• #girlboss
    #girlboss
    ISBN: 9780241181041
    Title: #girlboss
    Author: AMORUSO SOPHIA

    THE RUNAWAY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
    The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn tfashion it was a stolen book. She spent her teenshitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpsterdiving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself toemployment, but was still broke, directionless, andworking a mediocre day job she d taken for thehealth insurance.
    It was there that Sophia decided to start sellingvintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is thefounder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer withmore than 350 employees. Sophia s never been atypical CEO, or a typical anything, and she s written#GIRLBOSS for outsiders (and insiders) seekinga unique path to success, even when that path iswinding as all hell and lined with naysayers.
    #GIRLBOSS includes Sophia s story, yet isinfinitely bigger than Sophia. It s deeply personalyet universal. Filled with brazen wake-up calls( You are not a special snowflake ), cunning andfrank observations ( Failure is your invention ), and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal smeteoric rise, #GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground.It proves that being successful isn t about how popularyou were in high school or where you went tocollege (if you went to college). Rather, success isabout trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break.
    A #GIRLBOSS takes her life seriously without taking herself too seriously. She takes chances and takes responsibility on her own terms. . She knows when to throw punches and when to roll with them. When to button up and when to let her freak flag fly.
    As Sophia writes, I have three pieces of advice I want you to remember: Don t ever grow up. Don t become a bore. Don t let The Man get to you. OK? Cool. Then let s do this. "

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • & Tango Makes Three
    & Tango Makes Three
    ISBN: 9781847381484
    Title: & Tango Makes Three
    Author: RICHARDSON JUSTIN & PARNELL PETER

    Roy and Silo are just like the other penguin couples at the zoo - they bow to each other, walk together and swim together. But Roy and Silo are a little bit different - they're both boys. Then, one day, when Mr Gramzay the zookeeper finds them trying to hatch astone, he realises that it may be time for Roy and Silo to become parents for real.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • & the Band Played on People Politics & the Aids Epidemic 20th Anniv Ed
    & the Band Played on People Politics & the Aids Epidemic 20th Anniv Ed
    ISBN: 9780312374631
    Title: & the Band Played on People Politics & the Aids Epidemic 20th Anniv Ed
    Author: SHILTS RANDY

    Upon it's first publication twenty years ago,And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigative reporting. An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and made into a critically acclaimed movie, Shilts' expose revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80's while the most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat. One of the few true modern classics, it changed and framed how AIDS was discussed in the following years. Now republished in a special 20th Anniversary edition,And the Band Played On remains one of the essential books of our time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • 10,000 Dresses
    10,000 Dresses
    ISBN: 9781583228500
    Title: 10,000 Dresses
    Author: RAY REX (ILLUSTRATOR); MARCUS EWERT

    Every night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows. . . . Unfortunately, when Bailey's awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful dreams. Quite the contrary. "You're a BOY " Mother and Father tell Bailey. "You shouldn't be thinking about dresses at all." Then Bailey meets Laurel, an older girl who is touched and inspired by Bailey's imagination and courage. In friendship, the two of them begin making dresses together. And Bailey's dreams come true
    This gorgeous picture book a modern fairy tale about becoming the person you feel you are inside will delight people of all ages."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • 100 Girls on Cheap Paper
    100 Girls on Cheap Paper
    ISBN: 9780811867191
    Title: 100 Girls on Cheap Paper
    Author: BERNING TINA

    A joyful celebration of lush femininity and quick-witted girlishness, this gorgeous little art book is truly a treasure initself. German artist Tina Berning's international reputation is on the rise, winning her raves in the blog world, and it's easy to see why—her paintings and drawings of women, gathered together here for the first time, are as expressive as they are beautiful. Flitting with ease from nudes to fashion pin-ups, from quick sketches to sultry portraits, Berning's work is by turns playful, provocative, and just plain pretty, and it's ripe to be embraced by fans of contemporary illustration. Nestled between distinctive craft-paper covers,100 Girls on Cheap Paperis an alluring volume for anyone who loves fine art, fashion, or girls.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.00
    $44.00
  • 100 Nasty Women of History
    100 Nasty Women of History
    ISBN: 9781473671263
    Title: 100 Nasty Women of History
    Author: JEWELL HANNAH


    100 fascinating and brilliantly written stories about history's bravest, baddest but little known 'nasty' women from across the world.


    These are the women who were deemed too nasty for their times, too nasty to be recognised, too nasty to be paid for their work and sometimes too nasty to be allowed to live.


    When you learn about women in history, they're often made out to be shining, glittering souls. But when you hear about these Bold-Yet-Morally-Irreproachable Women of History who were 100% Pure and Good(tm), you're probably not being told the best bits of her life. You probably missed the part where she:


    Slept around
    Wore men's clothes
    Crashed planes
    Led a revolution
    Terrorised the seven seas
    Wrote ~sensual poetry~
    Punched a Nazi (metaphorically, but not always)


    These are the women you've probably never heard of, but should. Take these stories and tell them to your friends, because everyone should know about the nasty women from history who gave zero f*cks whatsoever. These are the 100 Nasty Women of History you need to know about.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • 100 Pioneering Women
    100 Pioneering Women
    ISBN: 9781855147461
    Title: 100 Pioneering Women
    Author: NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY (GREAT BRITAIN) STAFF (C

