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An inspiring book about why our middle class is under siege, and how we can win the fight to save it! Elizabeth Warren has had enough of phony promises and a government that no longer serves its people—she won’t sit down, she won’t be silenced, and she will fight back. 20% Off. Hardback.
Becoming Ms. Burton humanizes the damaging impact of mass incarceration, and points the way to structural and policy changes that will offer formerly incarcerated people the possibility of a life of meaning and dignity. Foreword by Michelle Alexander. Hardback.
Get to know RBG as never before. A visually rich and intimate look at the Justice's life and work, and how she changed the world. You can't spell truth without Ruth. Hardback.
A memoir of Karachi, Pakistan, through the eyes of its women. The parallel stories of polygamous marriage and Pakistan's hopes and betrayals. An intimate exploration of exalted dreams and complicated realities. The author is a Muslim Pakistani-American journalist and human rights activist. Paperback.
“Washington is rigged against hardworking, middle class families like the one I grew up in.” A new Memoir by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts. The story of a working woman, single mother, teacher, and fighter for financial justice and government accountability. Non-Fiction. On Sale!
Gloria Steinem, writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader tells her story as never before. A candid account of her life as a traveler, listener, and catalyst for change. She reminds us that living in an open, observant, and “on the road” state of mind can make a difference in how we learn, what we do, and how we understand each other. Paperback, Hardback, Large Print Paperback, and Audio Book (Audio Book Sale Price: $28 - regularly $40).
A unique and engaging historical document for readers interested in music, theater, American politics, the women’s movement, and left-wing activism. Ronnie Gilbert was a legend folk singer and social change activist from the late l940's through the early l960's, and in the 1980’s became an inspiration to a new generation of female singers.
A coffee-saturated odyssey into the mind of a legendary artist, M Train is told through the prism of the cafes and haunts Patti Smith has worked in around the world. Hardcover.
Memoir by Jamaican performance artist, Staceyann Chin. Growing up gay in Montego Bay. Family relationships from Jamaica to NY. Absolutely absorbing and a must read for all fans of Chin’s work.
A story of abandonment, healing, reconciliation, enduring love, and global politics. This is Maya Angelou's deepest personal relationship, the one with her Mother, Vivian Baxter, and how it evolved and raised her up. Available in Hardback and Large Print Paperback.
Sinister Wisdom and A Midsummer Night’s Press announce the publication of Sinister Wisdom 102. Introduction by Poet & Scholar Judy Grahn, and Afterword by Volume Editor Julie R. Enszer. Photographs of Pat Parker and Bibliography. Includes Movement in Black (1978), Womanslaughter (1978), Jonestown & Other Madness (1985), plus 2 unpublished plays and uncollected poems.
Real life advice for real women! Hilarious and candid. Childhood stories, Hollywood stories, and ideas about the demon that looks back at all of us in the mirror. Full of glossy two-page spreads of Poehler koans and pump-you-up sayings. Paperback.
Annie Proulx is a private woman. In this book, she documents three crazy years of building her dream home, challenging builders, suppliers, 100 mph winds, snow blocked roads, and almost giving up.
The author spent a year in a women's correctional facility, and sheds a unique light on life inside a women’s prison, by a Smith College graduate who did the crime and did the time. Adapted into a new television series for Netflix.
A Cartoonist's funny, heartbreaking take on caring for aging parents. Text, cartoons, sketches and photos describe interactions with parents during the last years of their lives. Hardback. Memoir.
The amazing old women revealed in these stories form the very roots of who we are. Stories gathered and published by the Old Lesbian Oral Herstory Project.
Writings by 10 womyn who stopped their transition from female to male. Profoundly personal stories, political analysis, practical advice, and resources for womyn who struggle with dis-identification from their female reality. Deeply moving and informative for all women concerned about the wholeness of our womanhood -- and our sisterhood. 65 Page Zine.
Without Apology shares the stories of 24 ordinary, yet remarkable Lesbians. The stories were gathered by the Old Lesbian Oral Herstory Project and Old Lesbians Organizing for Change.
Poems of Mary Oliver's fellow travelers, guides, and canine spirits capable of opening our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection. Illustrated. Available in Hardback $26.95 on Sale @ $21.50, and Paperback $16.00 on Sale @ $13.60.
A glimpse of a young Black woman's life of trauma to the halls of the university. The story of human potential and learning to love oneself.
A lyrically told picture book for grown-ups about a woman's search for a cat gone missing in the wake of her mother's death. "A book to help heal other people who are in pain from a death. You heart is broken open but it's also open to things of the spirit and to things of beauty."
Women’s music legend chronicles her rise to fame as the first artist to record an openly lesbian album in 1973. But as with most good stories, this one begins much earlier.
Pipher tells her own miraculous story, and in the process reveals fundamental truths about our individual search for happiness and love.
Two Women, Fifty Sheep, and Enough Wool to Save The Planet. Another humorous, but educational memoir from the author of Hit by a Farm. Will make you laugh and appreciate wool sweaters at the same time.
“Because I did not, could not inhabit my body or the Earth, I could not feel or know their pain.” As Eve is diagnosed with uterine cancer, she connects her own illness to the devastation of the earth, her life force to the resilience of humanity, she is finally, fully—and gratefully—joined to the body of the world.
From childhood memories to manic motherhood to middle age this candid, funny and moving memoir is filled with the sharp insights that have long confirmed Quindlen's status as America's laureate of real life.
Here are the female protagonists, the heroines and sheros spanning several centuries and multiple professions! Striking portraits in primary colors showcasing 26 bold women, one for every letter of the alphabet. Interesting, fun, feminist, and aesthetically pleasing. Not just for girls! Hardback.
Articles, essays, first-hand experiences, story telling, and verse that ignite the national conversation about the politics of gender identity as a backlash to feminist goals of liberation from gender stereotypes, oppression and sexual violence. Foreword by Germaine Greer, Edited by Ruth Barrett, Cover Image by Claudia Kunin. Paperback.
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