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Big She Bang

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New Yorker cartoonist Marisa Acocella tells an alternate her-story of the world in a new brilliant graphic book. Narrated by God the Mother and featuring all of the bad-ass women who have been relegated to footnotes, or worse, vilified for daring to speak their minds, The Big She-Bang goes head to head with the big "book written by men about a bunch of men" to tell it like it is.  More »

Wordslut

A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language

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A feminist look at language and the way it shapes how we see and interact with the people around us.  More »

Emeralds of Oz

Life Lessons from Over the Rainbow

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A renowned book editor of practical and spiritual bestsellers shows how "The Wizard of Oz" contains the keys to wisdom and happiness, to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the MGM film classic.  More »

What Matters Most

The Get Your Shit Together Guide to Wills, Money, Insurance, and Life’s “What-ifs”

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A practical look at putting your life together written by the founder of popular website GYST.com and informed by the author's personal experience after her husband's unexpected death in a biking accident. Part memoir, part hard-working how-to manual, Reynolds inspires readers to get their affairs in order before the unthinkable happens.  More »

The Social Leap

The New Evolutionary Science of Who We Are, Where We Come From, and What Makes Us Happy

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A wide-ranging exploration of how our species' evolution has shaped our behavior, prioritized social skills over physical dominance, and affected nearly every facet of modern life, in work, play, aging, our quest for the good life.  More »

We Need to Talk

How to Have Conversations That Matter

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Based on the author's TED talk with over 10 million views, an urgent and insightful guide to bridging what divides us using real, meaningful conversation.  More »

That's What She Said

Wise Words from Influential Women

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From feminist and illustrator Kimothy Joy, a stunning collection of celebratory illustrated watercolor portraits paired with hand-lettered quotes from various influential women throughout world history.  More »

How to Think Like a Cat

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Inspired by the enchanting attributes of the author's own cat, Ziggy, this internationally bestselling guide shows you how to live your best life. Peppered with humorous yet inspiring tips for living a day in the life of a cat, secret tips from Ziggy, and a quiz to assess your "cat quotient," How to Think Like a Cat is a delightful and remarkably insightful guide to the subtle art of…  More »

Brave New Weed

Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis

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Former editor-in-chief of Details and Star magazines Joe Dolce adventures into the fascinating "Brave New World" of cannabis, tracing its history and investigating the social, medical, legal, and cultural ramifications of this surprising plant.  More »

The Well-Tempered City

What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life

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Cities are the birthplaces of civilization, and the nodes of culture, trade and opportunity. By 2050, global population will be 10 billion, with 75% living in cities. World-renowned urban planner and developer Jonathan Rose looks at the history and successes of urban living through the lens of sustainability, economic parity and resilience. His book provides a responsible and ingenious…  More »

Feminist Fight Club

A Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace

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From award winning journalist Jessica Bennett, a smart, practical and entertaining guide to combatting sexism in the workplace, one micro-agression at a time. With a glossary of sexist archetypes and behaviors, simple tips on how to combat tricky situations and personalities, and plenty of fun features and illustrations throughout, Feminist Fight Club will serve as a an office survival…  More »

Lift

Fitness Culture, from Naked Greeks and Acrobats to Jazzercise and Ninja Warriors

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The story of the changing ways in which human beings have exercised, and why, from Greek antiquity to the era of the "big-box gym" and beyond.  More »

Bald Is Better with Earrings

A Survivor's Guide to Getting Through Breast Cancer

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Written with warmth and humor, as well as eyes-wide-open practicality, Hutton's book is a guiding light to women diagnosed with breast cancer. When Hutton was diagnosed at 41, she searched for—but couldn't find—practical information about how to navigate her new reality. What might she (really) expect from chemo, radiation, surgery, hair loss, fatigue, nausea, emotional pitfalls…  More »

Drink

The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol

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An exploration of the rise in alcohol consumption and abuse among women in recent years. The Drinking Diaries covers health risks, marketing, current trends and sociological contributions to this new epidemic. The author beautifully weaves reportage with her personal recovery story into a compelling and informative narrative addressing one of the most pressing issues for women today.  More »

  • One of the Washington Post’s Ten Best Books of 2013

Connection

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Julie Holland argues that it is our disconnection—from nature, from each other, and even from our own bodies, thoughts, and feelings—that's causing our psychological discomfort and dysfunction. Holland looks to our neurobiology for clues for what allows social connections, good feelings and healing—oxytocin, dopamine, pheromones, endocannabinoids, and more—to understand what we're…

Doing Power Differently

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When women and men finally and fully share power we will all do power differently. The old story of power has wound its tentacles tightly around the beliefs and behaviors of humanity—men and women alike from all backgrounds and races and nations are caught in its web. While it's hard to change stories, people made them up in the first place, and people can change them. It takes…

Yeah, No, Not Happening

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The prolific and talented bestselling author of The Gospel According to Coco Chanel and In Praise of Difficult Women (among many others) writes a humorous, pointed feminist manifesto about swearing off self-improvement and learning how to own and appreciate our flaws by taking a clear-eyed critical look at the role of cultural, societal, marketing, and media influences mandating that we…

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