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Headscarves and Hymens

by Mona Eltahawy

A passionate manifesto decrying misogyny in the Arab world, by an Egyptian American journalist and activist

When the Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy published an article in Foreign Policy magazine in 2012 titled...


Mr. and Mrs. Doctor

by Julie Iromuanya

Ifi and Job, a Nigerian couple in an arranged marriage, begin their lives together in Nebraska with an outrageous lie.


Border Odyssey: Travels along the U.S./Mexico Divide

by Charles D., Jr. Thompson

"We were trying to change the vision and the conversation about border fears."Border Odyssey takes us on a drive toward understanding the U.S./Mexico divide: all 1,969 miles-from Boca Chica to Tijuana-pressing...


The Professor in the Cage: Why Men Fight and Why We Like to Watch

by Jonathan Gottschall

An English professor begins training in the sport of mixed martial arts and explores the science and history behind the violence of men

When a mixed martial arts (MMA) gym moves in across the street from his...


The Collapse of Ancient Rome

by Nunziante Mastrolia

The free market economic theory as one of the causes that turned a Republic into a despotism.


Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over

by Caroline Fredrickson

Most Americans think that our country has done quite a lot to protect women and ensure gender equity in the workplace. After all, we have banned discrimination against women, required equal pay for equal work,...


Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother's Wisdom

by Alysia Burton Steele

Inspired by memories of her beloved grandmother, photographer and author Alysia Burton Steele--picture editor on a Pulitzer Prize-winning team--combines heart-wrenching narrative with poignant photographs of...


After the Tall Timber: Collected Nonfiction

by Renata Adler & Michael Wolff

What is really going on here? For decades Renata Adler has been asking and answering this question with unmatched urgency. In her essays and long-form journalism, she has captured the cultural zeitgeist, distrusted...


It's Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality

by Michelangelo Signorile

One of the most prominent voices on LGBT rights boldly confronts the forces still standing in the way of full equality, and charts a course toward victory.


Our School

by Joanne Jacobs

Honest, engaging, and inspiring, Our School tells the story of Downtown College Prep, a public charter high school in San Jose that recruits underachieving students and promises to prepare them for four-year...


On the Run

by Alice Goffman

A RIVETING, GROUNDBREAKING ACCOUNT OF HOW THE WAR ON CRIME HAS

TORN APART INNER-CITY COMMUNITIES

Forty years in, the tough on crime turn in American politics has spurred a prison boom of historic proportions that...


If the Oceans Were Ink

by Carla Power

"Carla Power's intimate portrait of the Quran captures the extraordinary, living debate over the Muslim holy book's very essence. A spirited, compelling read."--Azadeh Moaveni, author of Lipstick Jihad

If the...


Harem Years: The Memoirs of an Egyptian Feminist, 1879-1924

by Huda Shaarawi & Margot Badran

Married at 13 against her wishes, Shaarawi grew up to be an early leader of Egypt's feminist movement.


The Judas Rose: Native Tongue II

by Suzette Haden Elgin & Julie Vedder

From bestselling author Suzette Haden Elgin, the full Native Tongue trilogy--now back in print!


Why Latinas Get the Guy: A No-BS Guide to Understanding the Allure of Latin-American Women and Spicing Up Your Love Life

by Joe Bovino

Joe Bovino's national #1 bestseller is a tough-love relationship guide for women who struggle in the American dating scene, feeling unattractive, undesirable or even invisible when alluring Latinas and other...


The Lost World of the Old Ones: Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest

by David Roberts

An award-winning author and veteran mountain climber takes us deep into the Southwest backcountry to uncover secrets of its ancient inhabitants.

For more than 5,000 years the Ancestral Puebloans—Native Americans...


So You've Been Publicly Shamed

by Jon Ronson

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame.

 

'It's about the terror, isn't it?'

 

'The...


On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose 1966-1978

by Adrienne Rich

In this collection of prose writings, one of America's foremost poets and feminist theorists reflects upon themes that have shaped her life and work. At issue are the politics of language; the uses of scholarship;...


The Illegal Man

by Patrick Dearen

A story that could have come out of today’s headlines, this reissue of Patrick Dearen’s 1981 novel explores an illegal alien’s desperate attempt to provide for his family.

Ricardo has known only poverty...


Why Women Need Quotas

by Vicky Pryce & Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Vicky Pryce’s motorbike-riding mother wanted to study physics at university, but her family told her it was impossible for a woman. She was determined that her daughter would have the opportunities she hadn’t...