FEMINIST MEMOIR Gift Set

Motion_Moskowitz.jpgThe founder of the Feminist Press and one of our most accomplished essayists limn women’s lives with wit and eloquence—a gift for savoring our history and contemplating our future.

FEMINISM IN THE MIDDLE EAST Gift Set

middle_east.jpgDefiant women in the Middle East: the celebrated Iranian novel Women Without Men, now a feature film by Shirin Neshat; and the shocking but true coming-of-age memoir about life during wartime in Beirut in The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing by Darina Al-Joundi.

Includes one copy of WOMEN WITHOUT MEN: A Novel of Modern Iran ($15.95) and one copy of THE DAY NINA SIMONE STOPPED SINGING ($14.95) for $15.

QUEER STORIES Gift Set

queer_story.jpgMx. Justin Vivian Bond's exhilarating memoir about growing up queer in suburban Maryland, and Laurie Week's electrifying novel of drugs and unrequited love in New York's East Village make great companions for anyone who has felt like an outsider.

Includes one copy of TANGO: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels ($16.95) and one copy of ZIPPER MOUTH ($14.95) for $15.

FEMINIST CLASSICS Gift Set

witches_complaints.jpg These two contemporary classics by Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English provide a brief history of "female disorders" and how men diagnose and treat them.

Includes one copy of COMPLAINTS AND DISORDERS 2ND ED. ($9.95) and one copy of WITCHES, MIDWIVES, AND NURSES 2ND ED. ($8.95) for $10.

THE CONTEMPORARY MANIFESTO Gift Set

contemp_manifesto.jpg French pornographer Virginie Despentes and Spanish philosopher Jana Leo each experience life-changing acts of violence which compel them to fight back. These books are must reads for any feminist organizing in the contemporary moment.

Includes one copy of KING KONG THEORY ($15.95) and one copy of RAPE NEW YORK ($14.95) for $15.

LIFE-AS-ART Gift Set

life_as_art.jpg The inspirational life stories of an avant-garde filmmaker and a fearless pop-action choreographer are sure to ignite that creative fire every artist yearns to start.

Includes one copy of STREB: How to Become an Extreme Action Hero ($18.95) and one copy of HAMMER!: Making Movies Out of Sex and Life ($19.95) for $15.

ART + ACTIVISM GRAPHIC Gift Set

art_activism.jpgA captivating memoir of an iconoclastic Jewish artist, and a stunning collection of posters from the the Just Seeds people's history project make a wonderful holiday gift for the art lover in your life.

Includes one copy of WHATEVER IS CONTAINED MUST BE RELEASED ($29.95) and one copy of CELEBRATE PEOPLE'S HISTORY ($24.95) for $30.

Hot Pick: 12-05-2011

Dru Levasseur, co-founder of the Jim Collins Foundation, tells FP:

Must Read

DON'T BE NICE, BE REAL: Balancing Passion for Self with Compassion for Others by Kelly Bryson

Must See

Female Perversions (I LOVE Tilda Swinton!)

Must Do

Love a trans person, get involved in a cause in which you believe (i.e., Jim Collins Foundation), trust yourself and the process.

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Hot Pick: 11-09-2011

CHERYL, artist collective, tells FP:

Must Read

JUST KIDS by Patti Smith

Must See

Carsten Höller: Experience

Must Do

Thrash wildly to rejuvenate yourself, sleep in your facepaint, and then go check out our friends FCKNLZ at Recess in Red Hook for a special event on 11/11/11

Favorite Press: FP!

Hot Pick: 10-11-2011

Kristina Gray (aka K La Rock), DJ, writer, activist, tells FP:

Must Read

Of Another Fashion

Must See

30 Americans

Must Do

Listen to Work the Walls Vol 1. mixtape

Favorite Press: FP!