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  • SuperFreakonomics, Illustrated edition

    Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

    Superfreakonomics—the smash hit follow-up to the remarkable New York Times bestselling phenomenon *Freakonomics—*is back in a new full-color, fully illustrated and expanded edition. The brainchild of rogue economist Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner that once again brilliantly challenges our view of the way the world really works is presented with a new, visual, superfreaky dimension added, ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • The Right to Sex

    Feminism in the Twenty-First Century

    “Laser-cut writing and a stunning intellect. If only every writer made this much beautiful sense.”—Lisa Taddeo, author of Three Women“Amia Srinivasan is an unparalleled and extraordinary writer—no one X-rays an argument, a desire, a contradiction, a defense mechanism quite like her. In stripping the new politics of sex and power down to its fundamental and sometimes clashing principles, The Right ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Menopause Manifesto

    Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism

    **An Instant New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller!#1 Canadian BestsellerJust as she did in her groundbreaking bestseller The Vagina Bible, Dr. Jen Gunter, the internet’s most fearless advocate for women’s health, brings you empowerment through knowledge by countering stubborn myths and misunderstandings about menopause with hard ... Read more

    $12.49 USD

  • Antigone Rising

    The Subversive Power of the Ancient Myths

    by Helen Morales ...
    A witty, inspiring reckoning with the ancient Greek and Roman myths and their legacy, from what they can illuminate about #MeToo to the radical imagery of Beyoncé**.**The picture of classical antiquity most of us learned in school is framed in certain ways -- glossing over misogyny while omitting the seeds of feminist resistance. Many of today's harmful practices, like school dress codes, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • All About Love

    New Visions

    by bell hooks ...
    series Love Song to the Nation
    The acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation,” All About Love is a revelation about what causes a polarized society and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering. Here is the truth about love, and inspiration to help us instill caring, compassion, and strength in our homes, schools, and workplaces.“The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet we ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Burnout

    The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “This book is a gift! I’ve been practicing their strategies, and it’s a total game-changer.”—Brené Brown, PhD, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Dare to LeadThis groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men—and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life.* ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Ace

    What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex

    by Angela Chen ...
    An engaging exploration of what it means to be asexual in a world that’s obsessed with sexual attraction, and what the ace perspective can teach all of us about desire and identity.What exactly is sexual attraction and what is it like to go through life not experiencing it? What does asexuality reveal about gender roles, about romance and consent, and the pressures of society? This accessible ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • I Love Female Orgasm

    An Extraordinary Orgasm Guide

    Whether you're celebrating your thousandth female orgasm, searching for your first, or cheering on your girlfriend or wife, women and men across the country agree: I Love Female Orgasm!I Love Female Orgasm is crammed with everything you want to know about the big O, including:How to have an orgasm during intercourse--and why most women don'tDirections on finding your way to the G-spotDetailed ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Three Girls from Bronzeville

    A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood

    by Dawn Turner ...
    A “beautiful, tragic, and inspiring” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) memoir about three Black girls from the storied Bronzeville section of Chicago that offers a penetrating exploration of race, opportunity, friendship, sisterhood, and the powerful forces at work that allow some to flourish…and others to falter.They were three Black girls. Dawn, tall and studious; her sister, Kim, younger by ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Revolutionary Mothers

    Women in the Struggle for America's Independence

    by Carol Berkin ...
    The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American. In this groundbreaking history, Carol Berkin shows us how women played a vital role throughout the conflict.The women of the Revolution were most active at home, organizing boycotts of British goods, raising funds for the fledgling nation, and managing the family business ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • How to Be Ace

    A Memoir of Growing Up Asexual

    PRISM AWARDS FINALIST 2021Selected as a 2020 LGBTQIA+ Graphic Novel for Young Readers by Publishers Weekly"When I was in school, everyone got to a certain age where they became interested in talking about only one thing: boys, girls and sex. Me though? I was only interested in comics."Growing up, Rebecca assumes sex is just a scary new thing they will 'grow into' as they get older, but when they ... Read more

    $14.79 USD

  • Dear Scarlet

    The Story of My Postpartum Depression

    by Teresa Wong ...
    --Our graphic novel and non-fiction program has purposely included many titles by women writers: Becoming Unbecoming, Blue Is the Warmest Color, Body Music, Snapshots of a Girl. Dear Scarlet is our first graphic title by a Canadian woman writer, Teresa Wong, in which she documents the intimate and powerful story of her struggle with postpartum depression.--The book takes the form of an illustrated ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • Tinderbox

