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Three Women
by Lisa Taddeo

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

July 09, 2019

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<b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淓xtraordinary鈥 nonfiction literary masterpiece鈥 can鈥檛 remember the last time a book affected me as profoundly as <i>Three Women</i>.鈥?鈥擡lizabeth Gilbert</b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淭addeo spent eight years reporting this groundbreaking book....Breathtaking....Staggeringly intimate.鈥?</b><b>鈥?lt;i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淭he most in-depth look at the female sex drive that鈥檚 been published in decades.鈥?鈥?lt;i>New York</i></b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淎 dazzling achievement...<i>Three Women</i> burns a flare-bright path through the dark woods of women鈥檚 sexuality.鈥?</b><b>鈥?lt;i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /> <br /><b>Desire as we鈥檝e never seen it before: a riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting.</b><br /><br />It thrills us and torments us. It controls our thoughts, destroys our lives, and it鈥檚 all we live for. Yet we almost never speak of it. And as a buried force in our lives, desire remains largely unexplored鈥攗ntil now. Over the past eight years, journalist Lisa Taddeo has driven across the country six times to embed herself with ordinary women from different regions and backgrounds. The result,<i> Three Women</i>, is the deepest nonfiction portrait of desire ever written and one of the most anticipated books of the year.<br /> <br />We begin in suburban Indiana with Lina, a homemaker and mother of two whose marriage, after a decade, has lost its passion. She passes her days cooking and cleaning for a man who refuses to kiss her on the mouth, protesting that 鈥渢he sensation offends鈥?him. To Lina鈥檚 horror, even her marriage counselor says her husband鈥檚 position is valid. Starved for affection, Lina battles daily panic attacks. When she reconnects with an old flame through social media, she embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming.<br /> <br />In North Dakota we meet Maggie, a seventeen-year-old high school student who finds a confidant in her handsome, married English teacher. By Maggie鈥檚 account, supportive nightly texts and phone calls evolve into a clandestine physical relationship, with plans to skip school on her eighteenth birthday and make love all day; instead, he breaks up with her on the morning he turns thirty. A few years later, Maggie has no degree, no career, and no dreams to live for. When she learns that this man has been named North Dakota鈥檚 Teacher of the Year, she steps forward with her story鈥攁nd is met with disbelief by former schoolmates and the jury that hears her case. The trial will turn their quiet community upside down.<br /> <br />Finally, in an exclusive enclave of the Northeast, we meet Sloane鈥攁 gorgeous, successful, and refined restaurant owner鈥攚ho is happily married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and women. He picks out partners for her alone or for a threesome, and she ensures that everyone鈥檚 needs are satisfied. For years, Sloane has been asking herself where her husband鈥檚 desire ends and hers begins. One day, they invite a new man into their bed鈥攂ut he brings a secret with him that will finally force Sloane to confront the uneven power dynamics that fuel their lifestyle.<br /> <br />Based on years of immersive reporting, and told with astonishing frankness and immediacy, <i>Three Women</i> is a groundbreaking portrait of erotic longing in today鈥檚 America, exposing the fragility, complexity, and inequality of female desire with unprecedented depth and emotional power. It is both a feat of journalism and a triumph of storytelling, brimming with nuance and empathy, that introduces us to three unforgettable women鈥攁nd one remarkable writer鈥攚hose experiences remind us that we are not alone.
The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite聽Stories of Courage and Resilie...
by , Chelsea Clinton

