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The Political Life of Bella Abzug, 1920-1976: Political Passions, Women's Rights, and Congressional Battles

by Alan H. Levy

A Political Biography of Bella Abzug, 1920–1976, explores the political life of one of the most compelling figures in American politics of the 70s. Passionate and intelligent, Abzug was one of the most potent...


Those Glamorous Gabors: Bombshells from Budapest

by Darwin Porter

Zsa Zsa, Eva, and Magda Gabor transferred their glittery dreams and gold-digging ambitions from the twilight of the Austro-Hungarian Empire to Hollywood. There, more effectively than any army, these Bombshells...


The Art of Sleeping Alone: Why One French Woman Suddenly Gave Up Sex

by Sophie Fontanel

Sophie Fontanel, bestselling novelist and iconic editor of French Elle, tells the provocative story of her decision to stop having sex—a choice that profoundly changed her view of herself and her place in...


Helping Yourself Help Others: A Book for Caregivers

by Rosalynn Carter & Susan K. Golant

The chances are good that every one of us will become a caregiver at some point in our lives. We come to this challenge in the most personal way possible—we want to help someone we love, but we don’t know...


The Many Lives of Miss K: Toto Koopman - Model, Muse, Spy

by Jean-Noël Liaut & Denise Raab Jacobs

A life of glamour and tragedy, set against the watershed cultural and political movements of twentieth-century Europe. "Toto" Koopman (1908–1991) is a new addition to the set of iconoclastic women whose biographies...


Fancy Feet: Turning My Tragedy Into Hope

by Heidi Cave

Burned over 50 percent of her body and a double amputee, Heidi Cave chooses life and forgiveness.


Fractured Lives

by Toni Strasburg

Fractured Lives is a memoir of one woman's experiences as a documentary filmmaker covering the wars in southern Africa during the 1980s and 1990s. Part autobiography, part history, part social commentary and...


May: The Hard-Rock Life of Pioneer May Arkwright Hutton

by Mary Barmeyer O'Brien

An adventurous single woman who knew how to cook, twenty-three-year-old May Arkwright moved — alone — to the remote valleys of northern Idaho in 1883. She opened a one-table restaurant for the silver prospectors...


The Letters Of Rosa Luxemburg

by Rosa Luxemburg, Annelies Laschitza & Georg Adler

The most comprehensive collection of letters by Rosa Luxemburg ever published in English, this book includes 190 letters written to leading figures in the European and international labor and socialist movements––Leo...


An Afternoon in Summer: My Year on a South Sea Island, Doing Nothing, Gaining Everything, and Finally Falling in Love

by Kathy Giuffre

In an attempt to escape from her stressful life as a single working mother of two young boys, Kathy Giuffre books a year-long trip for four in a tropical paradise. At the last minute, her boyfriend announces...


Amy Lowell Anew: A Biography

by Carl Rollyson

Amy Lowell has been extolled as a founding member of the Imagist group, derided as the “demon saleswoman” of poetry, and shunned as a lesbian, cigar-smoking sensationalist. This provocative biography draws...


My Name Is Love

by Darlene Love

Featured in the film Twenty Feet From Stardom, the woman whose voice the New York Times said "is as embedded in the history of rock 'n' roll as Eric Clapton's guitar and Bob Dylan's lyrics" tells her story

Right...


Betsy Mix Cowles: Champion of Equality

by Stacey M Robertson

An engaging introduction to the life of Betsy Mix Cowles, a radical abolitionist in the Civil War era.


Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change

by Barbara Winslow

An accessible and engaging look into the trailblazing life of Shirley Chisholm and her lifelong advocacy for fair treatment, access to education, and equal pay for all American minority groups.


On My Knees

by Periel Aschenbrand

A brash, bawdy, and downright ballsy ode to the ups and downs of life and love, On My Knees opens with Periel Aschenbrand—still reeling from a breakup with her longtime boyfriend—chain-smoking her days away...


The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story

by Lily Koppel

As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses...


Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm

by Mardi Jo Link

Poignant, irreverent, and hilarious: a memoir about survival and self-discovery, by an indomitable woman who never loses sight of what matters most. 

It’s the summer of 2005, and Mardi Jo Link’s dream...


The Spy Who Loved

by Clare Mulley

The Untold Story of Britain’s First Female Special Agent of World War II

 

In June 1952, a woman was murdered by an obsessed colleague in a hotel in the South Kensington district of London. Her name was Christine...


Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph

by Jennifer Pharr Davis

In 2011, Jennifer Pharr Davis became the overall record holder on the Appalachian Trail. By hiking 2,181 miles in 46 days -- an average of 47 miles per day -- she became the first female to ever set that mark....


Merri Dee, Life Lessons on Faith, Forgiveness & Grace

by Merri Dee

Merri Dee, legendary TV and radio personality, shares insightful lessons she has learned throughout her life in this powerful memoir. With unflinching honesty, she takes you from her humble upbringing on Chicago's...