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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
Waris Dirie leads a double life -- by day, she is an international supermodel and human rights ambassador for the United Nations; by night, she dreams of the simplicity of life in her native Somalia and the family she was forced to leave behind. Desert Flower, her intimate and inspiring memoir, is a must-read for anyone who has ever wondered about... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 40.00
Frank Capra called her ?The greatest emotional actress the screen has yet known.? She was one of its most natural, timeless, and underrated stars. Now, Victoria Wilson gives us the first full-scale life of Barbara Stanwyck, whose astonishing career in movies (eighty-eight in all) spanned four decades beginning with the coming of sound, and lasted in... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2004; US$ 18.99
In a remarkable pairing, two renowned social critics offer a groundbreaking anthology that examines the unexplored consequences of globalization on the lives of women worldwide Women are moving around the globe as never before. But for every female executive racking up frequent flier miles, there are multitudes of women whose journeys go unnoticed.... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 27.99
Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act, why are women still living in a man?s world? Debora L. Spar never thought of herself as a feminist. Raised after the tumult of the 1960s, she presumed the gender war was over. As one of the youngest female professors to be tenured at Harvard Business School and a mother of three, she swore to young women that... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00
From the age of four, award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph as her ?second father,? when she was placed in his care after her parents left Haiti for America. And so she was both elated and saddened when, at twelve, she joined her parents and youngest brothers in New York City. As Edwidge made a life in a new country,... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 15.99
This rich blend of prayers, poems, and sayings by women writers and sages from around the world and throughout history offers daily inspiration and delight. Included in this collection are diverse voices ranging from the early Sufi mystic Rabia and the trailblazing Mechtild of Magdeburg, to contemporary poets Denise Levertov, Kathleen Norris, Maya... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00
In 1972, when she was seven, Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved from Iran to Southern California, arriving with no firsthand knowledge of this country beyond her father?s glowing memories of his graduate school years here. More family soon followed, and the clan has been here ever since. Funny in Farsi chronicles the American journey of Dumas?s... more...
It's Not a Glass Ceiling, It's a Sticky Floor : Free Yourself From the Hidden Behaviors Sabotaging Your Career SuccessMcGraw-Hill 2007; US$ 24.95
Turn the top 7 career breakers for women into career makers. Statistically, more than one-third of Fortune 500 managers are women-and yet we represent barely five percent of the top earners among executives. Usually, we blame it on men-those ?old boy? networks that don't typically welcome women into ?the club.? But, according to leadership coach Rebecca... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00
In the presidential election of 2008 America seemed ready to elevate a woman to the presidency or vice presidency and?with Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin?was on the verge of actually doing so. Words like inevitable and phenomenon were in the air and the political and cultural stars seemed to be aligned. Why didn?t it happen? What will it take to... more...
- Scribner 2009; US$ 25.00
Enormously visceral, emotionally gripping, and imbued with the belief that justice is possible even after the most horrific of crimes, Alice Sebold's compelling memoir of her rape at the age of eighteen is a story that takes hold of you and won't let go. Sebold fulfills a promise that she made to herself in the very tunnel where she was raped: someday... more...