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Bon Appetempt: A Coming-of-Age Story (with Recipes!)

by Amelia Morris

When Amelia Morris saw a towering, beautiful chocolate cake in Bon Appétit and took the recipe home to recreate it for a Christmas day brunch she was hosting, it resulted in a terrible (but tasty) mess that...


Behind Every Great Man: The Forgotten Women Behind the World's Famous and Infamous

by Marlene Wagman-Geller

Who Said Men Get to Monopolize the Glory?

Discover the Little Known Women Who Have Put the World's Alpha Males on the Map.

From ancient times to the present, men have gotten most of the good ink. Yet standing...


A Walk In My Stilettos: How To Get Through The Struggle With Grace

by Makini Smith

As human beings, we look to outside sources to validate our own thoughts and experiences. This general notion is called "social proof." When we see that others have been through similar experiences and have...


The Art of Not Having it All

by Melissa Kite

Melissa Kite's hilarious and honest memoir draws readers in to her exploits in not having it all in the world of leaning in—complete with dating misadventures, heroic plumbers, and clinically obese fish.

Does...


Maya Deren: Incomplete Control

by Sarah Keller

Maya Deren (1917–1961) was a Russian-born American filmmaker, theorist, poet, and photographer working at the forefront of the American avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Influenced by Jean Cocteau and Marcel...


Shine: Making the most of life without losing yourself

by Samantha Armytage

SHINE is your chance to sit down with Samantha Armytage, co-host of Channel Seven's top-rating SUNRISE, where she takes you inside her world and the lessons she's learned (and is still learning!) about life,...


Teresa, My Love: An Imagined Life of the Saint of Avila

by Julia Kristeva & Lorna Scott Fox

Mixing fiction, history, psychoanalysis, and personal fantasy, Teresa, My Love follows Sylvia Leclercq, a French psychoanalyst, academic, and incurable insomniac, as she falls for the sixteenth-century Saint...


Fireflies at Twilight: Letters of Pat Adams

by Pat Adams & Cate Adams

"Waiting for Pat was like waiting for the music to start," write the editors of Fireflies at Twilight: Letters from Pat Adams. A true Aquarian-age woman, Pat was equally comfortable swinging a hammer on a building...


The Hollow Heart: The true story of one woman's desire to give life and how it almost destroyed her own

by Martina Devlin

In three attempts at in-vitro fertilization Martina Devlin lost nine embryos. Or nine 'maybe babies' as she thought of them. But she also lost her marriage and her dreams of being a mother. The Hollow Heart...


Dearest Ones At Home: Clara Taylor's Letters from Russia, 1917-1919

by Katrina Maloney & Patricia Maloney

On November 5, 1917, Taylorville, Illinois native Clara Taylor stepped off a Trans-Siberian Railway train into a city then called Petrograd, Russia. Employed by the YWCA as an industrial expert, Clara had been...


The Lonely War: One Woman's Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran

by Nazila Fathi

As a nine-year-old Tehrani schoolgirl during the Iranian Revolution, Nazila Fathi watched her country change before her eyes. The revolutionaries—most of them poor, uneducated, and radicalized—seized jobs,...


The First Lady of Radio: Eleanor Roosevelt's Historic Broadcasts

by Stephen Drury Smith & Blanche Wiesen Cook

On the afternoon of December 7, 1941, as a stunned nation gathered around the radio to hear the latest about Pearl Harbor, Eleanor Roosevelt was preparing for her weekly Sunday evening national radio program....


Finding Zoe: A Deaf Woman's Story of Identity, Love, and Adoption

by Gail Harris, Brandi Rarus & Marlee Matlin

At just a few months old, Zoe was gradually losing her hearing. Her adoptive parents loved her—yet agonized—feeling they couldn’t handle raising a Deaf child. Would Zoe go back into the welfare system and...


GI Brides: June

by Duncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi

She left everything behind to follow her heart …

The enthralling true story of a British war bride after World War II.

June Baker saw the American soldier walking toward her. In the gray of wartime England,...


A Cool and Lonely Courage: The Untold Story of Sister Spies in Occupied France

by Susan Ottaway

The incredible true story of British special agents Eileen and Jacqueline Nearne, sisters who risked everything to fight for freedom during the Second World War.

When elderly recluse Eileen Nearne died, few...


The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour-and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News

by Sheila Weller

“Weller rivetingly recounts these gutsy ladies’ time on the front lines. . . . An inspiration for future generations of journalists.” —Vanity Fair

 

For decades, women battered the walls of the male...


The Pornographer's Daughter: A Memoir of Childhood, My Dad, and Deep Throat

by Kristin Battista-Frazee

More than forty years after Deep Throat arrived on the cultural scene and inspired a sexual revolution, questions about the ethics of pornography and its impact on society are still being asked today and remain...


Am I Getting Paid for This?: Memoir of A Career Girl

by Betty Rollin

When Betty Rollin graduated from college in the late 1950s, she couldn’t find a husband and she didn’t want to be a secretary. So, in the days before women’s liberation, she started a career—or, as she...


The Viceroy's Daughters

by Anne De Courcy

Based on unpublished letters and diaries, The Viceroy's Daughters is a riveting portrait of three spirited and wilful women who were born at the height of British upper-class wealth and privilege.

The oldest,...


The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan

by Jenny Nordberg

An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl

In Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely by men, the birth of a son is...