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The History of Sexuality
An Introduction
Written by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 14, 1990
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72469-8 (0-679-72469-9)

In the History of Sexuality (Volume1) Foucault traces the history of sexuality in Europe from the Classical period to modern times in terms of shifts in the control of sexual practices.  He offers a brilliant analysis of how the merely "unlawful" became the "un-natural," relating this change to his theory of power/knowledge... Read more >
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The History of Sexuality, Vol. 2
The Use of Pleasure
Written by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 14, 1990
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-75122-1 (0-394-75122-1)

In this second volume of his history of sexuality, Foucault analyzes an array of ancient Greek texts on eroticism as he tries to answer basic questions about the West's perception of sexual experience as a moral issue, and why the other appetites of the body, such as hunger, and collective concerns... Read more >
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The History of Sexuality, Vol. 3
The Care of the Self
Written by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 28, 1988
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-74155-0 (0-394-74155-2)

Foucault takes us into the first two centuries of our own era, into the Golden Age of Rome, to reveal a subtle but decisive break from the classical Greek vision of sexual pleasure.  He explores the whole corpus of moral reflection among philosophers (Plutarch, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca) and physicians of the... Read more >
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Power/Knowledge
Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977
Written by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 12, 1980
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-73954-0 (0-394-73954-X)

Edited and with an afterword by Colin Gordon.  In this set of essays and interviews, Foucault interprets his writings on such themes as sexuality, politics, and punishment, stressing the contribution of each to the magnificent--and terrifying--portrait of society that he is compiling.  As Foucault shows, what he has always been describing is the... Read more >

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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 >
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The Book of the Courtesans
A Catalogue of Their Virtues
Written by Susan Griffin


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 10, 2002
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0451-3 (0-7679-0451-6)

In The Book of the Courtesans, Susan Griffin offers true tales and informative anecdotes from the courtesans’ memoirs to further reveal how these cunning women seized their opportunity to become the West’s first female liberators, free to choose their own lovers and command remarkable respect. Griffin tears away the superficial veneer... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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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 >
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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 >
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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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The Camera My Mother Gave Me

Written by Susanna Kaysen


Format: Trade Paperback, 162 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76343-7 (0-679-76343-0)

Susanna Kaysen, who wrote about her teenage depression in the bestseller Girl, Interrupted, now takes on another taboo: her vagina—which suddenly and inexplicably starts to hurt. And neither Kaysen’s cheery gynecologist, nor her internist, nor a laconic “vulvologist” has the cure. An alternative health nurse suggests direct application of tea, baking... Read more >
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Fire in the Belly
On Being a Man
Written by Sam Keen


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: March 1, 1992
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-35137-8 (0-553-35137-0)

Fire in the Belly is the seminal study of masculinity that, since its publication in 1991, has become a classic of the Men’s Movement. Keen begins by exploring WOMAN: the “larger-than-life,” “shadowy” psychological construct that influences men’s lives, distinct from real flesh-and-blood women. Proposing that men cannot find themselves without first... Read more >
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Dancing Around the Volcano
Freeing Our Erotic Lives: Decoding the Enigma of Gay Men and Sex
Written by Guy Kettelhack


Format: Trade Paperback, 196 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: September 16, 1997
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-80151-2 (0-609-80151-1)

In the tradition of Frank Browning's The Culture of Desire comes Guy Kettelhack's provocative, honest, unapologetic look at the sex lives of gay men. Dancing Around the Volcano is essential reading for the American gay community.

Gay men have long been told that regardless of their individual characters and desires, they should... Read more >
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The Psychopath Whisperer
The Science of Those Without Conscience
Written by Kent A. Kiehl, PhD


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3584-4 (0-7704-3584-X)

Psychopaths have been in the spotlight for many years due to headlines and stories in the news and in movies. But why do psychopaths behave the way they do? Is it the result of their environment or is there a genetic component to their lack of conscience?
 
