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Rose
Rose
Written by Inga Muscio
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583229262
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Rose
Love in Violent Times
Written by Inga Muscio


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $17.95

With trademark precision and razor-sharp wit, Inga Muscio explores the impacts of passive violence, abuse, war, and cultural trauma on our most intimate lives in order to uncover a path toward healthy and imaginative sex and love.
Rose breaks new ground in answering a fundamental question in most feminist and antiracist writing... Read more >
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The Hearts of Men
The Hearts of Men
Written by Barbara Ehrenreich
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ISBN: 9780307779045
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The Hearts of Men
American Dreams and the Flight from Commitment
Written by Barbara Ehrenreich


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: February 9, 2011
Price: $11.99

An explanation of recent sexual culture and the loosening of marriage bonds over the past 20 years. Read more >
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Personal History
Personal History
Written by Katharine Graham
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ISBN: 9780307758934
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Personal History

Written by Katharine Graham


Format: eBook, 688 pages
On Sale: February 9, 2011
Price: $13.99

Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Biography

An extraordinarily frank, honest, and generous book by one of America's most famous and admired women, Personal History is, as its title suggests, a book composed of both personal memoir and history.

It is the story of Graham's parents: the multimillionaire father who left private... Read more >
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Survival of the Prettiest
Survival of the Prettiest
Written by Nancy Etcoff
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ISBN: 9780307779113
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Survival of the Prettiest
The Science of Beauty
Written by Nancy Etcoff


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: February 2, 2011
Price: $13.99

Beauty is not a myth.  According to scientist and psychologist Nancy Etcoff, the pursuit of beauty is neither a cultural construction, an invention of Madison Avenue, nor a backlash against feminism.

Survival of the Prettiest, the first in-depth scientific inquiry into the nature of human beauty, posits that beauty is an essential and... Read more >
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Passionate Minds
Passionate Minds
Written by Claudia Roth Pierpont
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ISBN: 9780307773319
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Passionate Minds
Women Rewriting the World
Written by Claudia Roth Pierpont


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: January 26, 2011
Price: $11.99

With a masterful ability to connect their social contexts to well-chosen and telling details of their personal lives, Claudia Roth Pierpont gives us portraits of twelve amazingly diverse and influential literary women of the twentieth century, women who remade themselves and the world through their art.

Gertrude Stein, Mae West, Margaret... Read more >
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I Am an Emotional Creature
I Am an Emotional Creature
Written by Eve Ensler
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ISBN: 9780812970166
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I Am an Emotional Creature
The Secret Life of Girls Around the World
Written by Eve Ensler


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: January 25, 2011
Price: $14.00

In this daring book, internationally acclaimed author and playwright Eve Ensler offers fictional monologues and stories inspired by girls around the globe. Fierce, tender, and smart, I Am an Emotional Creature is a celebration of the authentic voice inside every girl and an inspiring call to action for girls everywhere to... Read more >
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Hungry for the World
Hungry for the World
Written by Kim Barnes
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ISBN: 9780307773906
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Hungry for the World
A Memoir
Written by Kim Barnes


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: January 12, 2011
Price: $11.99

From the author of the critically acclaimed In the Wilderness, comes a riveting new narrative of self-discovery and personal triumph. Hungry for the World is the story of how an intelligent and passionate young woman, yearning for an understanding of the world beyond her insular family life, found her way.

On the... Read more >
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Ani DiFranco
Verses
Written by Ani DiFranco


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $24.95

With eight Grammy nominations and sales of over 4.5 million, Ani DiFranco is one of America’s most fiercely independent and beloved musicians, as well as an outspoken voice of conscience. For the first time, she releases a book of poetry and paintings, capturing her essential artistry that has helped define and... Read more >
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Bad Shoes & The Women Who Love Them

Written by Leora Tanenbaum
Illustrated by Vanessa Davis


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $13.95

Bad Shoes & the Women Who Love Them is a lighthearted wake-up call to women to make informed decisions when buying and wearing fashionable shoes. Arming the reader with essential facts, citing medical literature as well as leading podiatric surgeons and orthopedists, Tanenbaum covers the history of high heels, Chinese foot... Read more >
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Birth Matters
How What We Don't Know About Nature, Bodies, and Surgery Can Hurt Us
Written by Ina May Gaskin
Foreword by Ani DiFranco


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $12.95

Renowned for her practice's exemplary results and low intervention rates, Ina May Gaskin has gained international notoriety for promoting natural birth. She is a much-beloved leader of a movement that seeks to stop the hyper-medicalization of birth—which has lead to nearly a third of hospital births in America to be cesarean... Read more >
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Catfight
Women and Competition
Written by Leora Tanenbaum


