Jewels: 50 Phenomenal Black Women Over 50

By Michael Cunningham, Connie Briscoe

Photographer Michael Cunningham (coauthor of Crowns) and writer Connie Briscoe, a brand new York instances bestselling novelist, profile 50 ladies over the age of fifty who've been remarkably successful--whether in achieving the head of the corporate ladder, discovering repute in politics or the humanities, or raising a son to be pleased with a unmarried mother--and reveal the ways in which they've got prevailed regardless of daunting obstacles. Their tales are paired with Cunningham's intimate portraits of the women.

JEWELS contains famous and little-known women alike, from lecturers and bosses to artists, authors, and entertainers. one of the celebrities profiled within the ebook are Ruby Dee, Eleanor Holmes Norton, S. Epatha Merkerson, and Marion Wright Edelman. Coauthor Connie Briscoe also appears right here as one of many featured Jewels, telling her inspiring own tale. World-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator Nikki Giovanni contributes an unique poem to the book.

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My Mom, Style Icon

By Piper Weiss

Mothers are humans, too...fashionable humans! sooner than we got here alongside to yank on their skirts, they confirmed leg, sported killer bangs, and flaunted bikinis. a few even wore feathers and halter tops and drove round on bikes. used to be their kind surprising? convinced. Covetable? totally. in keeping with Piper Weiss's highly renowned weblog of an identical identify, this booklet positive aspects two hundred colour photos from many years earlier of mothers exhibiting us how its performed. an ideal present for moms, daughters, and magnificence professionals, My mother, sort Icon is an wonderful get together of the very first—and such a lot important—style icon in a tender woman's lifestyles.

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East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart

By Susan Butler

Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) captured the hearts of the United States after changing into the 1st girl to fly around the Atlantic in 1928. 9 years later, her disappearance on an around-the-world flight introduced her striking lifestyles to an abrupt and mysterious end.

Based on a decade of archival examine via Earhart's letters, journals, and diaries, and drawing on interviews with the aviator's buddies and kinfolk, East to the Dawn presents the main authoritative and richly textured account of either Earhart's record-setting aviation occupation and her own lifestyles: her early years together with her grandparents, her studies as a nurse and social employee, her recognized marriage to writer George Putnam, and her mystery affair with Gene Vidal, head of the Bureau of Air trade. because the Los Angeles Times raved, East to the Dawn is a "fully learned portrait of a very impressive woman."

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Extracting the Stone of Madness: Poems 1962 - 1972

The first full-length assortment in English by means of considered one of Latin America’s most vital twentieth-century poets. 

respected through the likes of Octavio Paz and Roberto Bolano, Alejandra Pizarnik continues to be a hidden treasure within the U.S. Extracting the Stone of insanity: Poems 1962–1972 comprises all of her center to past due paintings, in addition to a range of posthumously released verse. passionate about topics of solitude, early life, insanity and dying, Pizarnik explored the transferring valences of the self and the border among speech and silence. In her personal phrases, she used to be interested in "the ache of Baudelaire, the suicide of Nerval, the untimely silence of Rimbaud, the mysterious and fleeting presence of Lautréamont,” in addition to to the “unparalleled depth” of Artaud’s “physical and ethical suffering.”

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Hysteria: The Biography (Biographies of Disease)

The 19th century turns out to were choked with hysterical women--or in order that they have been clinically determined. the place are they now? The very affliction not exists. during this attention-grabbing account, Andrew Scull tells the tale of hysteria--an sickness that disappeared now not via scientific pastime, yet via growing to be realizing and cultural swap. The lurid background of tension makes interesting examining. Charcot's clinics confirmed off flamboyantly "hysterical" sufferers taking over sexualized poses, and one of the vacationing pros was once one Sigmund Freud. Scull discusses the origins of the belief of tension, the advance of a neurological strategy through John Sydenham and others, hysteria as a modern situation, and its development from the seventeenth century. to that end, the "disease" declined and finally disappeared.

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Pretty Honest: The Straight-Talking Beauty Companion

By Sali Hughes

A witty, clever and fair attractiveness guide for actual girls on what works in genuine lifestyles from Sali Hughes, loved journalist and broadcaster.