    100 Pioneering Women presents a selection of images of remarkable women , who have defied the expectations of their gender and made extraordinary contributions to British life over the past four centuries. An introduction from the Gallery's Senior Curator of Eighteenth Century Collections consider s the representation of women in the Collection and the efforts being made to redress historical imbalances through the acquisition of portraits of notable women from the last four centuries . Extended captions provide context about ea ch sitter's life and work and remind us of the impact of women in spheres as diverse as politics, science and medicine, the arts, engineering and law. This book features some of the National Portrait Gallery's most famous sitters - Elizabeth I, writer and women's rights advocate Mary Wollstonecraft, scientist Dorothy Hodgkin and architect and businesswoman Zaha Hadid - as well as paintings and photographs of lesser - known women whose influence is equally significant. A recently acquired portrait of anti - FGM campaigner an d psychotherapist Leyla Hussein, a bromide cabinet card of Helena Normanton, the first woman to prac tise as a barrister in England, and a self - portrait by Angelica Kauffmann, one of the founding member s of the Royal Academy , are also included in this highly illustrated publication .

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • 50 Gay & Lesbian Books Everybody Must Read
    50 Gay & Lesbian Books Everybody Must Read
    ISBN: 9781593501198
    Title: 50 Gay & Lesbian Books Everybody Must Read
    Author: CANNING RICHARD ED

    A wide range of writers and scholars brings the importance of gay literature to the masses.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 50 Queers Who Changed the World: A Celebration of LGBT Icons
    50 Queers Who Changed the World: A Celebration of LGBT Icons
    ISBN: 9781784881344
    Title: 50 Queers Who Changed the World: A Celebration of LGBT Icons
    Author: JONES DAN

    LGBT people are some of the coolest in history - Freddie Mercury, Divine, Virginia Woolf, Marlene Dietrich, Andy Warhol... the list goes on. Queer subculture has had an enormous impact on style, music, science, art and literature. From Oscar Wilde, who defended his homosexual relationships in court, to Rupaul acting as an ambassador for drag on network television, queer people have fought to express their identities and make a difference. This book will celebrate the lives, work, and unique perspectives of the icons who changed the world. Featuring beautifully illustrated portraits and profiles, 50 Queers Who Changed the World is a tribute to some of the most inspirational people of all time

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • ABCs of LGBT
    ABCs of LGBT
    ISBN: 9781633534094
    Title: ABCs of LGBT
    Author: MARDELL ASHLEY

    Are you seeking a deeper understanding of gender identity and sexual identity? The ABCs of LGBT+ is the #1 Bestselling LGBT book and is essential reading for questioning teens, teachers or parents looking for advice, or anyone who wants to learn how to talk about gender identity and sexual identity. In The ABCs of LGBT+, Ashley Mardell, a beloved blogger and YouTube star, answers many of your questions about: * lgbt and lgbt+ * gender identity * sexual identity * teens in a binary world * the LGBT family * and moreThe 21st Century has seen very positive movement for LGBT+ rights. In the last few years the overturning of DOMA, the SCOTUS ruling in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, American transgender politicians elected to office, and landmark moments such as Apple becoming the most valuable company in the world under the leadership of an openly gay CEO have advanced LGBT awareness and understanding. In a world full of LGBT questions, Mardell's The ABC's of LGBT+ has the answers. We are living in a post-binary world where gender fluency and awareness of gender identity and a real understanding of our LGBT family is essential. Ashley Mardell, one of the most trusted voices on YouTube, presents a detailed look at all things LGBT+ in this remarkable book. Along with in-depth definitions, personal anecdotes, helpful infographics, resources, and more; Mardell's LGBT book is proof it does get better every day in a world where people are empowered by information and understanding. In Mardell's own words, "This book is also for allies and LGBT+ people simply looking to pack in some extra knowledge... a critical part of acceptance. Learning about new identities broadens our understanding of humanity, heightens our empathy, and allows us different, valuable perspectives."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • After Queer Theory: the Limits of Sexual Politics
    After Queer Theory: the Limits of Sexual Politics
    ISBN: 9780745333786
    Title: After Queer Theory: the Limits of Sexual Politics
    Author: PENNEY JAMES

    After Queer Theory makes the provocative claim that queer theory has run its course, made obsolete by the elaboration of its own logic within capitalism. James Penney argues that far from signalling the end of anti-homophobic criticism, however, the end of queer presents the occasion to rethink the relation between sexuality and politics.Through a critical return to Marxism and psychoanalysis (Freud and Lacan), Penney insists that the way to implant sexuality in the field of political antagonism is paradoxically to abandon the exhausted premise of a politicised sexuality.After Queer Theory argues that it is necessary to wrest sexuality from the dead-end of identity politics, opening it up to a universal emancipatory struggle beyond the reach of capitalism's powers of commodification.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • After the Falls: Coming of Age in the Sixties
    After the Falls: Coming of Age in the Sixties
    ISBN: 9780143119852
    Title: After the Falls: Coming of Age in the Sixties
    Author: GILDINER CATHERINE

    A hilarious and moving follow-up to The New York Times bestselling Too Close to the Falls.