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English

Pages

461

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<b>Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them鈥攚omen with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.</b><br /><br />She couldn鈥檛 have been more than seven or eight years old. 鈥淕o ahead, ask your question,鈥?her father urged, nudging her forward. She smiled shyly and said, 鈥淵ou鈥檙e my hero. Who鈥檚 yours?鈥?<br /> <br />Many people鈥攅specially girls鈥攈ave asked us that same question over the years. It鈥檚 one of our favorite topics.<br /> <br />HILLARY: Growing up, I knew hardly any women who worked outside the home. So I looked to my mother, my teachers, and the pages of<i> Life</i> magazine for inspiration. After learning that Amelia Earhart kept a scrapbook with newspaper articles about successful women in male-dominated jobs, I started a scrapbook of my own. Long after I stopped clipping articles, I continued to seek out stories of women who seemed to be redefining what was possible.<br /> <br />CHELSEA: This book is the continuation of a conversation the two of us have been having since I was little. For me, too, my mom was a hero; so were my grandmothers. My early teachers were also women. But I grew up in a world very different from theirs. My pediatrician was a woman, and so was the first mayor of Little Rock who I remember from my childhood. Most of my close friends鈥?moms worked outside the home as nurses, doctors, teachers, professors, and in business. And women were going into space and breaking records here on Earth.<br /> <br />Ensuring the rights and opportunities of women and girls remains a big piece of the unfinished business of the twenty-first century. While there鈥檚 a lot of work to do, we know that throughout history and around the globe women have overcome the toughest resistance imaginable to win victories that have made progress possible for all of us. That is the achievement of each of the women in this book.<br /> <br />So how did they do it? The answers are as unique as the women themselves. Civil rights activist Dorothy Height, LGBTQ trailblazer Edie Windsor, and swimmer Diana Nyad kept pushing forward, no matter what. Writers like Rachel Carson and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie named something no one had dared talk about before. Historian Mary Beard used wit to open doors that were once closed, and Wangari Maathai, who sparked a movement to plant trees, understood the power of role modeling. Harriet Tubman and Malala Yousafzai looked fear in the face and persevered. Nearly every single one of these women was fiercely optimistic鈥攖hey had faith that their actions could make a difference. And they were right.<br /> <br />To us, they are all gutsy women鈥攍eaders with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done. So in the moments when the long haul seems awfully long, we hope you will draw strength from these stories. We do. Because if history shows one thing, it鈥檚 that the world needs gutsy women.
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
by Kate Moore

Language

English

Pages

496

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<p><strong>A<em> New York Times</em>, <em>USA Today, </em>and<em> Wall Street Journal</em> Bestseller!</strong><br /><strong>Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf Bookclub Selection - May/June 2018 </strong></p><p>"<strong>the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still</strong>."鈥擭PR Books </p><p><em>The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger</em></p><p>The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.</p><p>Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive 鈥?until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.</p><p>But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come. </p><p>Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, <em>The Radium Girls</em> fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...</p>
Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to...
by Eve Rodsky

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<b>A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK<br /><br />"A hands-on, real talk guide for navigating the hot-button issues that so many families struggle with."--Reese Witherspoon <br /><br />A revolutionary, real-world solution to the problem of unpaid, invisible work that women have shouldered for too long.</b><br /><br />It started with the Sh*t I Do List. Tired of being the "shefault" parent responsible for all aspects of her busy household, Eve Rodsky counted up all the unpaid, invisible work she was doing for her family -- and then sent that list to her husband, asking for things to change. His response was... underwhelming. Rodsky realized that simply identifying the issue of unequal labor on the home front wasn't enough: She needed a <i>solution</i> to this universal problem. Her sanity, identity, career, and marriage depended on it. <br /><br />The result is Fair Play: a time- and anxiety-saving system that offers couples a completely new way to divvy up domestic responsibilities. Rodsky interviewed more than five hundred men and women from all walks of life to figure out what the invisible work in a family actually entails and how to get it all done efficiently. With four easy-to-follow rules, 100 household tasks, and a figurative card game you play with your partner, <i>Fair Play </i>helps you prioritize what's important to your family and who should take the lead on every chore from laundry to homework to dinner. <br /><br />"Winning" this game means rebalancing your home life, reigniting your relationship with your significant other, and reclaiming your Unicorn Space -- as in, the time to develop the skills and passions that keep you interested and interesting. Are you ready to try Fair Play? Let's deal you in.
The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
by Melinda Gates

