Books

Death Is Stupid

Anastasia Higginbotham

"She's in a better place now," adults say again and again. But mortality doesn't seem better, it seems stupid. This forthright exploration of grief and mourning recognizes the anger, confusion, and fear that we feel about death.

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The Cosmopolitans

Sarah Schulman

Two unlikely friends, cast out of their own families, search for understanding in 1950s Bohemian New York City.

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Beijing Comrades

Bei Tong

Beijing Comrades--the first gay novel published in mainland China--is a tale of capitalism, love, power, and secrecy.

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The Feminist Utopia Project

Fifty-Seven Visions of a Wildly Better Future
Edited by
Alexandra Brodsky
Rachel Kauder Nalebuff

What would a world that matched your values look like?

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The Raging Skillet

The True Life Story of Chef Rossi
Rossi

An outsider within her Jersey Shore family, Chef Rossi finds a home for her punk sensibilities inside the kitchen.

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WSQ: The 1970s

Edited by
Shelly Eversley
Michelle Habell-Pallán

Contributors explore the 1970s, a decade that transformed the very notion of female power regarding their bodies, pleasures, and work.

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But Some of Us Are Brave (2nd Ed.)

Black Women's Studies
Edited by
Akasha (Gloria T.) Hull
Patricia Bell Scott
Barbara Smith

This beloved, groundbreaking collection created the necessary coursework to develop the field of black women's studies in the US.

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Stella Dallas

Olive Higgins Prouty

“One of the most entertaining, excellently sustained and consistently developed novels of the season.” —New York Times (1941)

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Thérèse and Isabelle

Violette Leduc

This hidden classic, censored for half a century, follows the obsessive pleasures and repressed secrets of two schoolgirls in love.

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Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate

Letty Cottin Pogrebin

The son of Holocaust survivors promises he'll marry Jewish--but life intervenes when he meets Cleo, an African American activist.

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Eat My Heart Out

Zoe Pilger

"A foul-mouthed Nancy Mitford for the Gawker generation."

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Apocalypse Baby

Virginie Despentes

This on-the-road mystery follows the search for a missing girl, providing a scathing commentary on contemporary life.

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Divorce Is the Worst

Anastasia Higginbotham

A refreshingly honest portrayal of divorce, this beautifully illustrated book offers children the hope of staying whole as parents split.

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$pread

Edited by
Audacia Ray
Eliyanna Kaiser
Rachel Aimee

The essential collection by sex workers on sex work, prostitute rights, and the real media whores who sensationalize them.

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SLUT

A Play and Guidebook for Combating Sexism and Sexual Violence
Katie Cappiello
Meg McInerney

A riveting, true-to-life play and provocative essays examine rape and bullying culture, offering resources for survivors and bystanders.

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Testo Junkie

Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era
Paul B. Preciado

The most visionary book on gender and sexuality today.

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The Riot Grrrl Collection

Edited by Lisa Darms

The original manifestos, calls to arms, and rallying cries of the Riot Grrrl revolution, collected here for the first time.

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