    Catherine Gildiner shares the next chapter in a story that has already captivated many readers. It's 1960, and twelve-year-old Cathy McClure has just been thrown out of Catholic school for filling the holy water font with vodka. Hoping to give her a fresh start, Cathy's parents leave behind small-town Niagara Falls for suburban Buffalo. There, as the quaint world of 1950s America recedes into history, Cathy dives headfirst into the tumultuous new decade. But when tragedy strikes at home, Cathy-vandal, HoJo hostess, and civil rights demonstrator-must take on her most challenging role yet.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00

    $31.00
  • Against Depression
    Against Depression
    ISBN: 9780143036968
    Title: Against Depression
    Author: KRAMER PETER D.

    In his landmark bestseller Listening to Prozac, Peter Kramer revolutionized the way we think about antidepressants and the culture in which they are so widely used. Now Kramer offers a frank and unflinching look at the condition those medications treat: depression. Definitively refuting our notions of "heroic melancholy," he walks readers through groundbreaking new research studies that confirm depression's status as a devastating disease and suggest pathways toward resilience. Thought-provoking and enlightening, Against Depression provides a bold revision of our understanding of mood disorder and promises hope to the millions who suffer from it."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion
    Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion
    ISBN: 9781849351843
    Title: Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion
    Author: CONRAD RYAN (EDITOR)

    When “rights” go wrong.

    Does gay marriage support the right-wing goal of linking access to basic human rights like health care and economic security to an inherently conservative tradition?
    Will the ability of queers to fight in wars of imperialism help liberate and empower LGBT people around the world?
    Does hate-crime legislation affirm and strengthen historically anti-queer institutions like the police and prisons rather than dismantling them?

    The Against Equality collective asks some hard questions. These queer thinkers, writers, and artists are committed to undermining a stunted conception of “equality.” In this powerful book, they challenge mainstream gay and lesbian struggles for inclusion in elitist and inhumane institutions. More than a critique, Against Equality seeks to reinvigorate the queer political imagination with fantastic possibility!

    "In an era when so much of the lesbian and gay movement seems to echo the rhetoric of the mainstream Establishment, the work of Against Equality is an important provocation and corrective.... I hope this book is read widely, particularly by the people who will most disagree with it; in the tradition of the great political pamphleteers, this collection should spark debate around some of the key issues for our movement." —Dennis Altman, author of Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation

    "Against Equality issues a radical call for social transformation. Against and beyond the "holy trinity" of pragmatic gay politics—marriage, militarism, and prison—the queer and trans voices archived in this collection offer a radical left critique of neoliberalism, capitalism, and state oppression. In a format accessible and enlivening, equally at home in the classroom and on the street, this book keeps our political imaginations alive. Prepare to be challenged, educated, and inspired." —Margot Weiss, author of Techniques of Pleasure

    Ryan Conrad is an artist, activist, and scholar from central Maine. He cofounded Against Equality with Yasmin Nair in 2009, and is currently pursuing an interdisciplinary PhD in Sexuality Studies at Concordia University in Montréal.
    Contributors Include: Bill Andriette, Jack Aponte, Sébastien Barraud, Kate Bornstein, John D’Emilio, James D’Entremont, Kenyon Farrow, La Gai, Larry Goldsmith, Imani Keith Henry, Jamal Rashad Jones, MJ Kaufman, Cecilia Cissell Lucas, Jason Lydon, Erica Meiners, Liam Michaud, Katie Miles, Yasmin Nair, Tamara K. Nopper, Josh Pavan, Therese Quinn, Liliana Segura, Bridget Simpson, Dean Spade, Eric Stanley, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, and Craig Willse

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Against Marriage An Egalitarian Defense of the Marriage-Free State
    Against Marriage An Egalitarian Defense of the Marriage-Free State
    ISBN: 9780198744009
    Title: Against Marriage An Egalitarian Defense of the Marriage-Free State
    Author: CHAMBERS CLARE

    Against Marriage is a radical argument for the abolition of state-recognised marriage. Clare Chambers argues that state-recognised marriage violates both equality and liberty, even when expanded to include same-sex couples. Instead Chambers proposes the marriage-free state: an egalitarian state in which religious or secular marriages are permitted but have no legal status.

    Part I makes the case against marriage. Chambers investigates the critique of marriage that has developed within feminist and liberal theory. Feminists have long argued that marriage is a violation of equality since it is both sexist and heterosexist. Chambers endorses the feminist view and argues, in contrast to recent egalitarian pro-marriage movements, that same-sex marriage is not enough to make marriage equal. Chambers argues that state-recognised marriage is also problematic for liberalism, particularly political liberalism, since it imposes a controversial, hierarchical conception of the family that excludes many adults and children.