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $24.95

Catfight: Women and Competition is Leora Tanenbaum's dissection of the gender war waged among women. Tanenbaum meticulously analyzes the roots of destructive competitiveness among women, asserting that "catfights" thrive because, despite women's many gains, American women are conditioned to regard each other as adversaries rather than allies. She investigates the arenas-from... Read more >
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City of Widows
An Iraqi Woman's Account of War and Resistance
Written by Haifa Zangana


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $12.95

In City of Widows, Haifa Zangana tells the story of her country, from the early twentieth century through the US-UK invasion and the current occupation. She brings to light a sense of Iraq as a society mainly of secularists who have been denied, through years of sanctions, war, and occupation, a... Read more >
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The Clitoral Truth
The Secret World at Your Fingertips
Written by Rebecca Chalker
Illustrated by Fish


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $15.95

The clitoris has been dismissed, undervalued, unexplored, and misunderstood for hundreds of years, but the truth is out there, and internationally celebrated sex educator Rebecca Chalker has found it. In The Clitoral Truth, Chalker offers the only mainstream, in-depth exploration devoted solely to women's genital anatomy and sexual response. Women readers... Read more >
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Dispatches from the Abortion Wars
Dispatches from the Abortion Wars
Written by Carole Joffe
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807001288
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Dispatches from the Abortion Wars
The Costs of Fanaticism to Doctors, Patients, and the Rest of Us
Written by Carole Joffe


Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $16.00

Surprising firsthand accounts from the front lines of abortion provision reveal the persistent cultural, political, and economic hurdles to access
 
More than thirty-five years after women won the right to legal abortion, most people do not realize how inaccessible it has become. In these pages, reproductive-health researcher Carole Joffe shows how... Read more >
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Dr. Rice in the House

Edited by Amy Scholder


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $13.95

We have been bombarded by images of the U.S. Secretary of State as the Great Diplomat, walking onto the tarmac of a foreign country as if she were a rock star, an intellectual giant, and the embodiment of the American dream all rolled into one. Meanwhile, she has spoken out against... Read more >
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A Field Guide for Female Interrogators

Written by Coco Fusco


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $16.95

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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The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women
Exploding the Estrogen Myth
Written by Barbara Seaman


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $18.95

With the ardent tone of a close friend, Barbara Seaman draws on forty years of journalistic research to expose the "menopause industry" and shows how estrogen therapy often causes more problems—including breast cancer, heart attack, and stroke—than it cures. The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women tracks the well-intentioned discovery of... Read more >
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A History of Marriage

Written by Elizabeth Abbott


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $24.95

What does the "tradition of marriage" really look like? In A History of Marriage, Elizabeth Abbott paints an often surprising picture of this most public, yet most intimate, institution. Ritual of romance, or social obligation? Eternal bliss, or cult of domesticity? Abbott reveals a complex tradition that includes same-sex unions, arranged... Read more >
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The Hite Report
A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality
Written by Shere Hite


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $17.95

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


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $17.95

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 >
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Rose
Love in Violent Times
Written by Inga Muscio


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $17.95

With trademark precision and razor-sharp wit, Inga Muscio explores the impacts of passive violence, abuse, war, and cultural trauma on our most intimate lives in order to uncover a path toward healthy and imaginative sex and love.
Rose breaks new ground in answering a fundamental question in most feminist and antiracist writing... 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: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $24.95

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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Good Wives
Good Wives
Written by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307772978
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Good Wives
Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750
Written by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: December 29, 2010
Price: $13.99

This enthralling work of scholarship strips away those abstractions to reveal the hidden -- and not always stoic -- face of the "goodwives" of colonial America. In these pages we encounter the awesome burdens -- and the considerable power -- of a New England housewife's domestic life and witness her occasional... Read more >
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In Search of Islamic Feminism
In Search of Islamic Feminism
Written by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307773852
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In Search of Islamic Feminism

Written by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: December 29, 2010
Price: $11.99

"Islamic feminism" would seem a contradiction in terms to most Westerners. We are taught to think of Islam as a culture wherein social code and religious law alike force women to accept male authority and surrender to the veil. How could feminism emerge under such a code, let alone flourish? Now... Read more >
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How Reading Changed My Life
How Reading Changed My Life
Written by Anna Quindlen
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ISBN: 9780307763525
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How Reading Changed My Life

Written by Anna Quindlen


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: December 22, 2010
Price: $7.99

THE LIBRARY OF CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT is a groundbreaking series where America's finest writers and most brilliant minds tackle today's most provocative, fascinating, and relevant issues. Striking and daring, creative and important, these original voices on matters political, social, economic, and cultural, will enlighten, comfort, entertain, enrage, and ignite healthy debate across... Read more >
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