I’ve got medical and government documents that say I’m female—but I don’t call myself a woman, and I know I’m not a man. . . .”

Scientologist, husband and father, tranny, sailor, slave, playwright, dyke, gender outlaw—these are just a few words which have defined Kate... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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She's Not There
A Life in Two Genders
Written by Jennifer Finney Boylan


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-34697-9 (0-385-34697-2)

She’s Not There is the unconventional memoir of a person who changes genders, a portrait of a loving marriage that withstands a radical change, and a revealing look at society’s folly in over-emphazing the importance of fixed gender roles.

As Jennifer Finney Boylan recounts her transformation from James, who loves his wife... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Stuck in the Middle with You
A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders
Written by Jennifer Finney Boylan
Contribution by Anna Quindlen


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2176-3 (0-7679-2176-3)

A father for ten years, a mother for eight, and for a time in between, neither, or both, Jennifer Finney Boylan has seen parenthood from both sides of the gender divide. When her two children were young, Boylan came out as transgender, and as Jenny transitioned from a man to a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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My Orange Duffel Bag
A Journey to Radical Change
Written by Sam Bracken and Echo Garrett


Format: Hardcover, 200 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-98488-3 (0-307-98488-5)

Selected for Common Reading at Louisburg College, Pine Technical College and Savannah State University

Abandoned at age 15, Sam Bracken battled homelessness, poverty, and abuse to successfully earn a full-ride football scholarship to the Georgia Institute of Technology. When he left for college, everything he owned fit in an orange duffel bag... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download.

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Endgame
Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness
Written by Frank Brady


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-46391-3 (0-307-46391-5)

Endgame is acclaimed biographer Frank Brady’s decades-in-the-making tracing of the meteoric ascent—and confounding descent—of enigmatic genius Bobby Fischer. Only Brady, who met Fischer when the prodigy was only 10 and shared with him some of his most dramatic triumphs, could have written this book, which has much to say about the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Age Ain't Nothing but a Number
Black Women Explore Midlife
Edited by Carleen Brice


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 15, 2003
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2823-0 (0-8070-2823-1)

Finally, a collection that celebrates, considers, contemplates, even criticizes ‘midlife’ from a black woman’s point of view. Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number ranges over every aspect of black women’s lives: personal growth, family and friendship, love and sexuality, health, beauty, illness, spirituality, creativity, financial independence, work, and scores of other... Read more >

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The Female Brain

Written by Louann Brizendine, M.D.


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 1, 2006
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2009-4 (0-7679-2009-0)

While doing research as a medical student at Yale and then as a resident and faculty member at Harvard, Louann Brizendine discovered that almost all of the clinical data in existence on neurology, psychology, and neurobiology focused exclusively on males. In response to the overwhelming need for information on the female... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Male Brain

Written by Louann Brizendine, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: January 25, 2011
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2754-3 (0-7679-2754-0)

From the author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Female Brain, here is the eagerly anticipated follow-up. Dr. Brizendine draws upon the latest scientific breakthroughs to show how, through every phase of life, the “male reality” is fundamentally different from the female one. Following the male brain from infancy... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Male Brain

Written by Louann Brizendine, M.D.


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2753-6 (0-7679-2753-2)

From the author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Female Brain, here is the eagerly anticipated follow-up. Dr. Brizendine draws upon the latest scientific breakthroughs to show how, through every phase of life, the “male reality” is fundamentally different from the female one. Following the male brain from infancy... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Soul Repair
Recovering from Moral Injury after War
Written by Rita Nakashima Brock and Gabriella Lettini


Format: Hardcover, 174 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2907-7 (0-8070-2907-6)

The first book to explore the idea and effect of moral injury on veterans, their families, and their communities.

Although veterans make up only 7 percent of the U.S. population, they account for an alarming 20 percent of all suicides. And though treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder has undoubtedly alleviated suffering... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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"You Can Tell Just By Looking"
And 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People
Written by Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini and Michael Amico


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4245-8 (0-8070-4245-5)

In “You Can Tell Just by Looking” three scholars and activists come together to unpack enduring, popular, and deeply held myths about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, culture, and life in America. Myths, such as “All Religions Condemn Homosexuality” and “Transgender People Are Mentally Ill,” have been used to justify discrimination... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Fasting Girls
The History of Anorexia Nervosa
Written by Joan Jacobs Brumberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2000
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72448-0 (0-375-72448-6)

Winner of The Berkshire Prize in History, The John Hope Franklin Prize for American Studies, The Basker Memorial Prize for Medical Anthropology and The Watson Davis Prize for History of Science


This updated edition of Joan Jacobs Brumberg's Fasting Girls, presents a history of women's food-refusal dating back as far as the... Read more >

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Quiet
The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Written by Susan Cain


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-35215-6 (0-307-35215-3)

An ALA Notable Book of 2012
Named a "Best Book of 2012" by Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal
Selected for Common Reading at Case Western Reserve University and Rice University

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who invent... Read more >

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Live Through This
On Creativity and Self-Destruction
Edited by Sabrina Chapadjiev


Format: Trade Paperback, 250 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 1, 2008
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-827-2 (1-58322-827-6)

A visceral look at the bizarre entanglement of destructive and creative forces, Live Through This (a finalist for the 2008 Lambda Literary Awards) is a collection of original stories, essays, artwork, and photography. It explores the use of art to survive abuse, incest, madness and depression, and the often deep-seated impulse... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Secret Language of Eating Disorders
How You Can Understand and Work to Cure Anorexia and Bulimia
Written by Peggy Claude-Pierre


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 29, 1998
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75018-2 (0-375-75018-5)

Acclaim for Peggy Claude-Pierre's
The Secret Language of Eating Disorders

"Peggy Claude-Pierre has gone beyond the surface of eating disorders to discover their true causes and then present a valid and healing path. In this extremely constructive book, she offers incredible insights into the mind of the sufferer and the myths of... Read more >

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Thinking in New Boxes
A New Paradigm for Business Creativity
Written by Luc De Brabandere and Alan Iny


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9295-3 (0-8129-9295-4)

Replete with practical and potent creativity tools, and featuring fascinating case studies from BIC to Ford to Trader Joe’s, Thinking in New Boxes will help students and companies overcome missed opportunities and stay ahead of the curve.

This innovative book challenges everything students thought they knew about business creativity by breaking... Read more >

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The Age of Empathy
Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society
Written by Frans de Waal


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-40777-1 (0-307-40777-2)

Selected for Montana State University's Common Reading Program, 2010

"An important and timely message about the biological roots of human kindness."
—Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape

Are we our brothers' keepers? Do we have an instinct for compassion? Or are we, as is often assumed, only on earth to serve our own... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Writing as a Way of Healing
How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives
Written by Louise Desalvo


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 17, 2000
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7243-1 (0-8070-7243-5)

In this inspiring book, based on her twenty years of research, highly acclaimed author and teacher Louise DeSalvo reveals the healing power of writing. DeSalvo shows how anyone can use writing as a way to heal the emotional and physical wounds that are an inevitable part of life. Contrary to what... Read more >

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Pornland
How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality
Written by Gail Dines


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 26, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0154-7 (0-8070-0154-6)

Astonishingly, the average age of first viewing porn is now 11.5 years for boys, and with the advent of the Internet, it’s no surprise that young people are consuming more porn than ever. And, as Gail Dines shows, today’s porn is strikingly different from yesterday’s Playboy. As porn culture has become... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
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