    How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It

    In this groundbreaking narrative, longtime Washington Post reporter Craig Timberg and award-winning AIDS researcher Daniel Halperin tell the surprising story of how Western colonial powers unwittingly sparked the AIDS epidemic and then fanned its rise. Drawing on remarkable new science, Tinderbox overturns the conventional wisdom on the origins of this deadly pandemic and the best ways to fight it ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • The Problem with Everything

    My Journey Through the New Culture Wars

    by Meghan Daum ...
    A NEW YORK TIMES 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2019 SELECTION“…[A]ffectingly personal, achingly earnest, and something close to necessary.” —Vogue“Personal, convincing, unflinching.” —TabletFrom an author who’s been called “one of the most emotionally exacting, mercilessly candid, deeply funny, and intellectually rigorous writers of our time” (Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild) comes a... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Against Memoir

    Complaints, Confessions & Criticisms

    by Michelle Tea ...
    The PEN Award-winning essay collection about queer lives: “Gorgeously punk-rock rebellious.”—The A.V. ClubThe razor-sharp but damaged Valerie Solanas; a doomed lesbian biker gang; recovering alcoholics; and teenagers barely surviving at an ice creamery: these are some of the larger-than-life, yet all-too-human figures populating America’s fringes. Rife with never-ending fights and failures, theirs ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • For Her Own Good

    Two Centuries of the Experts Advice to Women

    This women's history classic brilliantly exposed the constraints imposed on women in the name of science and exposes the myths used to control them. Since the the nineteenth century, professionals have been invoking scientific expertise to prescribe what women should do for their own good. Among the experts’ diagnoses and remedies: menstruation was an illness requiring seclusion; pregnancy, a ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Guest House for Young Widows

    Among the Women of ISIS

    A gripping account of thirteen women who joined, endured, and, in some cases, escaped life in the Islamic State—based on years of immersive reporting by a Pulitzer Prize finalist.FINALIST FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • NPR • Toronto Star • The GuardianAmong ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Come As You Are: Revised and Updated

    The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life

    A revised and updated edition of Emily Nagoski’s game-changing New York Times bestseller Come As You Are, featuring new information and research on mindfulness, desire, and pleasure that will radically transform your sex life.For much of the 20th and 21st centuries, women’s sexuality was an uncharted territory in science, studied far less frequently—and far less seriously—than its male counterpart ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Radium Girls

    The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

    by Kate Moore ...
    A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts Bestseller!For fans of Hidden Figures, comes the incredible true story of the women heroes who were exposed to radium in factories across the U.S. in the early 20th century, and their brave and groundbreaking battle to strengthen workers' rights, even as the fatal poison claimed their own lives...In the dark years of the First ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Women, Music, Culture: An Introduction

    Women, Music, Culture is an undergraduate textbook on the history and contribution of women in a variety of musical genres and professions. Clear writing, compelling narrative, and more than fifty guided listening examples bring the world of women in music to life. It includes a wide array of pedagogical aids, including an abundance of photographs, a comprehensive companion website, critical ... Read more

    $58.49 USD

  • American Baby

    A Mother, a Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption

    **“Powerful… Tells a singular story to illuminate a universal truth.”--The New York Times Book ReviewThe shocking truth about postwar adoption in America, told through the bittersweet story of one teenager, the son she was forced to relinquish, and their search to find each other**During the Baby Boom in 1960s America, women were encouraged to stay home and raise large families, but sex and ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • We Do This 'Til We Free Us

    Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice

    by Mariame Kaba ...
    series Abolitionist Papers
    New York Times Bestseller“Organizing is both science and art. It is thinking through a vision, a strategy, and then figuring out who your targets are, always being concerned about power, always being concerned about how you’re going to actually build power in order to be able to push your issues, in order to be able to get the target to actually move in the way that you want to.”What if social ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • Queer Terror

    Life, Death, and Desire in the Settler Colony

    series New Directions in Critical Theory #59
    After Sept. 11, 2001, George W. Bush declared, “Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.” Bush’s assertion was not simply jingoist bravado—it encapsulates the civilizationalist moralism that has motivated and defined the United States since its beginning, linking the War on Terror to the nation’s settlement and founding.In Queer Terror, C. Heike Schotten offers a critique of U.S. ... Read more

    $26.69 USD

  • Machiavelli for Women

    Defend Your Worth, Grow Your Ambition, and Win the Workplace

    From the NPR host of The Indicator and correspondent for Planet Money comes an “accessible, funny, clear-eyed, and practical” (Sarah Knight,New York Times bestselling author) g**uide for how women can apply the principles of 16th-century philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli to their work lives and finally shatter the glass ceiling—perfect for fans of Feminist Fight Club,L... ... Read more

    $13.99 USD