    Part II sets out the case for the marriage-free state. Chambers critically assesses recent theories that attempt to make marriage egalitarian, either by replacing it with relationship contracts or by replacing it with alternative statuses such as civil union. She then sets out a new model for the legal regulation of personal relationships. In the marriage-free state regulation is based on relationship practices not relationship status, and these practices are regulated separately rather than as a bundle. The marriage-free state thus employs piecemeal, practice-based regulation. Finally, Chambers considers how the marriage-free state should respond to unequal religious marriage. The result is an inspiring egalitarian approach that fits the diversity of real relationships.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $76.00

    $76.00
  • Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building With Barbara Smith
    Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building With Barbara Smith
    ISBN: 9781438451145
    Title: Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building With Barbara Smith
    Author: JONES ALETHIA (ED); EUBANKS VIRGINIA (ED);

    As an organizer, writer, publisher, scholar-activist, and elected official, Barbara Smith has played key roles in multiple social justice movements, including Civil Rights, feminism, lesbian and gay liberation, anti-racism, and Black feminism. Her four decades of grassroots activism forged collaborations that introduced the idea that oppression must be fought on a variety of fronts simultaneously, including gender, race, class, and sexuality. By combining hard-to-find historical documents with new unpublished interviews with fellow activists, this book uncovers the deep roots of today s identity politics and intersectionality and serves as an essential primer for practicing solidarity and resistance."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Air We Breathe Artists & Poets Reflect on Marriage Equality
    Air We Breathe Artists & Poets Reflect on Marriage Equality
    ISBN: 9780918471864
    Title: Air We Breathe Artists & Poets Reflect on Marriage Equality
    Author: DIQUINZIO APSARA & NUSSBAUM MARTHA & MYLES EILEEN

    Over the last decade equal rights for same-sex couples has proven to be one of this country's most pressing political and civil rights issues. The Air We Breathe--its title drawn from a Langston Hughes poem--brings together 27 visual artists and seven poets who offer eloquent and challenging contributions to the cause of marriage equality for same-sex couples. Works on paper by Laylah Ali, D-L Alvarez, Simon Fujiwara, Robert Gober, Raymond Pettibon, Amy Sillman, Allison Smith and 20 other equally compelling contemporary artists are interspersed with new poetry by John Ashbery, Kevin Killian, Ariana Reines, Anne Waldman and others. With essays by three further prominent, outspoken writers--Eileen Myles, Martha Nussbaum and Frank Rich--the book and the exhibition it accompanies will help generate awareness and encourage dialogue about discrimination many citizens encounter on a daily basis because, as Hughes wrote, "equality is in the air we breathe.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women & the Rise of an Independent Nation
    All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women & the Rise of an Independent Nation
    ISBN: 9781476716565
    Title: All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women & the Rise of an Independent Nation
    Author: TRAISTER REBECCA

    A nuanced investigation into the sexual, economic, and emotional lives of women in America, this "singularly triumphant work" (Los Angeles Times) by Rebecca Traister "the most brilliant voice on feminism in the country" (Anne Lamott) is "sure to be vigorously discussed" (Booklist, starred review).

    In 2009, the award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister started All the Single Ladies-a book she thought would be a work of contemporary journalism-about the twenty-first century phenomenon of the American single woman. It was the year the proportion of American women who were married dropped below fifty per¢ and the median age of first marriages, which had remained between twenty and twenty-two years old for nearly a century (1890–1980), had risen dramatically to twenty-seven.

    But over the course of her vast research and more than a hundred interviews with academics and social scientists and prominent single women, Traister discovered a startling truth: the phenomenon of the single woman in America is not a new one. And historically, when women were given options beyond early heterosexual marriage, the results were massive social change-temperance, abolition, secondary education, and more.

    Today, only twenty percent of Americans are wed by age twenty-nine, compared to nearly sixty percent in 1960. The Population Reference Bureau calls it a "dramatic reversal." All the Single Ladies is a remarkable portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the single American woman. Covering class, race, sexual orientation, and filled with vivid anecdotes from fascinating contemporary and historical figures, All the Single Ladies is destined to be a classic work of social history and journalism. Exhaustively researched, brilliantly balanced, and told with Traister's signature wit and insight, this book should be shelved alongside Gail Collins's When Everything Changed.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • All We Know: Three Lives
    All We Know: Three Lives
    ISBN: 9780374176495
    Title: All We Know: Three Lives
    Author: COHEN LISA


    A revelatory biography of three glamorous, complex, modern women

    Esther Murphy was a brilliant New York intellectual who dazzled friends and strangers with an unstoppable flow of conversation. But she never finished the books she was contracted to write-a painful failure and yet a kind of achievement.The quintessential fan, Mercedes de Acosta had intimate friendships with the legendary actresses and dancers of the twentieth century. Her ephemeral legacy lies in the thousands of objects she collected to preserve the memory of those performers and to honor the feelings they inspired.An icon of haute couture and a fashion editor of British Vogue, Madge Garland held bracing views on dress that drew on her feminism, her ideas about modernity, and her love of women. Existing both vividly and invisibly at the center of cultural life, she-like Murphy and de Acosta-is now almost completely forgotten.In All We Know, Lisa Cohen describes these women's glamorous choices, complicated failures, and controversial personal lives with lyricism and empathy. At once a series of intimate portraits and a startling investigation into style, celebrity, sexuality, and the genre of biography itself, All We Know explores a hidden history of modernism and pays tribute to three compelling lives. All We Know is one of Publishers Weekly 's Top 10 Best Books of 2012

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • All We Know: Three Lives
    All We Know: Three Lives
    ISBN: 9780374534486
    Title: All We Know: Three Lives
    Author: COHEN LISA


