The Book of Awesome Women

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Get Inspired By The Powerful Sheroes In This Feminist Collection Of Short Biographies

"This book is an antidote to the erasure of women from our history.”―Vicki Leon, author of Uppity Women of Ancient Times

#1 Best Seller in Teen & Young Adult Social Activist Biographies, Sociology, and Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

Discover some of the most awesome women in history. Now is the time to acknowledge the greatness of women!

Sheroes. Women hold up half the sky and, most days, do even more of the heavy lifting including childbearing and child-rearing. All after a long day at the office. Women have always been strong, true sheroes, oftentimes unacknowledged. As we shake off the last traces of a major patriarchal hangover, women are coming into their own. In the 21st Century, all women can fully embrace their fiery fempower and celebrate their no-holds-barred individuality. It is time to acknowledge the successful women of the world.

Super women as female role models. From the foremothers who blazed trails and broke barriers, to today's women warriors from sports, science, cyberspace, city hall, the lecture hall, and the silver screen, The Book of Awesome Women paints 200 portraits of powerful and inspiring role models for women and girls poised to become super women of the future.

Super women you will meet in The Book of Awesome Women include:

  • Dian Fossey
  • Martina Navratilova
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Indira Ghandi
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Margaret Mead
  • Coretta Scott King
  • Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  • Joan Baez
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Anita Hill
  • Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai
  • And many more

If you liked books such as I Am MalalaWomen in Science, Book of Awesome Women Writers, or Teen Trailblazers, you will want to read The Book of Awesome Women.

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The ABC's of LGBT+

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Seeking a Deeper Understanding of Gender Identity?

“Ash Hardell's The ABC's of LGBT+ serves as a powerful tool for those that might be questioning their own identity, as well as for those seeking a deeper knowledge….” ―Everyone Is Gay

#1 Best Seller in Transgender Studies, Bisexuality, and Sexuality & Pregnancy

The ABCs of LGBT+ is a #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.

Ash Hardell (formerly Ashley Mardell), a beloved blogger and YouTube star, answers your questions about:

  • LGBT and LGBT+
  • Gender identity
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Teens in a binary world
  • The LGBT family
  • And more

Understanding gender identity and gender dysphoria. The 21st Century has seen very positive movement for LGBT+ rights. 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.

The trusted voice of Ash Hardell. 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. Ash Hardell, 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; Hardell’s LGBT book is proof it does get better every day in a world where people are empowered by information and understanding.

If you have liked books such as Queer, 2nd EditionYou and Your Gender IdentityThis Book is Gay; or This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids, you will love The ABC's of LGBT+ by Ash Hardell.

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Mom Boss

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Mom Boss — Super Mom, Great Business Woman

Entrepreneurial Mom: Learn how to be a super mom and a great business woman in a step-by-step guide to developing, incubating, and marketing your business without taking the joy out of family life with kids—being an active parent while succeeding as a woman business entrepreneur.

Badass Business Woman: Where Sophia Amoruso’s #GirlBoss left off for young millennials breaking into the business world, Mom Boss picks up and continues the mission for all the entrepreneurial moms out there. Mom Boss proves that being successful isn’t about degrees or sacrifices, it’s about balance and power. It’s where instinct meets intelligence. Every mom has it in her to be a badass business woman. Nicole Feliciano charts the course for building a successful career without sacrificing being a great mom.

Mom Boss: The first book by Nicole Feliciano the Founder & CEO of Momtrends MediaMomtrends Media provides busy women with a daily dose of style. Each day Nicole and her team of editors, interpret trends for moms, keeping in mind that modern women want to look and feel great, but they are working with less time and less energy than they had before the kids came along. Nicole and her team are there to help and inspire women to look and feel their best. Social media is her playground, and she's built a loyal following by making fashion fun and accessible.

Successful Business Woman: Before launching Momtrends Media, Nicole graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in English Literature, and spent a decade working in fashion -- most notably as an executive with Polo Ralph Lauren. When she became a mom in 2005, the business woman and fashion maven embarked on her social media career and began contributing to Babble.com, Time Out New York Kids, and many more online publications. Seeing a void in the blogosphere, she launched Momtrends.com in 2007. Momtrends continues to be the cornerstone of her media empire.

Mom Boss includes:

  • tips on how to develop, incubate, and market your business without taking the joy out of family life
  • valuable self assessment exercises
  • step by step advise, inspiration, and tried and true business and personal tips
  • insights into how to be a successful and happy business woman and mom
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The Courage to Be Yourself

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Find the Courage to Embrace Your Authentic Self

Transform your fear into courage. Surrounded by the pressures of society, we often measure ourselves by impossible standards. We see images of idealized women, and become scared that our own bodies, personalities, or ambitions do not measure up and are not worthy. As a result of her own life experiences, author Sue Patton understands what it’s like to be scared and unsure of your place. But her words inspire readers to take courage in their own identity and find happiness through it.

