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Mermaid and the Minotaur

Written by Dorothy Dinnerstein

Format: Trade Paperback, 332 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: June 17, 1999
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-1-892746-25-2 (1-892746-25-5)

"The Mermaid and the Minotaur is the most important work of feminist psychoanalytic exploration thus far. Its re-publication is a celebratory occasion, similar to the kind of intellectual exhilaration that greeted its original publication. It is no longer possible to address the questions of the relationship of women and men, of... Read more >

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The Hearts of Men
American Dreams and the Flight from Commitment
Written by Barbara Ehrenreich

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 1, 1987
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-17615-6 (0-385-17615-5)

An original explanation of recent sexual culture and the loosening of marriage bonds over the past twenty years.

"The Hearts of Men not only explodes some pervasive beliefs, it affords an invigorating reading of American culture through the last three decades."—Philadelphia Inquirer Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Girl Project
Written by Kate Engelbrecht

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Universe
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-7893-2260-9 (0-7893-2260-9)

Female adolescence through the eyes of teenage girls for a teenage-girl audience. This empowering volume introduces the reader to an insider’s view of teenage girlhood. Through their participation in The Girl Project-created in 2007 by Kate Engelbrecht to explore the personal realities of modern female adolescence-teenage girls contributed intimate, heartwarming, diary-like... Read more >

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The Vagina Monologues

Written by Eve Ensler

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: December 26, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-49860-1 (0-345-49860-7)

"I was worried about vaginas. I was worried about what we think about vaginas, and even more worried that we don't think about them. . . . So I decided to talk to women about their vaginas, to do vagina interviews, which became vagina monologues. I talked with over two hundred... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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I Feel Bad About My Neck
And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
Written by Nora Ephron

Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 1, 2006
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26455-8 (0-307-26455-6)

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 maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself.

The... Read more >

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A Man's Place

Written by Annie Ernaux
Translated by Tanya Leslie
Introduction by Francine Prose

Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-403-9 (1-60980-403-1)

Annie Ernaux’s father died exactly two months after she passed her practical examination for a teaching certificate. Barely educated and valued since childhood strictly for his labor, Ernaux’s father had grown into a hard, practical man who showed his family little affection. Narrating his slow ascent towards material comfort, Ernaux’s cold... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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American Plastic
Boob Jobs, Credit Cards, and Our Quest for Perfection
Written by Laurie Essig

Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0323-7 (0-8070-0323-9)

The story of how credit and cosmetic surgery have created a subprime mortgage crisis of the body.

In this provocative book, sociologist Laurie Essig traces the history of plastic surgery, tracks the effect of fashion and porn on our desire to “fix” ourselves, and explores our image- and youth-obsessed culture. In over... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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On My Own
The Art of Being a Woman Alone
Written by Florence Falk

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: March 25, 2008
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9811-8 (1-4000-9811-4)

At some point over the course of the average American woman’s life, she will find herself alone, whether she is divorced, widowed, single, or in a loveless, isolating relationship. And when that time comes, it is likely that she will be at a loss as to how to handle it. As... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Trans Liberation
Beyond Pink or Blue
Written by Leslie Feinberg

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 10, 1999
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7951-5 (0-8070-7951-0)

Those who have heard Leslie Feinberg speak in person know how powerful and inspiring s/he can be. In Trans Liberation, Feinberg has gathered a collection of hir speeches on trans liberation and its essential connection to the liberation of all people. This wonderfully immediate, impassioned, and stirring book is for anyone... Read more >

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Necessary Dreams
Ambition in Women's Changing Lives
Written by Anna Fels

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 8, 2005
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75888-4 (0-679-75888-7)

In this groundbreaking book about how women perceive, are prepared for, and cope with ambition and achievement, psychiatrist Anna Fels examines ambition at the deepest psychological level. Cutting to the core of what ambition can provide—the essential elements of a fulfilling life—Fels describes why, for women but not for men, ambition... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated
And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time
Written by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz

Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34665-8 (0-385-34665-4)

In Never Eat Alone, Keith Ferrazzi lays out the specific steps—and inner mindset—he uses to reach out to connect with the thousands of colleagues, friends, and associates on his Rolodex, people he has helped and who have helped him.