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English

Pages

279

Publication Date

April 23, 2019

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<p><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /><b></b><br />鈥淚n her book, Melinda tells the stories of the inspiring people she鈥檚 met through her work all over the world, digs into the data, and powerfully illustrates issues that need our attention鈥攆rom child marriage to gender inequity in the workplace.鈥?鈥?President Barack Obama</p><p><i>鈥淭he Moment of Lift </i>is an urgent call to courage. It changed how I think about myself, my family, my work, and what鈥檚 possible in the world. Melinda weaves together vulnerable, brave storytelling and compelling data to make this one of those rare books that you carry in your heart and mind long after the last page.鈥?lt;/p><p> 鈥?Bren茅 Brown, Ph.D., author of the <i>New York Times</i> #1 bestseller <i>Dare to Lead</i><br /><i> </i><br /> 鈥淢elinda Gates has spent many years working with women around the world. This book is an urgent manifesto for an equal society where women are valued and recognized in all spheres of life. Most of all, it is a call for unity, inclusion and connection. We need this message more than ever.鈥?鈥?Malala Yousafzai</p><p> "Melinda Gates's book is a lesson in listening. A powerful, poignant, and ultimately humble call to arms." 鈥?Tara Westover, author of the <i>New York Times</i> #1 bestseller <i>Educated</i><br /> <b></b><br /><b> A debut from Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women's empowerment.</b></p><p> 鈥淗ow can we summon a moment of lift for human beings 鈥?and especially for women? Because when you lift up women, you lift up humanity.鈥?lt;/p><br /><p> For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, you need to stop keeping women down.</p><p> In this moving and compelling book, Melinda shares lessons she鈥檚 learned from the inspiring people she鈥檚 met during her work and travels around the world. As she writes in the introduction, 鈥淭hat is why I had to write this book鈥攖o share the stories of people who have given focus and urgency to my life. I want all of us to see ways we can lift women up where we live.鈥?lt;/p><p> Melinda鈥檚 unforgettable narrative is backed by startling data as she presents the issues that most need our attention鈥攆rom child marriage to lack of access to contraceptives to gender inequity in the workplace. And, for the first time, she writes about her personal life and the road to equality in her own marriage. Throughout, she shows how there has never been more opportunity to change the world鈥攁nd ourselves.</p><p> Writing with emotion, candor, and grace, she introduces us to remarkable women and shows the power of connecting with one another.</p><p> When we lift others up, they lift us up, too.</p>
Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Y...
by Emily Nagoski

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

March 03, 2015

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***A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTELLER***<br /> <br />An essential exploration of why and how women鈥檚 sexuality works鈥攂ased on groundbreaking research and brain science鈥攖hat will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy.<br /><br />Researchers have spent the last decade trying to develop a 鈥減ink pill鈥?for women to function like Viagra does for men. So where is it? Well, for reasons this book makes crystal clear, that pill will never be the answer鈥攂ut as a result of the research that鈥檚 gone into it, scientists in the last few years have learned more about how women鈥檚 sexuality works than we ever thought possible, and <i>Come as You Are</i> explains it all.<br /> <br />The first lesson in this essential, transformative book by Dr. Emily Nagoski is that every woman has her own unique sexuality, like a fingerprint, and that women vary more than men in our anatomy, our sexual response mechanisms, and the way our bodies respond to the sexual world. So we never need to judge ourselves based on others鈥?experiences. Because women vary, and that鈥檚 normal.<br /> <br />Second lesson: sex happens in a context. And all the complications of everyday life influence the context surrounding a woman鈥檚 arousal, desire, and orgasm.<br /> <br />Cutting-edge research across multiple disciplines tells us that the most important factor for women in creating and sustaining a fulfilling sex life, is not what you do in bed or how you do it, but <i>how you feel about it</i>. Which means that stress, mood, trust, and body image are not peripheral factors in a woman鈥檚 sexual wellbeing; they are central to it. Once you understand these factors, and how to influence them, you can create for yourself better sex and more profound pleasure than you ever thought possible.<br /> <br />And Emily Nagoski can prove it.
Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
by Caroline Criado Perez

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English

Pages

436

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems. And women pay tremendous costs for this bias, in time, money, and often with their lives.<br /><br /> Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates shocking root cause of gender inequality and research in聽<i>Invisible Women鈥犫€?</i> diving into women鈥檚 lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor鈥檚 office, and more. Built on hundreds of studies in the US, the UK, and around the world, and written with energy, wit, and sparkling intelligence, this is a groundbreaking, unforgettable expos茅 that will change the way you look at the world.
The F*ck It Diet: Eating Should Be Easy
by Caroline Dooner

