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The Bobbed Haired Bandit
A Story of Crime and Celebrity in 1920s New York
Written by Stephen Duncombe and Andrew Mattson


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7735-6 (0-8129-7735-1)

On January 5, 1924, a well-dressed young woman, accompanied by a male companion, walked into a Brooklyn grocery, pulled a “baby automatic” from the pocket of her fur coat, emptied the cash register, and escaped into the night. Dubbed “the Bobbed Haired Bandit” by the press, the petite thief continued her... Read more >

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The Dud Avocado

Written by Elaine Dundy
Introduction by Terry Teachout


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: June 5, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-232-2 (1-59017-232-9)

Elaine Dundy’s semi-autobiographical comic novel follows the misadventures of an American girl who impulsively quits college and heads off to conquer Paris in the 1950s.

Sally Jay Gorce sets out to become an actress, but what she really wants to do is experience the wide world, and to “make her wits... 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: $13.95
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 >
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In Our Control
The Complete Guide to Contraceptive Choices for Women
Written by Laura Eldridge
Foreword by Jennifer Baumgardner


Format: Trade Paperback, 394 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-907-1 (1-58322-907-8)

The efficacy and risks of different birth control options are dramatically different today from what they once were thanks to scientific advances and increased awareness of STDs and other factors. In the most comprehensive book on birth control since the 1970s, women’s health activist Laura Eldridge discusses the history, scientific advances... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Generation Roe
Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement
Written by Sarah Erdreich


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-458-9 (1-60980-458-9)

Strong support among women was key to Obama’s reelection. According to author Sarah Erdreich, it is time for Barack Obama, forty years after Roe v. Wade, to finally help demystify abortion. One-third of all American women will have an abortion by the time they are 45, and most of those women are already... Read more >
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Fanpire
The Twilight Saga and the Women Who Love it
Written by Tanya Erzen


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0639-9 (0-8070-0639-4)

An author immerses herself in the frenzied fandom of Twilight, the young-adult vampire romance series that has captivated women of all ages.

Why have the Twilight saga’s representations of romance and relationships enchanted millions of fans and generated millions in revenue, selling everything from Barbie-type dolls to blockbuster films? Tanya Erzen–herself... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Fanpire
The Twilight Saga and the Women Who Love it
Written by Tanya Erzen


Format: Hardcover, 184 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0633-7 (0-8070-0633-5)

An author immerses herself in the frenzied fandom of Twilight, the young-adult vampire romance series that has captivated women of all ages.

Why have the Twilight saga’s representations of romance and relationships enchanted millions of fans and generated millions in revenue, selling everything from Barbie-type dolls to blockbuster films? Tanya Erzen–herself... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Women Who Run with the Wolves

Written by Clarissa Pinkola Phd EstÚs


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 22, 1995
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-39681-5 (0-345-39681-2)

In Women Who Run with the Wolves, Dr. Estes, a Jungian analyst and cantadora (storyteller), conducts what she calls "psychic archeological digs" into the ruins of the female unconscious. Using multicultural myths, fairy tales, folk tales, and stories chosen from more than twenty years of research, she examines the healthy, instinctual... Read more >
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Unruly Women
The Politics of Confinement & Resistance
Written by Karlene Faith


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-137-3 (1-60980-137-7)

Winner of the VanCity Book Prize, Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement & Resistance is the seminal book about women’s imprisonment that helped spark examinations around the world into the special circumstances women face in prison, as well as the sex and gender crimes that get them there.
Most women who... Read more >
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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: $13.95
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 >
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The First Sex
The Natural Talents of Women and How They Are Changing the World
Written by Helen Fisher


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 1, 2000
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-91260-7 (0-449-91260-4)

"Tomorrow belongs to women," notes celebrated anthropologist Helen Fisher. In this explosive new book she illustrates this enticing assertion. Drawing on original research, Fisher reveals how women and their natural talents are changing the world, making them ideal leaders and successful shapers of business and society today. Looking back to prehistoric... Read more >
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Your Voice in My Head
A Memoir
Written by Emma Forrest


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-540-2 (1-59051-540-4)

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 hardcover.

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Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them
When Loving Hurts And You Don't Know Why
Written by Susan Forward and Joan Torres


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 2, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38141-2 (0-553-38141-5)

Dr. Susan Forward presents detailed case studies to address the practice of overcoming destructive relationships. She draws on case histories and the voices of men and women trapped in negative relationships to help readers understand the reasons behind some men's destructive patterns and the part a woman plays in it.

