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Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity

by Kerry Cohen

For everyone who was that girl.

For everyone who knew that girl.

For everyone who wondered who that girl was. Kerry Cohen is eleven years old when she recognizes the power of her body in the leer of a grown man....


Tupperware Unsealed: Brownie Wise, Earl Tupper, and the Home Party Pioneers

by Bob Kealing

Brownie Wise, the first woman to appear on the cover of Business Week, was the driving force behind making Tupperware a household name. Fired under mysterious circumstances, she was written out of Tupperware...


American Eve

by Paula Uruburu

The scandalous story of America’s first supermodel, sex goddess, and modern celebrity—Evelyn Nesbit.

By the time of her sixteenth birthday in 1900, Evelyn Nesbit was known to millions as the most photographed...


Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir

by Jennette Fulda

After undergoing gall bladder surgery at age twenty-three, Jennette Fulda decided it was time to lose some weight. Actually, more like half her weight. At the time, Jennette weighed 372 pounds.

Jennette was not...


Telling Political Lives: The Rhetorical Autobiographies of Women Leaders in the United States

by Molly A. Mayhead, Brenda DeVore Marshall & Karrin Vasby Anderson

Using a variety of critical methods, the contributing authors of Telling Political Lives demonstrate the ways in which the autobiographies of U.S. women leaders provide arguments that both reveal and shape perceptions...


Pretty Is What Changes: Impossible Choices, The Breast Cancer Gene, and How I Defied My Destiny

by Jessica Queller

Faced with the BRCA mutation—the so-called “breast cancer gene”—one woman must answer the question: When genetics can predict how we may die, how then do we decide to live?

 

Eleven months after her...


Frances Yates and the Hermetic Tradition

by Marjorie G. Jones

This is the first full-length biography of British historian Frances Yates, author of such acclaimed works as Giordano Bruno and The Hermetic Tradition and The Art of Memory, one of the most influential non-fiction...


Kinky Gazpacho: Life, Love & Spain

by Lori Tharps

Magazine writer and editor Lori Tharps was born and raised in the comfortable but mostly White suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she was often the only person of color in her school and neighborhood. At...


Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time

by Valerie Bertinelli

Valerie Bertinelli, then: bubbly sitcom star and America's Sweetheart turned tabloid headline and rock star wife. Now: actress, single working mother of teenage rock star, and weight-loss inspiration to millions....


Why I Jumped: A Dramatic Story of Finding Hope beyond Depression

by Tina Zahn

Readers won't be able to put down this powerful true story of crippling depression, dramatic rescue, and a return to hope. Now in paperback.


Girls Only: Sleepovers, Squabbles, Tuna Fish, and Other Facts of Family Life

by Alex Witchel

"What I learned from my father was the boys' lesson of dealing in the world -- trust no one and win the first time. What I learned from my mother was the girls' lesson -- trust no one and win the first time,...


Her Last Death: A Memoir

by Susanna Sonnenberg

Her Last Death begins as the phone rings early one morning in the Montana house where Susanna Sonnenberg lives with her husband and two young sons. Her aunt is calling to tell Susanna her mother is in a coma...


Winter in Taos: Facsimile of Original 1935 Edition

by Mabel Dodge Luhan

"Winter in Taos" starkly contrasts Luhan's memoirs, published in four volumes and inspired by Marcel Proust's "Remembrances of Things Past." They follow her life through three failed marriages, numerous affairs,...


Ten Circles Upon the Pond

by Virginia Tranel

Ten Circles Upon the Pond is a book for anyone who’s ever lived in that unwieldy group called family—a story of passion, intimacy, work, religion, puberty, love and loss, and the struggle to be steadfast...


Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America

by Firoozeh Dumas

In 1972, when she was seven, Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved from Iran to Southern California, arriving with no firsthand knowledge of this country beyond her father’s glowing memories of his graduate...


The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee: Observations on Not Fitting In

by Paisley Rekdal

When you come from a mixed race background as Paisley Rekdal does — her mother is Chinese American and her father is Norwegian– thorny issues of identity politics, and interracial desire are never far from...


Things Seen and Unseen: A Year Lived in Faith

by Nora Gallagher

"Gracefully written and moving ... Things Seen and Unseen starts with Nora Gallagher entering the labyrinth of her life ... and ultimately it leads to the center of her being."--The Boston Globe

It started with...


Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution

by Alma Guillermoprieto

In 1970 a young dancer named Alma Guillermoprieto left New York to take a job teaching at Cuba’s National School of Dance. For six months, she worked in mirrorless studios (it was considered more revolutionary);...


Anna of All the Russias: A Life of Anna Akhmatova

by Elaine Feinstein

In this definitive biography of the legendary Russian poet, Elaine Feinstein draws on a wealth of newly available material–including memoirs, letters, journals, and interviews with surviving friends and family–to...


The Tulip and the Pope: A Nun's Story

by Deborah Larsen

The story of novelist and poet Deborah Larsen's young womanhood, The Tulip and the Pope is both an exquisitely crafted spiritual memoir and a beautifully nuanced view of life in the convent.In midsummer of 1960,...