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Reads tagged with “women”

Coffee, It’s a Man’s Drink: Esquire’s Vintage Rules for Brewing the Perfect Cup
Coffee, It’s a Man’s Drink: Esquire’s Vintage Rules for Brewing the Perfect Cup

“No aspect of your cooking skill will bring you greater or more lasting pleasure than the ability to prepare the drink that stimulates wit and digestion.”

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Gender Politics and the English Language, Pete Seeger Edition
Gender Politics and the English Language, Pete Seeger Edition

“Building a new and livable world will necessitate thousands of little changes.”

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Nellie Was a Lady: 1945 Radio Dramatization of Pioneering Journalist Nellie Bly’s Life
Nellie Was a Lady: 1945 Radio Dramatization of Pioneering Journalist Nellie Bly’s Life

“The life, loves, and laughter of one of America’s most fascinating women.”

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How to Pack Like Pioneering Journalist Nellie Bly, Who Circumnavigated the Globe in 1889 with Just a Small Duffle Bag
How to Pack Like Pioneering Journalist Nellie Bly, Who Circumnavigated the Globe in 1889 with Just a Small Duffle Bag

Two Victorian women race against each other around the world, countering the cultural inertia of their era.

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How to Create the Perfect Wife
How to Create the Perfect Wife

How an 18th-century bachelor enlisted Rousseau’s teachings in Frankensteining his better-ever half.

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Arianna Huffington on Redefining Success: 2013 Smith College Commencement Address
Arianna Huffington on Redefining Success: 2013 Smith College Commencement Address

“Money and power by themselves are a two-legged stool — you can balance on them for a while, but eventually you’re going to topple over.”

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No Kidding: Women Writers and Comedians on the Choice Not to Have Children
No Kidding: Women Writers and Comedians on the Choice Not to Have Children

“Motherhood Personality Disorder is a complex, interfamilial compulsion fueled by estrogen, culture, religion, and the Family Values Industrial Complex.”

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Letters to Ms.: How Mary Thom Built “Social Media” for Women’s Rights in the 1970s
Letters to Ms.: How Mary Thom Built “Social Media” for Women’s Rights in the 1970s

Celebrating the invisible art of making a movement visible.

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Margaret Atwood on Literature’s Women Problem
Margaret Atwood on Literature’s Women Problem

“No male writer is likely to be asked to sit on a panel addressing itself to the special problems of a male writer.”

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The First Book of Space Travel: How a Woman Writer and Illustrator Enchanted Kids with Science in 1953
The First Book of Space Travel: How a Woman Writer and Illustrator Enchanted Kids with Science in 1953

“If I were a fairy godmother, my gift to every child would be curiosity.”

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