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The Dangerous Joy of Dr. Sex and Other True Stories

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GenreEssays
Book AuthorPagan Kennedy

In this collection of creative non-fiction, or “true stories,” as the author calls them, Kennedy captures the essential purpose and the deeper good of her subjects--from the author of The Joy of Sed to the world's smartest parrot.

THE SCORE: How the Quest for Sex Has Shaped the Modern Man

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GenreScienceSex
Book AuthorFaye Flam

The Score, part sociological inquiry, part biology primer, and full of blessed wit, explores why the male of the species is who he is.

I DON’T: A Contrarian History of Marriage

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GenreSocial IssuesSex
Book AuthorSusan Squire

Less an argument against the institution of marriage than a comprehensive history, this is a fun read that's simultaneously cheeky and no-nonsense.

ANCIENT BODIES, ANCIENT LIVES: Sex, Gender, and Archaeology

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GenreHistorySexArchaeology
Book AuthorRosemary A. Joyce

This academic argument that inequality between the sexes is not historically the “natural” state of things is compelling but dry.

TWENTY FRAGMENTS OF A RAVENOUS YOUTH: A Novel

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GenreNovel
Book AuthorXiaolu Guo

A simple, poetic story about a a Chinese peasant who abandons her rural life in search of something better.

SURPRISED BY GOD: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion

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GenreReligion
Book AuthorDanya Ruttenberg

A textured, well-written postmodern story of faith.

PLEASE EXCUSE MY DAUGHTER

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GenreMemoir
Book AuthorJulie Klam

Pampered as a kid, Julie Klam learns to find purpose and live in the real world in this hilarious, self-deprecating memoir.

PINK RIBBONS, INC.: Breast Cancer and the Politics of  Philanthropy

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GenreSocial IssuesHealth
Book AuthorSamantha King

A well-written critique of the “pink washing” of America.

MOOSE: A Memoir  of Fat Camp

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GenreMemoir
Book AuthorStephanie Klein

Stephanie Klein of "Greek Tragedy" blog fame talks about fat camp in this deeply personal but poorly organized memoir about control.

MARRYING ANITA:  A Quest for Love in the New India

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GenreMemoir
Book AuthorAnita Jain

Journalist Anita Jain explores arranged marriage at her Indian parents' insistence, and discovers universal truths about the search for love.

 
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