    A revelatory biography of three glamorous, complex, modern women

    Esther Murphy was a brilliant New York intellectual who dazzled friends and strangers with an unstoppable flow of conversation. But she never finished the books she was contracted to write-a painful failure and yet a kind of achievement.The quintessential fan, Mercedes de Acosta had intimate friendships with the legendary actresses and dancers of the twentieth century. Her ephemeral legacy lies in the thousands of objects she collected to preserve the memory of those performers and to honor the feelings they inspired.An icon of haute couture and a fashion editor of British Vogue, Madge Garland held bracing views on dress that drew on her feminism, her ideas about modernity, and her love of women. Existing both vividly and invisibly at the center of cultural life, she-like Murphy and de Acosta-is now almost completely forgotten.In All We Know, Lisa Cohen describes these women's glamorous choices, complicated failures, and controversial personal lives with lyricism and empathy. At once a series of intimate portraits and a startling investigation into style, celebrity, sexuality, and the genre of biography itself, All We Know explores a hidden history of modernism and pays tribute to three compelling lives. All We Know is one of Publishers Weekly 's Top 10 Best Books of 2012

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • All-night Party the Women of Bohemian Greenwich Village and Harlem, 1913-1930
    All-night Party the Women of Bohemian Greenwich Village and Harlem, 1913-1930
    ISBN: 9781565123816
    Title: All-night Party the Women of Bohemian Greenwich Village and Harlem, 1913-1930
    Author: BARNET ANDREA

    They were smart. Sassy. Daring. Exotic. Eclectic. Sexy. And influential. One could call them the first divas--and they ran absolutely wild. They were poets, actresses, singers, artists, journalists, publishers, baronesses, and benefactresses. They were thinkers and they were drinkers. They eschewed the social conventions expected of them--to be wives and mothers--and decided to live on their own terms. In the process, they became the voices of a new, fierce feminine spirit.
    There's Mina Loy, a modernist poet and much-photographed beauty who traveled in pivotal international art circles; blues divas Bessie Smith and Ethel Waters; Edna St. Vincent Millay, the lyric poet who, with her earthy charm and passion, embodied the '20s ideal of sexual daring; the avant-garde publishers Margaret Anderson and Jane Heap; and the wealthy hostesses of the salons, A'Lelia Walker and Mabel Dodge. Among the supporting cast are Emma Goldman, Isadora Duncan, Ma Rainey, Margaret Sanger, and Gertrude Stein.
    Andrea Barnet's fascinating accounts of the emotional and artistic lives of these women--together with rare black-and-white photographs, taken by photographers such as Berenice Abbott and Man Ray--capture the women in all their glory.
    This is a history of the early feminists who didn't set out to be feminists, a celebration of the rebellious women who paved the way for future generations.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Amateur: A True Story about What Makes a Man
    Amateur: A True Story about What Makes a Man
    ISBN: 9781786890979
    Title: Amateur: A True Story about What Makes a Man
    Author: MCBEE THOMAS PAGE


    From an award-winning writer whose work bristles with "hard-won strength, insight, agility, and love" (Maggie Nelson), an exquisite and troubling narrative of masculinity, violence, and society


    In this groundbreaking new book, the author, a trans man, trains to fight in a charity match at Madison Square Garden while struggling to untangle the vexed relationship between masculinity and violence. Through his experience boxing-learning to get hit, and to hit back; wrestling with the camaraderie of the gym; confronting the betrayals and strength of his own body-McBee examines the weight of male violence, the pervasiveness of gender stereotypes, and the limitations of conventional masculinity. A wide-ranging exploration of gender in our society, Amateur is ultimately a story of hope, as McBee traces a new way forward, a new kind of masculinity, inside the ring and outside of it.


    In this graceful, stunning, and uncompromising exploration of living, fighting, and healing, we gain insight into the stereotypes and shifting realities of masculinity today through the eyes of a new man.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Amazing Babes: a Picture Book for Kids & Adults
    Amazing Babes: a Picture Book for Kids & Adults
    ISBN: 9781922070715
    Title: Amazing Babes: a Picture Book for Kids & Adults
    Author: SARLOS ELIZA

    This unique picture book for young and old celebrates inspirational women from around the world and across generations. You will recognise some and be delighted to meet others.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • American Girls: Social Media & the Secret Lives of Teenagers
    American Girls: Social Media & the Secret Lives of Teenagers
    ISBN: 9780804173186
    Title: American Girls: Social Media & the Secret Lives of Teenagers
    Author: NANCY JO SALES

    A New York Times Bestseller
    Award-winning Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales crisscrossed the country talking to more than two hundred girls between the ages of thirteen and nineteen about their experiences online and off. They are coming of age online in a hypersexualized culture that has normalized extreme behavior, from pornography to the casual exchange of nude photographs; a culture rife with a virulent new strain of sexism; a culture in which teenagers are spending so much time on technology and social media that they are not developing basic communication skills.
    The dominant force in the lives of girls coming of age in America today is social media: Instagram, Whisper, Yik Yak, Vine, Youtube, Kik, Ask.fm, Tinder.
    Provocative, explosive, and urgent, American Girls will ignite much-needed conversation about how we can help our daughters and sons negotiate the new social and sexual norms that govern their lives.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • American Housewife
    American Housewife
    ISBN: 9781471153792
    Title: American Housewife
    Author: ELLIS HELEN

    A sharp, funny, delightfully unhinged collection of stories set in the dark world of domesticity, American Housewifefeatures murderous ladies who lunch, celebrity treasure-hunters, and the best bra-fitter south of the Mason Dixon line.

