“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
“The Vagina Bible is a reference that helps women and girls understand that the female body is complicated and fascinating and nothing to be ashamed of.
Minda Harts has written a “how-to memo” for women of color in the workplace. It reads less like a guidebook and more like a conversation over drinks after work, in mixed company.
“these are heady themes, but Moffett handles them with a sure hand, managing the magic, directing its music.”
In 2016, Duke University Divinity School Professor Kate Bowler burst onto the media scene with a New York Times op-ed column called “Death, the Prosperity Gospel and Me.”
“What a weak barrier is truth when it stands in the way of a hypothesis!”—Mary Wollstonecraft
“Bierds writes powerful poems framed by eternal history.”
“Block’s book demonstrates the urgent need for some progress . . .”
Imagine that you begin your dream doctoral program and immediately find a professor generous with his mentoring time.
“Lebanese-British journalist Zahra Hankir has gifted us with these women’s experiences and their voices.”
“To Boomers, the Gabor sisters were a TV staple. . . . For decades they were Hollywood blondes and Broadway glamour gals. And then they were no more.”
Many young teens turn rebellious as they grow up. They're trying to gain their own individuality to become independent, and many times they do this by bucking the system.
The communes of the ’70s were “weird, wacky and mostly dysfunctional.” So said the Guardian Weekly about Christiania, a Copenhagen military barracks claimed by “seekers of peace” in 1971.
“Each of the lives portrayed here exemplify the importance of perseverance and a refusal to be constrained by social boundaries.”
Lean Out: The Truth About Women, Power and the Workplace though purporting initially not to be about Sheryl Sandberg and her well-known treatise Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to
“‘Armed with cool, nerdy facts’ the reader will be able to discuss language as an entry point into larger ideas of gender equality.”
“through the lens of the women they depicted in their work, women as warriors, as workers, as prostitutes, as mothers, as lovers, ever present even in absence, every work shining a light on