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Bluebird: Women And The New Psychology Of Happiness

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GenreDocumentary
Book AuthorAriel Gore

The trend in positive psychology interested memoirist Ariel Gore, especially after further reading uncovered a rash of male experts seemingly out to prove that women with traditional lifestyles were happiest. Bluebird is her personal journey into happiness.

The Bride's Farewell

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GenreNovel
Book AuthorMeg Rosoff

At the opening of this novel, a mid-19th-century tomboy named Pell Ridley faces an important decision: marry a man she doesn't love to exchange her life of freedom for a life of household drudgery, or strike out on horseback for the unknown.

Cancer Vixen: A True Story

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GenreMemoirComics
Book AuthorMarisa Acocella Marchetto

Marchetto, a cartoonist for The New Yorker and Glamour, among others, details the 11-month odyssey that followed her cancer diagnosis with blunt candor and honesty about even the most embarrassing details (chemo farts-who knew?).

Cleaving: A Story Of Marriage, Meat, And Obsession

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GenreMemoir
Book AuthorJulie Powell

A black-and-blue mess of confessions in which best-selling author Julie Powell (Julie and Julia), apprentices with a butcher while simultaneously hacking away at her own life and loves.

The Fart Party, Vol. 2

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GenreMemoirComics
Book AuthorJulia Wertz

Blogger Julia Wertz's second book of illustrations chronicles her move from California to New York with sharp one-liners and a quirky eye.

Flow: The Cultural Story Of Menstruation

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GenreHistory
Book AuthorElissa SteinSusan Kim

A witty first-person narrative in which Stein and Kim wonder if anything in all of human history has been so reviled, feared and catered to as menstruation

The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed On Women: Exploding The Estrogen Myth

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GenreHealth
Book AuthorBarbara Seaman

A must-read for anyone considering going on synthetic estrogen, author Barbara Seaman has pulled together evidence-based accounts about the use and misuse of Premarin.

I Don't Care About Your Band: What I Learned From Indie Rockers, Hippies, Pornographers, Self-Loathing Hipsters, And Other Guys I've Dated

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GenreMemoir
Book AuthorJulie Klausner

A zippy significant other chronology in which author Julie Klausner explores the unsavory details of sleeping with a gallery of losers.

Mad, Bad, And Sad: A History Of Women And The Mind Doctors

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GenreHistory
Book AuthorLisa Appignanesi

Using letters, diaries and articles of sources ranging from Betty Friedan to Marilyn Monroe, award-winning novelist Appignanesi reveals how women's ability to live creative lives has been controlled by culture, and how their unsuccessful attempts have lead to mental illness, another evolving cultural concept.

The True Deceiver

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GenreNovel
Book AuthorTove Jansson

Published in 1982 and only now translated into English, Tove Jansson's novel asks the timeless question, whether it is better to be kind than to be truthful when a poor woman inveigles her way into a wealthy older woman's life.

 
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