    Meet the women of American Housewife:they wear lipstick, pearls, and sunscreen, even when it's cloudy. They casserole. They pinwheel. They pump the salad spinner like a CPR dummy. And then they kill a party-crasher, carefully stepping around the body to pull cookies out of the oven.

    These twelve irresistible stories take us from a haunted pre-war Manhattan apartment building to the set of a rigged reality television show, from the unique initiation ritual of a book club to the getaway car of a pageant princess on the lam, from the gallery opening of a tinfoil artist to the fitting room of a legendary lingerie shop.

    Vicious, fresh, and nutty as a poisoned Snicker, American Housewifeis an uproarious, pointed commentary on womanhood.

    'I finished American Housewifethree days ago, and I'm still in withdrawal. I want to throw a cocktail party for Helen Ellis's beautiful, demented, touching heroines. I'd ply them with gin and Jell-O salad, admire their brooches, and force them to give up their deepest secrets. In other words, I wish I could read this exhilarating book all over again' Eliza Kennedy

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Annabel
    Annabel
    ISBN: 9780099555025
    Title: Annabel
    Author: WINTER KATHLEEN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Annabel
    Annabel
    ISBN: 9780802170828
    Title: Annabel
    Author: WINTER KATHLEEN


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    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Annabel
    Annabel
    ISBN: 9780224091275
    Title: Annabel
    Author: WINTER KATHLEEN

    In 1968, into the beautiful, spare environment of remote coastal Labrador in the far north-east of Canada, a mysterious child is born: a baby who appears to be neither fully boy nor girl, but both at once. Only three people share the secret - the baby's parents, Jacinta and Treadway, and a trusted neighbour, Thomasina. Together the adults make a difficult decision: to go through surgery and raise the child as a boy named Wayne. But as Wayne grows to adulthood within the hyper-male hunting culture of his father, his shadow-self - a girl he thinks of as 'Annabel' - is never entirely extinguished, and indeed is secretly nurtured by the women in his life. As Wayne approaches adulthood, and its emotional and physical demands, the woman inside him begins to cry out. The changes that follow are momentous not just for him, but for the three adults that have guarded his secret. Haunting and sweeping in scope, this is a first novel as much concerned with its characters as it is with their predicament, as much about humanity as it is about a rigidly masculine culture that shuns the singular and the unique. Told with great elegance and empathy, Annabel is the powerfully moving story of one person's struggle to discover the truth and the strength to change, to find tenderness in a severe and unforgiving land.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Another Country Queer Anti Urbanism
    Another Country Queer Anti Urbanism
    ISBN: 9780814737194
    Title: Another Country Queer Anti Urbanism
    Author: HERRING SCOTT

    Aside from the occasional controversy over ""Official English"" campaigns, language remains the blind spot in the debate over multiculturalism. Considering its status as a nation of non-English speaking aborigines and of immigrants with many languages, America exhibits a curious tunnel vision about cultural and literary forms that are not in English. How then have non-English speaking Americans written about their experiences in this country? And what can we learn-about America, immigration and ethnicity-from them? Arguing that multilingualism is perhaps the most important form of diversity, Multilingual Americacalls attention to-and seeks to correct-the linguistic parochialism that has defined American literary study. By bringing together essays on important works by, among others, Yiddish, Chinese American, German American, Italian American, Norwegian American, and Spanish American writers, Werner Sollors here presents a fuller view of multilingualism as a historical phenomenon and as an ongoing way of life. At a time when we are just beginning to understand the profound effects of language acquisition on the development of the brain, Multilingual Americaforces us to broaden what in fact constitutes American literature.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $53.00
    $53.00
  • Anthony Friedkin the Gay Essay
    Anthony Friedkin the Gay Essay
    ISBN: 9780300206371
    Title: Anthony Friedkin the Gay Essay
    Author: COX JULIAN ET AL

    For more than forty years, American photographer Anthony Friedkin (b. 1949), creating full-frame black-and-white images, has documented people, cities, and landscapes primarily in his home state of California. During the culturally tumultuous years of 1969 and 1970, Friedkin made a series of photographs that together offer an eloquent and expressive visual chronicle of the gay communities of Los Angeles and San Francisco at the time. This is the first book to explore the series, titled The Gay Essay, in depth, within the broader historical context that gave rise to it.

    1969 witnessed the Stonewall riots in New York City and was a turning point in the history of community building and organized political activism among homosexuals in the United States. The Gay Essay provides a singular, intimate record of this crucial moment. Friedkin's portraits, taken in streets, hotels, bars, and dancehalls, demonstrate a sensitivity and an understanding that has imbued the photographs with an enduring resonance. This handsome book features seventy-five full-page plates and is accompanied by engaging essays and a poem by Eileen Myles.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Antigona & Me
    Antigona & Me
    ISBN: 9780330449335
    Title: Antigona & Me
    Author: CLANCHY KATE