Language

English

Pages

286

Publication Date

March 26, 2019

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<p><strong>鈥?lt;em>The F*ck It Diet </em>is not only hilarious, it is scientifically and medically sound. A must read for any chronic dieter.鈥?鈥揅hristiane Northrup, MD, <em>New York Times </em>bestselling author of 聽<em>Women鈥檚 Bodies, Women鈥檚 Wisdom鈥?lt;/em></strong></p><p><strong></strong>聽</p><p><strong>From comedian and ex-diet junkie Caroline Dooner, an inspirational guide that will help you stop dieting, reboot your relationship with food, and regain your personal power</strong></p><p><strong>DIETING DOESN鈥橳 WORK</strong></p><p>Not long term. In fact, our bodies are hardwired against it. But each time our diets fail, instead of considering that maybe our ridiculously low-carb diet is the problem, we wonder what鈥檚 wrong with us. Why can鈥檛 we stick to our simple plan of grapefruit and tuna fish??? Why are we so <em>hungry? </em>What is wrong with us??? We berate ourselves for being lazy and weak, double down on our belief that losing weight is the key to our everlasting happiness, and resolve to do better tomorrow. But it鈥檚 time we called a spade a spade: Constantly trying to eat the smallest amount possible is a miserable way to live, and it isn鈥檛 even working<em>. </em>So fuck eating like that.聽 </p><p>In <em>The F*ck It Diet</em>, Caroline Dooner tackles the inherent flaws of dieting and diet culture, and offers readers a counterintuitively simple path to healing their physical, emotional, and mental relationship with food. What鈥檚 the secret anti-diet? Eat. Whatever you want. Honor your appetite and listen to<em> </em>your hunger. Trust that your body knows what it is doing. Oh, and don鈥檛 forget to rest, breathe, and be kind to yourself while you鈥檙e at it.聽 Once you get yourself out of survival mode, it will become easier and easier to eat what your body really needs鈥攁 healthier relationship with food ultimately leads to a healthier you. </p><p>An ex-yo-yo dieter herself, Dooner knows how terrifying it can be to break free of the vicious cycle, but with her signature sharp humor and compassion, she shows readers that a sustainable, easy relationship with food is possible. </p><p>Irreverent and empowering, <em>The F*ck It Diet </em>is call to arms for anyone who feels guilt or pain over food, weight, or their body. It鈥檚 time to give up the shame and start thriving. Welcome to the F*ck It Diet. Let鈥檚 Eat. </p><p>聽</p>
Mary Magdalene Revealed: The First Apostle, Her Feminist Gospel &...
by Meggan Watterson

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English

Pages

247

Publication Date

July 09, 2019

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<b>The Gospel of Mary Magdalene reveals a very different love story from the one we've come to refer to as Christianity. Harvard-trained theologian Meggan Watterson leads us verse by verse through Mary's gospel to illuminate the powerful teachings it contains.</b><br /><br />A gospel, as ancient and authentic as any of the gospels that the Christian bible contains, was buried deep in the Egyptian desert after an edict was sent out in the 4th century to have all copies of it destroyed. Fortunately, some rebel monks were wise enough to refuse-and thanks to their disobedience and spiritual bravery, we have several manuscripts of the only gospel that was written in the name of a woman: The Gospel of Mary Magdalene.<br /><br />Mary's gospel reveals a radical love that sits at the heart of the Christian story. Her gospel says that we are not sinful; we are not to feel ashamed or unworthy for being human. In fact, our purpose is to be fully human, to be a "true human being"- that is, a person who has remembered that, yes, we are a messy, limited ego, and we are also a limitless soul. <br /><br />And all we need to do is to turn inward (again and again); to meditate, like Mary Magdalene, in the way her gospel directs us, so that we can see past the ego of our own little lives to what's more real, and lasting, and infinite, and already here, within. <br /><br />With searing clarity, Watterson explains how and why Mary Magdalene came to be portrayed as the penitent prostitute and relates a more historically and theologically accurate depiction of who Mary was within the early Christ movement. And she shares how this discovery of Mary's gospel has allowed her to practice, and to experience, a love that never ends, a love that transforms everything.
All About Love: New Visions (Bell Hooks Love Trilogy (Paperback))
by bell hooks

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English

Pages

268

Publication Date

January 30, 2018

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<p><strong>The acclaimed first volume in bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation"</strong></p><p>鈥淭he word 鈥榣ove鈥?is most often defined as a noun, yet . . . we would all love better if we used it as a verb,鈥?writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in聽<em>All About Love</em>. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal,聽bell hooks (renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist) skewers our view of love as romance. In its place she offers a proactive new ethic for a people and a society bereft with lovelessness.</p><p>As聽bell聽hooks聽uses her incisive mind and razor-sharp pen to explore the question 鈥淲hat is love?鈥?her answers strike at both the mind and heart. In thirteen concise chapters, hooks examines her own search for emotional connection and society鈥檚 failure to provide a model for learning to love. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for individuals and for a nation. The<em>聽Utne Reader聽</em>declared bell hooks one of the 鈥?00 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life.鈥澛?lt;em>All About Love</em>聽is a powerful affirmation of just how profoundly she can.</p>

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