This is the question Dr... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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On the Down Low
A Journey Into the Lives of "Straight" Black Men Who Sleep With Men
Written by J.L. King and Karen Hunter
Foreword by E. Lynn Harris


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: April 5, 2005
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1399-7 (0-7679-1399-X)

"This is a revealing look at an important social and health issue."
--Booklist (American Library Association)

In the August 3, 2003 issue of The New York Times Magazine, writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis gave a brief overview of the secretive phenemonon known as "Living on the Down Low", or the DL. The article explored the... Read more >
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Nina Here Nor There
My Journey Beyond Gender
Written by Nick Krieger


Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 10, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0092-2 (0-8070-0092-2)

*2011 ALA Stonewall Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Honor Book

The next-generation Stone Butch Blues--a contemporary memoir of gender awakening and a classic tale of first love and self-discovery.

Ambitious, sporty, feminine “capital-L lesbians” had been Nina Krieger’s type, for friends that is. She hadn’t dated in seven years, a period of non-stop traveling—searching for... Read more >
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Trevor
a novella
Written by James Lecesne


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Triangle Square
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-487-9 (1-60980-487-2)

Trevor is an exuberant, sociable, and witty thirteen year old. So how come, when he takes that nerve-wracking turn toward his locker at school, he feels scared and alone? Shunned by his friends, misunderstood by his parents, and harassed at school for being different, Trevor goes from wondering what color glitter to choose... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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So Sexy So Soon
The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids
Written by Diane E. Levin, Ph.D. and Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 21, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-50507-1 (0-345-50507-7)

Now in paperback
Risqué Halloween costumes for young girls. T-shirts that boast “Chick Magnet” for toddler boys. Sexy content on almost every television channel, as well as in movies and video games. Popular culture and technology inundate our boys and girls with an onslaught of graphic sexual messages at earlier ages than... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A General Theory of Love

Written by Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini and Richard Lannon


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 9, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70922-7 (0-375-70922-3)

A primordial area of the brain, far older than reason or thinking, creates both the capacity and the need for emotional intimacy that all humans share. A General Theory of Love describes the workings of this ancient, pivotal urge and reveals that our nervous systems are not self-contained. Instead, our brains... Read more >
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The Elusive Embrace
Desire and the Riddle of Identity
Written by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 20, 2000
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70697-4 (0-375-70697-6)

In an emotionally charged narrative that weaves together past and present, the personal and the scholarly, a young critic and classicist takes us on a search for the meaning of identity--while showing, through remarkably fresh and accessible readings of such classical Greek and Roman writers as Catullus and Sappho, Ovid and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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She Looks Just Like You
A Memoir of (Nonbiological Lesbian) Motherhood
Written by Amie Klempnauer Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0151-6 (0-8070-0151-1)

After ten years of talking about having children, two years of trying (and failing) to conceive, and one shot of donor sperm for her partner, Amie Miller was about to become a mother. Or something like that. Over the next nine months, as her partner became the biological mom-to-be, Miller became... Read more >
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The Mating Mind
How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature
Written by Geoffrey Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 17, 2001
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49517-2 (0-385-49517-X)

At once a pioneering study of evolution and an accessible and lively reading experience, The Mating Mind marks the arrival of a prescient and provocative new science writer.

Consciousness, morality, creativity, language, and art: these are the traits that make us human. Scientists have traditionally explained these qualities as merely a... Read more >
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The Tricky Part
A boy's story of sexual trespass, a man's journey to forgiveness
Written by Martin Moran


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27653-7 (0-307-27653-8)

Raised in a loving Catholic family in Denver, Martin Moran was a star student who imagined that he’d one day become a U.S. senator. When he was twelve years old, a camp counselor seduced him, initiating a sexual relationship that would last three years–and haunt Moran’s life for decades. He discovered... Read more >
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Conundrum

Written by Jan Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: May 16, 2006
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-189-9 (1-59017-189-6)

The great travel writer Jan Morris was born James Morris. James Morris distinguished himself in the British military, became a successful and physically daring reporter, climbed mountains, crossed deserts, and established a reputation as a historian of the British empire. He was happily married, with several children. To all appearances, he... Read more >
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