    ‘Antigona,’ I said. ‘How would you feel if I wrote your life down in a book?’ ‘Good,’ she said at once. ‘Good. And then a feature film, actually. Mini-series.’ One morning in London, two neighbours start to chat over the heads of their children. Kate Clanchy is a writer, privileged and sheltered, Antigona is a refugee from Kosovo. On instinct, Kate offers Antigona a job as a nanny, and Antigona, equally shrewdly, accepts. Over the next five years and a thousand cups of coffee Antigona’s extraordinary story slowly emerges. She has escaped from a war, she has divorced a violent husband, but can she escape the harsh code she was brought up with, the Kanun of Lek? At the kitchen table where anything can be said, the women discover they have everything, as well as nothing, in common. ‘Clanchy’s portrait of Antigona is wonderfully vivid, as are her reflections on her own complex feelings. A powerfully written, refreshingly honest work.’ Observer


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    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Anti-porn the Resurgence of Anti-porn Feminism
    Anti-porn the Resurgence of Anti-porn Feminism
    ISBN: 9781780320250
    Title: Anti-porn the Resurgence of Anti-porn Feminism
    Author: LONG JULIA


    Anti-porn feminism is back. Countering the ongoing "pornification" of Western culture and society, anti-porn movements are powerfully re-emerging among a new generation of feminist activists in the UK and worldwide.


    Anti-Porn: The Resurgence of Anti-Porn Feminism examines the ways in which the new feminist arguments and campaigns around pornography are articulated, deployed and received. Drawing on original, ethnographic research, it provides an in-depth analysis of the ideological stance, tactical repertoires, impact and significance of campaign groups challenging the pornography industry.This unique and inspiring book explains the astonishing comeback of anti-porn feminism and challenges liberal perspectives and the mainstreaming on pornography of pornography that changes the nature of our intimate relationships.



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    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Aperture 229: Future Gender
    Aperture 229: Future Gender
    ISBN: 9781597114219
    Title: Aperture 229: Future Gender
    Author: FAMIGHETTI MICHAEL

    Future Gender explores the relationship between photography and transgender lives, histories, and communities. Guest edited by Zackary Drucker, the artist, activist, and producer of the television series Transparent, the issue offers an urgent reflection on gender and society.

    Aperture magazine is an essential guide to the art and phenomenon of photography, that combines the smartest writing with beautifully reproduced portfolios. Published quarterly, each issue focuses on a major theme in contemporary photography, serving as a book about its subject, for everyone interested in understanding where photography is heading. With fresh perspectives on the medium by leading writers and thinkers, and beautifully designed and produced, Aperture magazine makes new ideas in photography accessible to the photographer, student, and the culturally curious alike.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00

    $45.00
  • Are Men Obsolete?
    Are Men Obsolete?
    ISBN: 9780091959852
    Title: Are Men Obsolete?
    Author: MORAN CAITLIN & PAGLIA CAMILLE & ROSIN HANNA

    'Men are so last century. They seem to have stopped evolving. The Mad Men world is disappearing and the guys are struggling to figure out the altered parameters of manliness.' Maureen Dowd 'Do women get anything from men being obsolete? Do we win by triumphing in work, education, the economy, politics and business, while retaining homemaking and child rearing? If that happened then we will be doing everything! Are men obsolete? No! I won't let you be you f*****s!' Caitlin Moran Are Men Obsolete is an essential and entertaining read for anyone interested in what happens next in the great gender discussion. Maureen Dowd, Caitlin Moran, Camille Paglia and Hanna Roisin debate whether modern man is past his sell-by-date, and, if so, what does that mean for women?

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Are You My Mother?
    Are You My Mother?
    ISBN: 9780224093521
    Title: Are You My Mother?
    Author: BECHDEL ALISON

    From the best-selling author ofFun Home,Timemagazine's No. 1 Book of the Year, a brilliantly told graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her mother wanted to be.

    Alison Bechdel'sFun Homewas a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood . . . and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It's a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of the iconic twentieth-century psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, to one explosively illuminating Dr. Seuss illustration, to Bechdel's own (serially monogamous) adult love life. And, finally, back to Mother-to a truce, fragile and real-time, that will move and astonish all adult children of gifted mothers.


    VULTURE SAYS:
    Bechdel’s Fun Home introduced many non-graphic novel readers to the genre, as she shared the story of her closeted father who ran the funeral home that he grew up in. Her latest is an unexpectedly better book in which Bechdel poignantly examines her relationship with her mother and her therapist.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama
    Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama
    ISBN: 9780544002234
    Title: Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama
    Author: BECHDEL ALISON

    From the best-selling author ofFun Home,Timemagazine's No. 1 Book of the Year, a brilliantly told graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her mother wanted to be.

    Alison Bechdel'sFun Homewas a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood . . . and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It's a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of the iconic twentieth-century psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, to one explosively illuminating Dr. Seuss illustration, to Bechdel's own (serially monogamous) adult love life. And, finally, back to Mother-to a truce, fragile and real-time, that will move and astonish all adult children of gifted mothers.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Are You My Mother?: a Comic Drama
    Are You My Mother?: a Comic Drama
    ISBN: 9780618982509
    Title: Are You My Mother?: a Comic Drama
    Author: BECHDEL ALISON

    From the best-selling author of Fun Home, Time magazine’s No. 1 Book of the Year, a brilliantly told graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her mother wanted to be.

    Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother; voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood... and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It's a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of the iconic twentieth-century psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, to one explosively illuminating Dr. Seuss illustration, to Bechdel’s own (serially monogamous) adult love life. And, finally, back to Mother — to a truce, fragile and real-time, that will move and astonish all adult children of gifted mothers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Art & Feminism
    Art & Feminism
    ISBN: 9780714863917
    Title: Art & Feminism
    Author: RECKITT HELENA & PHELAN PEGGY

    No question about it, Art and Feminism is the basic reference book for feminist art. Part of Phaidon's excellent Themes and Movements series, it surveys three decades of a tumultuous history with a brief but inclusive essay, reproductions of works by 155 artists, and lengthy excerpts from groundbreaking texts by artists and theorists. The challenge posed by a movement that spans several artistic generations and includes many contentious players is ably met by essayist Peggy Phelan, professor of performance studies at New York University. She illuminates the intertwined workings of feminist politics and literary criticism, psychoanalysis, race and queer theory with clarity and a refreshing absence of doctrinaire pronouncements. The illustrations are organized chronologically under sometimes quirky headings, beginning with "Too Much" (late-'60s performance pieces by such pioneering figures as Carolee Schneemann, Miriam Schapiro, Eva Hesse, Louise Bourgeois, and Yayoi Kusama). The final section, "Femmes de Si+¿cle," contains work from the '90s by Coco Fusco, Kara Walker, Mona Hatoum, Jenny Saville, and others exploring "collective memories ... and traumas." Essays range from the raw invective of Valerie Solanas's "Scum Manifesto" (1967) to the reasoned arguments of Adrian Piper's "The Triple Negation of Colored Women Artists" (1990). While some may argue that the book could be more inclusive--it deals overwhelmingly with women artists who exhibit in major Western cultural centers--it offers an unparalleled breadth of reference. Irked by the perfect bodies of many feminist artists who use nudity in their work, I was struck by the poignancy and honesty of Hannah Wilke--a glamorous figure in '70s and '80s performance art--who chose to memorialize her bald, bloated self in photographs months before her untimely death from cancer in 1993. --Cathy Curtis

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Art & Queer Culture
    Art & Queer Culture
    ISBN: 9780714849355
    Title: Art & Queer Culture
    Author: LORD CATHERINE & MEYER RICHARD

    Spanning 125 years, Art and Queer Culture is the first major historical survey to consider the ways in which the codes and cultures of homosexuality have provided a creative resource for visual artists. Attempts to trouble the conventions of gender and sexuality, to highlight the performative aspects of identity and to oppose the tyranny of the normal are all woven into the historical fabric of homosexuality and its representation. From Oscar Wilde to Ryan Trecartin, from the molly houses of eighteenth-century London to the Harlem drag balls of the 1920s, the flamboyant refusal of social and sexual norms has fuelled the creation of queer art and life throughout the modern period.Although the book proceeds in a chronological fashion, it does not propose a progressive narrative in which homosexuals become increasingly adept at negotiating the circumstances of censorship and overcoming the terms of stigma and invisibility. The dialogue between art and queer culture does not move towards ever more affirmative images of equality and dignity. Rather than countering homophobia with 'positive' images of assimilation, many of the artists and photographers featured in this book draw upon, and even draw out, the deviant force of homosexuality.Art and Queer Culture includes not only pictures made and displayed under the rubric of fine art but also those intended for private, underground or otherwise restricted audiences. Scrapbooks, amateur artworks, cartoons, bar murals, anonymous photographs, activist posters - all appear in its pages, as do paintings, sculptures, art photographs and video installations. Writing queer culture into the history of art means redrawing the boundaries of what counts as art as well as what counts as history. It means searching for cracks in the partition that separates 'high' art from 'low' culture and in the divide between public achievement and private life.The inclusion of the word 'queer' in the title is a considered choice. No single word can accommodate the sheer expanse of cultural practices that oppose normative heterosexuality. In its shifting connotation from everyday parlance to phobic epithet to defiant self-identification, 'queer' offers more generous rewards than any simple inventory of sexual practices or erotic object choices.The editors of Art and Queer Culture, Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer, have assembled a complete overview of the subject in three sections. Their definitive Survey essay recounts in detail the ways in which art has constructed, contested or otherwise responded to alternative forms of sexuality, from the emergence of homosexuality as an identity in the late nineteenth century to the pioneering 'genderqueers' of the early twenty-first. The Works section presents large full-colour images of over 250 key artworks, each accompanied by an informative caption. And the Documents section provides a generous archive of primary and secondary texts, including artist's statements, exhibition reviews, personal manifestos, sociological essays and critical writings. The extensive back matter includes biographies of all the artists and authors plus a full bibliography.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $110.00
    $110.00
  • Art Of Being Normal
    Art Of Being Normal
    ISBN: 9781910200520
    Title: Art Of Being Normal
    Author: WILLIAMSON LISA

    David Piper's parents think he's gay, and the school bully thinks he's a freak. Only his two best friends know the truth: David wants to be a girl. On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal: to be invisible. Attracting the attention of the most beautiful girl in his class is definitely not part of that plan. Then Leo stands up for David in a fight, and an unlikely friendship forms. But at Eden Park School secrets have a funny habit of not staying secret for long, and soon everyone knows that Leo used to be a girl. As David prepares to come out to his family and transition into life as a girl and Leo wrestles with figuring out how to deal with people who try to define him through his history, they find friendship and support in each other. A Margaret Ferguson Book

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
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