The son of a small-town steelworker and a cleaning lady, Ferrazzi first used... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Your Voice in My Head
A Memoir
Written by Emma Forrest

Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-446-7 (1-59051-446-7)

Emma Forrest, a British journalist, was just twenty-two and living the fast life in New York City when she realized that her quirks had gone beyond eccentricity. In a cycle of loneliness, damaging relationships, and destructive behavior, she found herself in the chair of a slim, balding, and effortlessly optimistic psychiatrist—a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Folded World
A Novel
Written by Amity Gaige

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7854-4 (0-8129-7854-4)

When Charlie Shade and Alice Bussard find each other, neither is prepared for the powerful, aching feeling of love that unites them. After falling for the cheerful and empathetic young man, Alice asks God: “Please, leave us alone. Leave us just like this.” But as their relationship evolves, and their family... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Lost Boys
Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them
Written by James Garbarino

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 15, 2000
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49932-3 (0-385-49932-9)

"Remarkable—. What sets Lost Boys apart from the ordinary lament is the author's palpable sense of care and compassion."—The Washington Post Book World

In the past few years our national consciousness has been altered by haunting images of mass slaughters in American high schools, carried out by troubled young boys with guns... Read more >

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One House, Three Generations, and a Journey into Alzheimer's
Written by Andrea Gillies

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71912-6 (0-307-71912-X)

Five years ago, Andrea Gillies— writer, wife, and mother of three—seeing that her husband's parents were struggling to cope, invited them to move in. She and her newly extended family relocated to a big Victorian house on a remote, windswept peninsula in the far north of Scotland, leaving behind their friends... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Birth of Pleasure

Written by Carol Gilligan

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75943-0 (0-679-75943-3)

Carol Gilligan, whose classic In a Different Voice revolutionized the study of human psychology, now offers a brilliant, provocative book about love. Why is love so often associated with tragedy, she asks. Why are our experiences of pleasure so often shadowed by loss? And can we change these patterns?

Gilligan observes children... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Invisible Presence
How a Man's Relationship with His Mother Affects All His Relationships with Women
Written by Michael Gurian

Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-807-3 (1-59030-807-7)

“Enlivened by examples and easy to read, this book makes a contribution to the literature on male personal development.”–Library Journal

“A caring and compassionate journey. Michael Gurian teaches us to separate the threads of our mothers’ influence in our lives–the parts we love, as well as the parts we hate–and to... Read more >

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Gaga Feminism
Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal
Written by J. Jack Halberstam

Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1097-6 (0-8070-1097-9)

Why are so many women single, so many men resisting marriage, and so many gays and lesbians having babies?

In Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal, J. Jack Halberstam answers these questions while attempting to make sense of the tectonic cultural shifts that have transformed gender and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Confidence Gap
A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt
Written by Russ Harris
Foreword by Steven Hayes, PhD

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Trumpeter
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-923-0 (1-59030-923-5)

Too many of us miss out on opportunities in life because we lack self-confidence. Whether it involves public speaking, taking on a leadership role, or starting a relationship, we often don’t feel equipped to handle new challenges.

Most confidence-building strategies –such as affirmations and positive self-talk –help us only in the... Read more >

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The Hite Report
A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality
Written by Shere Hite

Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 4, 2003
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-569-1 (1-58322-569-2)

A reproduction of the classic text, unavailable now for more than a decade, with a new introduction by the author.

The Hite Report, first published in 1976, was a sexual revolution in six hundred pages. To answer sensitive questions dealing with the most intimate details of women’s sexuality, Hite’s innovation was... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Shere Hite Reader
New and Selected Writings on Sex, Globalism, and Private Life
Written by Shere Hite

Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 4, 2006
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-568-4 (1-58322-568-4)

The Shere Hite Reader presents wide-ranging analysis on the individual and society from a renowned thinker on psychosexual development. The book includes new science in addition to previously published material, reflecting Hite’s three decades of work probing the roots of human identity through questionnaires and theory.

For the first time Hite formalizes... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Prairie Silence
A Memoir
Written by Melanie Hoffert

Format: Hardcover, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4473-5 (0-8070-4473-3)

A rural expatriate’s struggle to reconcile family, home, love, and faith with the silence of the prairie land and its people

Melanie Hoffert longs for her rural North Dakota home with its grain trucks and empty main streets. But like many, she followed the out-migration pattern to a more urban life... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Abused Boys
The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse
Written by Mic Hunter

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 25, 1991
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-90629-3 (0-449-90629-9)

After defining exactly what sexual abuse is, Hunter examines the physical and emotional impact of abuse on its victims and the factors affecting adult recovery. Abused Boys includes the stories of adult men and their loved ones, who describe the experience of childhood abuse, the after-effects that last well into adulthood... Read more >

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Secrets and Lies
Surviving the Truths That Change Our Lives
Written by Jane Isay

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74224-7 (0-307-74224-5)

Secrets and Lies is a compellingly readable journey into the realm of family secrets, offering lessons and insights for those who are hiding the truth and for those who discover what has long been hidden.

Jane Isay was both a secret finder and a secret keeper. After fifteen years of marriage, her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Becoming Gay
The Journey to Self-Acceptance
Written by Richard Isay

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38977-0 (0-307-38977-4)

Now revised and updated for the 21st-century, Becoming Gay is the classic guide on how to accept one's homosexuality. By exploring the psychological development of gay men through personal case histories—including his own—Dr. Isay shows how disguising one's sexual identity can induce anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. Individual chapters tackle acceptance... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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