This work... Read more >
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Minding the Body

Written by Patricia Foster


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 20, 1995
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-47167-1 (0-385-47167-X)

A mulitcultural anthology of fiction and non-fiction literary narratives which addresses the psychological and political aspects of a woman’s body in today’s culture. An important and much-needed book for women who seek to understand their bodies and find independent, imaginative ways to cope with aging, beauty expectations beauty expectations, and ethnic... Read more >
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Dispatches from a Not-So-Perfect Life
Or How I Learned to Love the House, the Man, the Child
Written by Faulkner Fox


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: November 16, 2004
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4940-0 (1-4000-4940-7)

In Dispatches from a Not-So-Perfect Life, a provocative memoir of motherhood, Faulkner Fox explores the root causes of her unhappiness as a modern mother, as well as the often demoralizing societal and cultural forces with which American mothers must contend.

From the time of her first pregnancy, Fox found herself--and her body--scrutinized... Read more >
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Reading the Women of the Bible
A New Interpretation of Their Stories
Written by Tikva Frymer-Kensky


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 6, 2004
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1182-5 (0-8052-1182-9)

In this fascinating and important study, Tikva Frymer-Kensky—biblical scholar, assyriologist, feminist—takes up two of the most significant intellectual and religious issues of our day: the experiences of women in a patriarchal society and the relevance of the Bible to modern life. She examines the stories of Sarah, Rebecca, and Rachel; of... Read more >
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A Field Guide for Female Interrogators

Written by Coco Fusco


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 6, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-780-0 (1-58322-780-6)

The world was shocked by the images that emerged from Abu Ghraib, the US-controlled prison in Iraq. Lynndie England, the young female army officer shown smiling devilishly as she humiliated male prisoners, became first a scapegoat and then a victim who was “just following orders.” Ignored were the more elemental questions... Read more >
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"There Are Things I Want You to Know" About Stieg Larsson and Me

Written by Eva Gabrielsson
Contribution by Marie-Francoise Colombani
Translated by Linda Coverdale


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-410-7 (1-60980-410-4)

Eva Gabrielsson, long-time partner to Millennium Trilogy author, Stieg Larsson, tells of their thirty-year love story, of Stieg’s life-long struggle to expose Sweden’s right-wing extremists, of his struggle to keep the magazine he founded, Expo, alive, his difficult relationships with his family, and the joy and relief he discovered writing the... Read more >

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In Defense of Women
Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate
Written by Nancy Gertner


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1148-5 (0-8070-1148-7)

From a “Human Rights Hero,” a memoir of her illustrious career litigating groundbreaking cases

In the boys’ club climate of 1975, Nancy Gertner launched her career fighting a murder charge on behalf of antiwar activist Susan Saxe, one of the few women to ever make the FBI’s Most Wanted List. What... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Playing the Whore
The Work of Sex Work
Written by Melissa Gira Grant


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-323-1 (1-78168-323-9)

Recent years have seen a panic over “online red-light districts,” which supposedly seduce vulnerable young women into a life of degradation, and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof’s live tweeting of a Cambodian brothel raid. But rarely do these fearful, salacious dispatches come from sex workers themselves, and rarely do they deviate from the position that sex workers... Read more >
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If You Can't Be Free, Be a Mystery
In Search of Billie Holiday
Written by Farah Jasmine Griffin


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: One World/Ballantine
On Sale: April 30, 2002
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-44973-3 (0-345-44973-8)

Singer, composer, actress, lover, wife, writer, pleasure seeker, drug addict, icon, commodity, myth and mystery: Billie Holiday is still one of the most famous jazz vocalists of all time. But Holiday's image - the gifted torch singer with insatiable appetites for food, sex, alcohol and drugs - is not the full... Read more >

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A Chorus of Stones

Written by Susan Griffin


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 15, 1993
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-41885-0 (0-385-41885-X)

Written by one of America's most innovative feminists, this book illustrates how childhood experience, gender and sexuality, private aspirations, and public personae all assume undeniable roles in the causes and effects of war. Read more >

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Dakini Power
Twelve Extraordinary Women Shaping the Transmission of Tibetan Buddhism in the West
Written by Michaela Haas


Format: Trade Paperback, 344 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-55939-407-9 (1-55939-407-2)

What drives a young London librarian to board a ship to India, meditate in a remote cave by herself for twelve years, and then build a flourishing nunnery in the Himalayas? How does a surfer girl from Malibu become the head of the main international organization for Buddhist women? Why does... Read more >

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La Petite

Written by Michele Halberstadt


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-531-0 (1-59051-531-5)

In La Petite, the renowned French writer and film producer Michèle Halberstadt vividly recounts the painful events that surrounded the death of her beloved grandfather when she was twelve years old. Michèle’s mother favored her older sister, her father was emotionally remote, her teachers dismissive, and her peers a foreign species... 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 >
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