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Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

by Janet Mock

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In 2011, Marie Claire magazine published a profile of Janet Mock in which she stepped forward for the first time as a trans woman. Those twenty-three hundred words were life-altering...


I Forgot to Remember: A Memoir of Amnesia

by Su Meck & Daniel de Vise

What would you do if you lost your past?

In 1988 Su Meck was twenty-two and married with two children when a ceiling fan in her kitchen fell and struck her on the head, leaving her with a traumatic brain injury...


Leading Between Two Worlds: Lessons from the First Mexican-Born Treasurer of the United States

by Rosario Marin

"The American Dream is the fundamental story of this country, and my life is a grateful reflection of its reality."

When Rosario was fourteen years old she moved from Mexico to California with no grasp of the...


Rolling Away: My Agony with Ecstasy

by Lynn Marie Smith

Lynn Smith never wanted to be an addict. It just happened. One day, she was living a so-called normal life, and the next she woke up to reality. In the mirror she saw the face of a grinning skull and, in her...


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...


Michelle: A Biography

by Liza Mundy

She can be funny and sharp-tongued, warm and blunt, empathic and demanding. Who is the woman Barack Obama calls "the boss"? In Michelle, Washington Post writer Liza Mundy paints a revealing and intimate portrait,...


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: The Givens Collection

by Harriet Jacobs & Louise Meriwether

Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is one of the most compelling accounts of slavery and one of the most unique of the one hundred or so slave narratives -- mostly written by men -- published...


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,...


Dreaming of Dior: Every Dress Tells a Story

by Charlotte Smith & Grant Cowan

Charlotte Smith had already had more than her fair share of fabulous dresses and adventures. She lived life to the fullest in London, Paris and New York before falling in love with Australia and making it her...


Sophia Tolstoy: A Biography

by Alexandra Popoff

As Leo Tolstoy’s wife, Sophia Tolstoy experienced both glory and condemnation during their forty-eight-year marriage. She was admired as the muse and literary assistant to one of the world’s most celebrated...


When I Was a Girl

by Alison Pollet

Discover the defining moments and fondest memories of some of the world's most celebrated women!

Based on the popular WE: Women's Entertainment television series and featuring an introduction by famed television...


Wild Horse Annie and the Last of the Mustangs: The Life of Velma Johnston

by David Cruise & Alison Griffiths

In 1950, Velma Johnston was a thirty-eight-year-old secretary enroute to work near Reno, Nevada, when she came upon a truck of battered wild horses that had been rounded up and were to be slaughtered for pet...


Stand Facing the Stove: The Story of the Women Who Gave America The Joy of Cooking

by Anne Mendelson

In 1931, Irma S. Rombauer, a recent widow, took her life savings and self-published a cookbook that she hoped might support her family. Little did she know that her book would go on to become America's most...


Mexican Enough: My Life between the Borderlines

by Stephanie Elizondo Griest

Growing up in a half-white, half-brown town and family in South Texas, Stephanie Elizondo Griest struggled with her cultural identity. Upon turning thirty, she ventured to her mother's native Mexico to do some...


Sex and Sensibility: 28 True Romances from the Lives of Single Women

by Genevieve Field

It's all about you. Your apartment. Your job. Your dates. Your sex life. Your time off. Your exercise. Your food. Your music. Your future. What are you waiting for? Who will you love? What is it, really, that...


The World in My Kitchen

by Colette Rossant

"We are on our way to Le Havre. The train is going so fast that the landscape is all but a blur. From time to time, I can see a farm in the mist surrounded by a sea of green fields. I am excited but also scared....


Homesick

by Jenny Lauren

This startlingly plainspoken and unflinching first-person account by the niece of fashion icon Ralph Lauren details a wrenching struggle with anorexia and bulimia -- and speaks powerfully to a widespread failure...


The Treehouse: Eccentric Wisdom from My Father on How to Live, Love, and See

by Naomi Wolf

Bestselling author Naomi Wolf was brought up to believe that happiness is something that can be taught -- and learned. In this magical book, Naomi shares the enduring wisdom of her father, Leonard Wolf, a poet...


Porch Stories

by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction Jewell Parker Rhodes is a master of her craft, under-standing how both real and imagined stories can serve as a pathway to enlightenment. Porch Stories is Rhodes's...


Devotion and Defiance: My Journey in Love, Faith and Politics

by Humaira Awais Shahid & Kelly Horan

An inspiring personal story by the most prominent Muslim woman activist and legislator for women’s rights in Pakistan.

In the fall of 2001, a newlywed English professor took on a job editing the “women’s...