People never disappoint, at least in terms of how complicated their lives are and what they might reveal if we listen closely enough.
On June 1, 1943, Germans “pacified” the Polish village of Sochy. Anna Janko’s mother was orphaned. Sochy had “eighty-eight houses, most with thatched roofs. Two or three made of stone.
In her Introduction Helen Lewis defines what “difficult” means when applied to the feminist pioneers whose struggles she reviews and admires.
“Wendy Moore’s skill as a writer delivers the story of these women and the history of the war with exceptional power, laying out a compelling combination of casual
Katie Roiphe is noted for her trenchant and often controversial views on all things feminist.
“These women were heroes in every sense of the word and for more reasons than one.”
“a well-researched, interesting and enjoyable biography of someone who really should be in the pantheon of feminist heroes . . .”
Pretty Bitches is an often-hilarious collection of essays by brilliant authors that blow asunder the real meaning of pet names and labels often given to vagina owners.
As humbling as it is to write about Eleanor Roosevelt, her own words best represent her to the world.
“deliciously readable . . .”
“Gone at Midnight is the type of true crime book that you stay up all night reading.”
Renaissance thinking was not just about making men smarter, more intellectual, and open minded (although who would complain about that happening!).
“An estimated 30 million people died under Stalin’s regime of terror. These nine women show us how they avoided being among them. Their voices inspire us all . . .”
“brilliant . . . an important addition with its focus on the lives of women and its unbearably vivid details.”
Broadside: A Feminist Review was a “groundbreaking” Canadian feminist newspaper published between 1979 and 1989.
“The reader should be prepared for an extraordinary though long and very uneven ride.”
“Des Jardins’ writing inspires all of us in the way Missy clearly inspired others. It’s an incredible feat for a biography to serve its subject so well.”
“Monster, She Wrote is a lovely volume for new readers, and an excellent gift for oddball teens, but it should be backed up with more resources for those seeking k
“There’s a reason why forty, fifty, and sixty don’t look the way they used to . . . and it’s not because of feminism, or better living through exercise. It’s because of hair dye.”
“The Broken Road seeks not only to answer the ‘why’ of George Wallace’s behavior, but also to reconcile his legacy of bigotry and hatred, and subsequent redemption
“The gift Bair gives us in Parisian Lives is a direct and knowing contemplation of the works of two literary giants—and the circumstances of their lives as they wrote.
“Wild Life is a page-turner with universal appeal, but a special gift for young girls and women, their brothers, and male acquaintances.”
“‘As the wedding approached, I could not stop thinking that I should be the bride.
In his introduction to A Wild and Precious Life Joshua Lyon admits to being intimidated when he was interviewed by Edie Windsor in the hope that he would help write her to write about her