Target harmful patterns. How we live each day shapes who we are. If our days are riddled with negative self-talk, our happiness inevitably suffers. Unhealthy mindsets can also infiltrate our relationship with others. Women, especially, feel the need to be caretakers, looking out for the needs of others and often, putting their needs above our own. By learning how to identify these patterns, we can target areas that need change in our lives.

Become a loving friend to yourself. While all of us certainly have a calling to love others, it is just as important to gift that same love to yourself. Without self-love, there can be no positive growth. In this motivational book, Patton shares pieces of her story, as well as other women’s, in order to help readers learn how best to journey from a place of fear to a life of courageous self-love and acceptance.

In this self-help book for women, Patton offers invaluable inspiration. Open it up and find…

  • How to set boundaries, communicate more effectively, and change self-deprecating behavior patterns
  • Stories of growth and healing from Patton and other women
  • The perfect gift for women of all ages

If books such as The Gifts of ImperfectionSelf-CompassionWhat to Say When You Talk to Yourself, or Girl, Stop Apologizing are on your bookshelf, then The Courage to Be Yourself is the next book for you!

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Artemis

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Activism for the Modern Day Artemis

From the author dubbed “an Artemis,” by Gloria Steinem, comes Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman, a book dedicated to women with the courage and passion to change the world.

Myths come to life. Worshiped in Ancient Greece as a protectress of young girls, Artemis was the goddess of hunting, nature, and chastity—the original “wild woman.” In Artemis, Jungian analyst and best-selling author, Jean Shinoda Bolen, revives the goddess Artemis to reclaim the female passion and persistence to survive and succeed.

We are all goddesses. But an indomitable spirit isn’t just reserved for the gods. In her book, Dr. Bolen revives the myth of Atalanta, an archetypal Artemis and mere mortal. To Atalanta, fate was no obstacle. Left to die because she was born a girl, she faces the Calydon Boar and outruns any man attempting to claim her as his wife. In Artemis, women are encouraged to discover their inner heroine—the activist who never gives up, who cannot be subdued.

Artemis today. Face it: women can’t be tamed. Whether women’s rights activists or Princess Merida from Brave, the Artemis personality is embodied in the modern women. Hailed by a modern-day Artemis, Isabel Allende, as a “beautiful, inspiring book,” Artemis is dedicated to all women and girls who discover her unconquerable spirit in themselves or others. Inside find:

  • Examples of Artemis in real-life and popular culture
  • Ancient and modern ways to be your authentic self
  • A source of strength, power, and integrity

If you enjoyed the books Women Who Run with the WolvesWild Mercy, or Goddesses in Everywoman, you’ll love Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman.

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Wild Words from Wild Women

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Words of Wisdom from Wild Women

In Wild Words from Wild Women, author and feminist August Stephens compiles words of wisdom from much loved famous feminists. Hilarious, inspiring, and empowering, this pocket book of quotes is the perfect gift for all the nasty women with something to say.

Some tongues just can’t be tamed. This ribald compilation of powerful women quotes everything from bras to babies, menopause to men, and politics to parties. Featuring historically nasty women like Jane Austen and Billie Jean King, these famous feminists knew how to read between the lines─and now you can too.

Strong women have something to say. These words of wisdom─from strippers, CEOs, poets, senators, and every woman in between─make delectable reading for sassy, untamable, and fabulous ladies everywhere.

Inside, find powerful women quotes from famous feminists like:

  • Billie Holiday
  • Virginia Wolfe
  • Coco Chanel
  • And more!

If you enjoyed books like Badass AffirmationsThat's What She Said, or Great Quotes from Great Women, then you’ll love Wild Words from Wild Women.

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Moms to Moms

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Being a mom is one of the hardest and most important jobs a woman can have. Being a mom in recovery is even more challenging.

In Moms to Moms, counselor Barbara Joy shares the stories, advice, and inspiration from more than 60 mothers in recovery from across the United States who have struggled with addiction. These are women of all ages, races, and religious affiliations who candidly share their experiences: the challenges of being a mom in recovery, the values they want to teach their children, and their fears, struggles, and accomplishments.

This is a book that offers help and hope to busy, stressed out moms in recovery/ a book they can turn to again and again to find inspiration, comfort, and advice. Joy offers evaluation tools and strategies for positive parenting, journaling activities for reflections, and affirmations designed to relieve stress and reinforce positive behavior.

