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by Christina Rice

By the early 1950s, Jane Russell (1921--2011) should have been forgotten. Her career was launched on what is arguably the most notorious advertising campaign in cinema history, which invited filmgoers to see...

Permanent Damage

by Mercy Fontenot & Lyndsey Parker

  • Miss Mercy was one of the members of the all-female, Frank Zappa-produced, 1960s band The GTOs, alongside Pamela Des Barres
  • Lyndsey Parker a music editor at Yahoo Entertainment, and hosts multiple shows on Sirius...

  • World's Best Mother

    by Nuria Labari & Katie Whittemore

  • World’s Best Mother is the journey of a writer through infertility, pregnancy, the mothering of small children, marriage and an affair, told through a mix of personal anecdotes, imagination, and social commentary....

  • October Child

    by Linda Boström Knausgård & Saskia Vogel

    • The book everyone has been waiting for! Linda Bostrom Knausgaard finally opens up about her struggle with mental illness and her marriage to Karl Ove Knausgaard. • In a piece entitled “At War – Why...

    A Longing for Justice

    by Amy Croft

    Amy Croft writes about her complicated childhood and fraught adulthood to bring to life the cultural chains operating in all aspects of the patriarchal society. She understands the pressures on women having...

    A Ghost in the Throat

    by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

    An Post Irish Book Awards Nonfiction Book of the Year • A Guardian Best Book of 2020 • Shortlisted for the 2021 Rathbones Folio Prize • Longlisted for the 2021 Republic of Consciousness Prize • Shortlisted...

    Prohibition Wine

    by Marian Leah Knapp

    In 1918, Rebecca Goldberg—a Jewish immigrant from the Russian Empire living in rural Wilmington, Massachusetts—lost her husband, Nathan, to a railroad accident, a tragedy that left her alone with six children...

    Navigating Life’s Sling Shots & Leading from Within

    by Dr. Lateshia Woodley

    This project was birth out of the desire to bring awareness to the plight of women in leadership. The concept of the sling shot is used as a metaphor for life. When we think of a sling shot we think of a toy...

    Anne’s Cradle

    by Eri Muraoka & Cathy Hirano

    The bestselling biography of renowned Japanese translator of Anne of Green Gables is available in English for the first time.The name Hanako Muraoka is revered in Japan. Her Japanese translation of L. M. Montgomery’s...

    A Narrative of the Life and Travels of Mrs. Nancy Prince

    by Nancy Prince & Mint Editions

    Nancy Prince is an African American woman who writes about her personal and professional life, including her marriage and travels abroad to Russia and Jamaica. It’s a vivid account of the events that would...

    Valentine Ackland

    by Frances Bingham

    ‘One November evening in 1925, two young women from London arrived at the village of Chaldon, in Dorset. They brought with them two suitcases, a gramophone, and a wooden boxful of records; the bare necessities....

    The MotoLady's Book of Women Who Ride

    by Alicia Mariah Elfving

    Written and curated by Alicia Mariah Elfving, founder of and the Women’s Motorcycle Show, and arguably the most notable advocate for women in the motorcycling hobby, The MotoLady's Book of...

    Tastes Like War

    by Grace M. Cho

    This evocative memoir of food and family history "richly braids Korean meals, memories of a mother fighting racism and the onset of schizophrenia, and references ranging from Christine Blasey Ford's testimony...

    A College For Appalachia

    by P. David Searles

    Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd was a New England woman with a mission in life. In 1916 she settled on Caney Creek in Eastern Kentucky, determined to bring higher education to this remote corner of Appalachia. The...

    Betrayed by Work

    by Julia Erickson & Suzanne Vosburg

    Recover from Job Loss with Support of Other Women

    "This is the first book that I know of that truly helps you learn from women from many professional sectors how to recover from big setbacks in our work lives....

    From My Old Kentucky Home to the White House

    by Catherine Conner

    This lively memoir recounts the story of a determined woman who led a remarkable life in the highest circles of power in both state and national politics. Catherine Conner spent her formative years on a farm...

    The Unconventional Nancy Ruth

    by Ramona Lumpkin

    Born into privilege but expected to use her advantages for the good of others, Senator Nancy Ruth has led an uncommon, unconventional life. From her religious ministry to rewriting Canada's national anthem to...

    Laughing Till It Hurts

    by J. Randy Taraborrelli

    Carol Burnett is one of the few American comediennes to establish herself as an icon. Laughing Till It Hurts is the ultimate Carol Burnett biography. For eleven years The Carol Burnett Show proved a showcase...


    by J. Randy Taraborrelli

    This unauthorized biography of Cher is based on interviews with former husbands, family and friends. It traces her development from being a hippie in the 1960s with partner, Sonny, to becoming an Oscar-winning...

    Heaven in Her Hair

    by Noggle,Kimberley

    Heaven in Her Hair is a true testimony of healing and redemption through Christ after an abortion. The story begins from when I first accepted Christ at 16 years old, but let the world and my living without...