“Pour your self a drink, wear a few lipstick and pull your self together” Elizabeth Taylor

Beauty books. beautiful coffee-table affairs that includes improbably attractive versions with wholly-unachievable-to-most girls seems, product review-heavy volumes which develop into nearly immediately outmoded, or tracts of holistic mumbo jumbo, like the way to make an unproven face pack from natural molasses and rough-hewn porridge oats.

Not anymore.

In beautiful sincere, Sali Hughes attracts on over twenty years of knowledge, suggestion and services to teach actual ladies the best way to utilize makeup’s bodily and emotionally transformative powers. masking every thing from teenage dermis to mature attractiveness, botox to bridal makeup, ailment to stable wellbeing and fitness, it's a piece that's half handbook, half love letter to make-up – in a writing kind that mixes good looks editor, feminist and painfully humorous most sensible friend.

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The Daylight Gate

By Jeanette Winterson

“Mixing old aspect and darkish horror, [Winterson] brilliantly brews a spellbinding tackle the 1612 English witch trials.”—People

An speedy bestseller within the united kingdom, The sunlight Gate is Jeanette Winterson’s singular imaginative and prescient of a gloomy interval of advanced morality, intercourse, and tragic performs for strength in a time whilst politics and faith have been heavily intertwined. On solid Friday, 1612, deep within the woods of Pendle Hill, a meeting of 13 is interrupted through the neighborhood Justice of the Peace. in their coven have already been imprisoned for witchcraft and are anticipating trial, yet those that stay are vouched for by means of the rich and revered Alice Nutter. Shrouded in secret and proficient with ceaselessly younger good looks, Alice is tested in Lancashire society and insulated by way of her fortune. As these accused of witchcraft retreat into darkness, Alice stands by myself as a realm-crosser, a conjurer of powers that might both smash her or set her free.

“Winterson’s haunting imagery and narrative immediacy captivate. An engrossing tale that’s certain to depart you shivering.”—Elle

“This ebook is addictive, a page-turner…Winterson lays at the horror and the supernatural with gleeful abandon.”—LA evaluate of Books

“A bold old novel…a portal in prose….Any reader who crosses over into this novel will bear in mind vividly the place she or he has traveled.”—NPR.com

“Delightfully gruesome.”—New York Times

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Athena Unbound: The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology

By Henry Etzkowitz

Why are there nonetheless so few lady scientists? regardless of the clinical ethos of universalism and inclusion, girls proceed to event actual social inequities as they fight to realize reputation within the medical group. in accordance with broad interviews and subsidized by way of quantitative research, this compelling paintings exposes the hidden obstacles, refined exclusions, and unwritten principles that confront ladies at each juncture alongside the medical occupation path--from early life to retirement. via shiny own money owed the authors provide an illuminating and sobering view of the results those stumbling blocks have at the own lives of ladies. They argue that girls can achieve the medical office via effectively coping with "social capital," these networks and relationships scientists depend on for pro help and new rules. This benchmark quantity is key examining for all scientists and social scientists--both male and female--and for girls contemplating a systematic occupation.

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Push Comes to Shove: New Images of Aggressive Women (MIT Press)

By Maud Lavin

In the previous, generally, competitive ladies were rebuked, advised to maintain a lid on, flip the opposite cheek, recover from it. Repression greater than aggression was once visible as woman's area. yet lately there is been a visible cultural shift. With turning out to be frequency, women's aggression is now celebrated in modern culture--in videos and television, on-line ventures, and artwork. In Push involves Shove, Maud Lavin examines those new photographs of competitive girls and the way they impact women's lives. Aggression, says Lavin, needn't entail inflicting damage to a different; we will be able to reflect on it because the use of strength to create change--fruitful, damaging, or either. And over the last two decades, modern tradition has proven girls seizing this strength. Lavin chooses provocative examples to discover the complexity of aggression, together with the surfer women in Blue Crush, Helen Mirren as Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect, the homicidal ladies in Kill Bill, and artist Marlene McCarty's mural-sized Murder Girls. ladies want aggression and wish to take advantage of it consciously, Lavin writes. With Push involves Shove, she explores the an important questions of the way to show up aggression, the best way to symbolize it, and the way to maintain open a cultural house for it.

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