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Where Would I Be Without You?

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Women Learning from Women

Here comes advice, inspiration, and fun from bestselling author BJ Gallagher. From Katherine Hepburn to her friend Suzanne, Where Would I Be Without You? brings the experiences and life lessons of women from all walks of life.

When women choose wisdom over wiles. True wisdom is the ability to learn from other people's experiences, and although we learn from books, movies, and preachers, women also learn from other women. With inspiring stories, funny words of wisdom, and positive affirmations for women, Where Would I Be Without You? brings female empowerment to all generations of strong women.

Where would we be without women? Where Would I Be Without You? is all about being thankful for the women in your life (and their wit). Whether our mothers or sisters, writers or inventors, sometimes we have to celebrate the women and girls around us. In this colorful book, Gallagher has collected pages of advice on love, work, growing older, and staying young; making readers ask what is wisdom, what does wisdom mean to these women, and most importantly, where would I be without you?

If you’re thankful and grateful for the women around you, and enjoyed books like Badass AffirmationsIn Praise of Difficult Women, or The Shared Wisdom of Mothers and Daughters, then you’ll love Where Would I Be Without You.

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What Would You Do If You Ran the World?

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Find A New Level of Confidence and Help Change the World

What would you do if you ran the world? If you knew you couldn’t fail? Maybe it’s time to stop wondering and start putting it into practice. Shelly Rachanow’s daily words of encouragement will give you inspiration, hope, and words of courage to help you discover confidence in yourself.

Your acts, both big and small, matter. Learn about a teenage girl and CNN hero, kids in Zimbabwe saving their part of the planet, and a busy mom who is not too busy to work every day to help impoverished families live better lives. What Would You Do If You Ran the World? shows you how to take control of the things you want to change about yourself and the world around you.

Find the confidence and courage to change the world. Shelly Rachanow’s book contains a diverse collection of brave, beautiful, brilliant, creative, and totally possible ideas that women have shared, complemented by inspirational quotes from famous women and action lists like "Ten Things You Can Start Doing Now." Rachanow's warm and encouraging voice motivates readers to join other amazing women who are kicking serious butt for the good of all. Learn to:

  • Listen to your own guiding voice
  • Get involved in your own community
  • Live a satisfying life of "inspiration in action”

If you enjoyed books that brought out your inner rockstar such as UntamedLet That Sh*t Go, or You Are a Badass, then you’ll love What Would You Do If You Ran the World?

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Urgent Message from Mother

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Women May Be Our Last Hope to Save the Planet

Wake up! Arise! Earth is our home. Listen to your mother, she is calling. Urgent Message from Mother is a call to action for all the women of the world. Do not ask for permission to gather the women. What cannot be done by men, or by individual women, can be done by women together.

Women coming together can produce the tipping point. "Mother" is Mother Earth, mother instinct, mother archetype, mother goddess, Earth Mother ─ the sacred feminine, the Goddess, Gaia. Women as a gender have qualities and priorities that the world needs to reverse man’s destruction of our planet, the violence that traumatizes children, and cycles of conflict and fratricidal wars. "When women are strong together, women can be fiercely protective of what we love." Bolen explains that societies and even species, when they reach a tipping point, can undergo rapid evolution. "We've learned that women gathering together in groups and telling the truth of their lives can actually change the world."

Now is the time for women to lead. Jean Shinoda Bolen’s unique combination of visionary thinking and practical how-to seeks to galvanize the power of women acting together in order to save our world. Bolen outlines the lessons we can learn from the women's movement, draws on Jungian psychology and the sacred feminine, and gives powerful examples of women coming together all over the globe to make a significant impact. Jean Shinoda Bolen's life's work, which includes her Jungian-inspired insights in The Tao of Psychology, her best-seller Goddesses in Every WomanCrones Don't Whine, and The Millionth Circle, culminate in this timely book, Urgent Message from Mother.

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Big Book of Women's Trivia

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Useless Facts and Funny Trivia for Women

"Women's matters are anything but trivial." --Anon (who was a woman)

Fun facts. Women outnumber men by five to one in shoplifting convictions. The very first Artichoke Queen was Marilyn Monroe in 1947. Diamonds didn’t become a girl’s best friend until the thirteenth century. Before that, they were for men only. The first human cannonball was a woman named Zazel, who was launched into the air through the use of a giant spring inside a cannon. Researchers at Northwestern University want us to know that men change their minds two to three times more than women. Queen Mary I of England and Ireland was a Catholic who had Protestants tortured and killed. Her actions provoked the nickname “Bloody Mary”, which inspired the cocktail. (Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.)

