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This Fight is Our Fight by Elizabeth Warren
$22.40 $28.00

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.

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Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women
$22.05 $25.95

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.

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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
$18.50 $22.99

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.

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The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan by Rafia Zakaria
$15.30 $18.00

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. 

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A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren
$14.45 $17.00

“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! 

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My Life On The Road by Gloria Steinem
$14.95 $18.00

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).

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Ronnie Gilbert, A Radical Life In Song
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Ronnie Gilbert, A Radical Life In Song
$22.90 $26.95

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.

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M Train by Patti Smith
$20.00 $25.00

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.

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Heartbreak: Political Memoir by Andrea Dworkin
$19.00 $24.00

Andrea reveals for the first time the personal side of her lifelong journey as activist and writer. Hardback.

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The Other Side of Paradise by Staceyann Chin
$16.00

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.

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Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
$18.50 $22.00

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.

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Sinister Wisdom 102 - The Complete Works of Pat Parker
$22.95

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.

Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
$14.50 $16.99

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.

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Bird Cloud by Annie Proulx
$13.60 $16.00

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.

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Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman
$12.80 $16.00

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.

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Canít We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
$22.40 $28.00

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. 

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Bossypants by Tina Fey
$13.60 $15.99

Tina Fey doesn't disappoint in this laugh out loud memoir. The LA Times calls it "Amazingly, absurdly, deliriously funny."

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A Gift of Age: Old Lesbian Life Stories by Arden Eversmeyer and Margaret Purcell
$14.40 $16.95

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.

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Blood and Visions: Reconciling with Being Female by Autotomous Womyn's Press
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Blood and Visions: Reconciling with Being Female by Autotomous Womyn's Press
$10.00

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. 

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Without Apology: Old Lesbian Life Stories by Arden Eversmeyer and Margaret Purcell
$16.95 $19.95

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.

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Dog Songs by Mary Oliver
$13.60 $16.00

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.

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PHD to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My Life by Dr. Elaiine Richardson
$19.50 $22.95

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. 

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Have You Seen Marie? by Sandra Cisneros
$12.75 $14.95

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."

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Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
$13.55 $15.95

Alison Bechdel's second memoir, this time about her Mother. With many drawings of Mrs. Bechdel, by the author of Dykes To Watch Out For.

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Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
$12.75 $15.00

A witty, acute, fierce, and celebratory memoir about a search for belonging- for love, identity, and a home. 

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My Red Blood by Alix Dobkin
$16.95

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.

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Mean Little Deaf Queer by Terry Galloway
$16.00

What could have been a bitter litany of complaint is instead an unexpectedly hilarious and affecting take on life.  A must read!

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Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World by Mary Pipher
$13.60 $16.00

Pipher tells her own miraculous story, and in the process reveals fundamental truths about our individual search for happiness and love.

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Sheepish, A Memoir by Catherine Friend
$16.00

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.

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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
$13.95

Autobiography by the author of the long-running strip, Dykes to Watch Out For. The same visual stimulation in this graphic novel.

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In The Body Of The World - A Memoir by Eve Ensler
$12.75 $15.00

“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.

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Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
$12.75 $15.00

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.

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Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz, Illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl
$12.75 $14.95

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.

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Female Erasure - What You Need To Know About Gender Politics' War On Woman, the Female Sex, and Human Rights
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Female Erasure - What You Need To Know About Gender Politics' War On Woman, the Female Sex, and Human Rights
$24.99

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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