Trivia challenges. The Big Book of Women’s Trivia arms you with little known facts about the history, fame, fortunes, fashions, and fictions of the female species–enough to impress your mother and your boss, to win arguments with your boyfriends and husbands, and to generally know more about your fabulous female self.

The Big Book of Women’s Trivia spans history, crosses cultures, ranges from the silly to the salacious to the truly useful and back again. Designed to delight the feminist in you, Alicia Alvrez's book is organized into ten trivia-filled chapters: Women and Their Wardrobes, The Body Beautiful—and Not So, Ladies’ Matters of Love, In the Ladies’ Room, Ladies Look at the Animal Kingdom, Women Doing It for Themselves, Saintly Manifestations and Royal Subjects, Women’s Sporting Life, Celebrity Sightings of the Female Variety, and finally, Final Feminine Facts You Absolutely Can’t Live Without.

If you are a fan of the board game Trivial Pursuit and books such as What If399 Games Puzzles & Trivia ChallengesUncle John's Bathroom Reader, or The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information; you will love owning The Big Book of Women’s Trivia.

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If Women Ran the World, Sh*t Would Get Done

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The Perfect Gift for a Woman Who Wants More for Her Gender

Packed with little-known sheroes and empowering journaling prompts, this book and interactive journal is a must-have for those who believe the world would be a better place with women in charge.

Feel inspired and empowered by historical women. The importance of women is written throughout history, in big ways and small. From women in science to women in sports to the women in leadership positions paving the way for change, the stories of these sheroes are sources of hope and direction for girls, young and old, everywhere. By turning to their example, we too can be change-makers and champions of women empowerment. With the help of their “butt-kicking inspiration,” we can see our own potential and find the motivation we need to get up and accomplish our goals.

Dream about the kind of world you'd run. Author Shelly Rachanow shares the many ways in which women do for others, from their families to their friends to the wider world (hint: the list goes on and on). She then asks readers to consider how much woman power has shaped the world, and turns the question to us: what are our buttkicking ideas for changing the world around us? These empowering journal prompts ask us to look inward, at our own role as women, and decide how we will make the world a better place for our children and those who come after us. By writing down our own ambitions, and looking to the example of iconic female leaders, we take a step towards making our dreams a reality.

Dive into this interactive journal and learn more about:

  • The many significant accomplishments of women throughout history
  • The role each of us plays in changing the world for the better
  • How to join the movement for female empowerment

If you enjoyed books like Badass AffirmationsBad Girls Throughout HistoryThe Book of Gusty Women, or Made Out of Stars, then you’ll love If Women Ran the World, Sh*t Would Get Done.

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Wild Women and Books

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Celebrate Famous Women in History

Learn all about the little-known history of the most impactful and revered female authors in this book by best-selling author Brenda Knight. In Wild Women and Books, dive deeper into the lives and inspirations behind iconic feminists and some of the most famous women in history.

Gain inspiration from these feminist stories. As a celebration of perhaps the most revered and radical women writers, best-selling author Brenda Knight brings more than one hundred female authors to life for those looking for inspiration. In chapters such as “Literary First Ladies,” “Ink in Their Veins,” “Banned, Blacklisted, and Arrested,” and so many others, these women and their tumultuous and admirable paths to literary expression make up the most inspiring and unique gift for women looking to make a difference in their day-to-day lives.

One of the best gifts ideas for women in your life. From religious transcribers and political dissidents to erotic playwrights and romantic poets, Wild Women and Books leaves no subject and literary form untouched. This feminist book honors those women whose pens pioneered, persevered, and proved that the female voice is brilliant.

In Wild Women and Books, discover:

  • Some of the most famous women in history
  • The first recorded writer, Enheduanna of Sumeria
  • The stories of critically acclaimed female authors, such as the iconic Toni Morrison
  • And so much more!

If you found inspiration in feminist books like Monster, She Wrote; Women of Means; or The Consequences of Feminism, you’ll love Wild Women and Books!

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Wild Irish Roses

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Forget the myth of the sweet Irish Colleen. Real Irish women were no creampuff debs. From the ancient warrior queens Marrigan, Macha, and Badbh to the labormovement maven Mother Jones, Irish women have backbones of steel. Wild Irish Roses is a fascinating look at wild Irish women throughout history/ serious information imparted in Trina Robbins' trademark style, with verve and humor.

The women in Wild Irish Roses are not always nice girls or even good girls, but they are women who know how to get things done, whether on the battlefield or in the bedroom. These are women who preserved and handed down the old stories. They are women who fought in revolutions with either gun or pen, wrote books, starred in books others wrote, and stormed heaven itself.

Author Trina Robbins is an impeccable researcher whose knack for telling stories and embellishing them with engaging illustrations and photos, brings each of these Wild Irish Roses to life, including:

  • Maeve and six other warrior queens
  • Grania and Deirdre, who ran away from kings for the love of younger men
  • Five women who turned themselves into birds to get the job done right
  • Saint Brigit and the saintly Kathleen O'Shea
  • Cultural revivalist Maude Gonne and friends
  • IrishAmerican beauty roses, including Scarlett O'Hara
  • And warriors in their own right, such as Mother Jones and company

Wild Irish Roses is a celebration of tough, independent, beautiful Irish women from myth to modernity. It's a book that is sure to entertain, inform, and inspire readers of every background to find the Irish rose in themselvesto discover what they want and have the courage to go out and get it.

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Wild Women Talk Back

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The Meaning of Life as Told by Wild and Brave Women

Wild Women Talk Back is for any women out there looking for inspiration, empowerment, or even just a laugh. The iconic women quoted in this book are sassy, full of wisdom, wickedly funny, and just what you need to remind you that girls run the world.

Motivational words from the greats. These women—movie stars, politicians, musicians, and writers—remind us to be unapologetically ourselves. Their power-packed words cut to the truth of femininity and reveal what being a woman in this world looks like, not shying away from the harsh realities as well as the joys and pleasures. The inspirational women quoted here offer their own brash brand of counsel and commentary on themes common to women's lives and act as a guide, comic relief, and a source of empowerment for all women.

Rejoice in your wild side. This book is more than a compilation of inspirational quotes for women—it’s an invitation to embrace and live out your wild and beautiful feminine self. Not only will these empowering quotes lift your spirits, but they will make you stop and think about the meaning of life and women’s invaluable role in the world. Wild Women author Autumn Stephens introduces each section, shedding contemporary light on the collection of quotes from awe-inspiring and unforgettable women such as Madonna, Lucille Ball, and Mary, Queen of Scots. Open up this book packed with quotes about being a woman and learn more about:

  • Insight into everything from sex to motherhood, physical appearance to self-esteem, and coping with a career to finding wisdom
  • The hilariously and shockingly relatable experiences of women throughout the ages
  • The timeless wit and wisdom that women have to offer

Readers of books such as Badass AffirmationsIn the Company of WomenThat’s What She Said, and Great Quotes from Great Women will love Wild Women Talk Back by Autumn Stephens.

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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Other Women

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Women don't need experts to tell them how to live wonderful lives; they just need to look to other women The world is full of women who can inspire other women: women who overcome seemingly impossible difficulties, women who follow their dreams into uncharted territory, women who rise to incredible heights of achievement and success, and women who are mentors on finding spiritual fulfillment, creative expression, and deep personal satisfaction in life. Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Other Women is a collection of short stories, personal anecdotes, inspirational quotes, remembrances, and even comedic one-liners whose purpose is to celebrate what women teach each other. Inspirational lecturer, business consultant, storyteller, and bestselling author BJ Gallagher lets us in on the simple but essential wisdom that women can hold for each other. By sharing the stories about the women she has encountered in all walks of life from clients, coworkers, neighbors, shopkeepers, to mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, and girlfriends, BJ helps reveal truths about the topics most women care about: friendship, love, sex, motherhood, food, body image, and happiness and fulfillment.
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Eternally Bad

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Eternally Bad is a wickedly fun, irreverent tribute to mythological "bad girl" goddesses from around the world. Trina Robbins, one the most famous feminist cartoonists of our time, takes off the white gloves and relates the tales of twenty nasty, bitchy, totally amusing and utterly enjoyable goddesses. The earliest proponents of sexual equality, they slip mickeys into drinks, sleep with dwarves, have catfights with their sisters, get even when they get dumped, fight, kill, and generally have a great time.

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Out of the Mouths of Babes

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Quips, Quotes, and Unforgettable Wildly Witty Women
Humorous, startling, and shocking quotations from fierce and fiery women fill the pages of this sassy little book. Out of the Mouths of Babes continues the tradition started by author Autumn Stephens in her books Wild Women and Wild Words from Wild Women. There is no lack of confidence and sense of self in these women's sayings. More than 150 outrageously entertaining quotes present mostly wellknown women in their outspoken glory. Organized into sections with titles like Gifted Gabbers, Liberated Lovers, and Brazen Biddies, Out of the Mouths of Babes is a perfect reminder to all women that the feminine spirit is alive and well
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