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41. The Ultimate Guide to Cunnilingus:
42. Pregnancy: The Ultimate Week-by-Week
43. Crazy Salad: Some Things About
44. In a Different Voice: Psychological
45. Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth About
46. A Quest In The Middle East: Gertrude
47. Miracle: A Celebration of New
48. Mayo Clinic Complete Book of Pregnancy
49. In Search of Sisterhood
50. The Girlfriends' Guide to Toddlers
51. Mother-Daughter Wisdom: Creating
52. Women's Lives, Women's Legacies:
53. Mismeasure of Women: Why Women
54. The Female Thing: Dirt, Sex, Envy,
55. Civilized Assertiveness for Women:
56. Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution
57. A Room of One's Own
58. Woman's Worth
59. Nursing Mother, Working Mother:
60. Hardball for Women: Rev. Ed.

41. The Ultimate Guide to Cunnilingus: How to Go Down on a Woman and Give Her Exquisite Pleasure (Ultimate Guides Series)
by Cleis Press
Paperback (April, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great help!
I read the book and found it very insightful and let my husband read it and what a BIG difference this book has made!! I highly reccomend it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Please give me more....
I want it.. I want it again.. I want it badly. Thanks to Violet Blue, she is a brilliant author. This book is just amazing. Men need to understand female anatomy which you can find in chapter 3. Oral Seduction was interesting and helpful.
4-0 out of 5 stars A useful contribution on the subject
As a cunnilingus devotee for several years I have bought other books on it both for the pleasure of reading them and any extra information that will help me pleasure my women this way - they have certainly appreciated it! The books have much common information - as you'd expect- but like this one they have different emphasis and different topics.The investment in buying all the cunnilingus books isn't big - less than $[...]- and is well worthwhile for the spice it will give, both to you as a performer and your woman in the event she is a reluctant receiver.
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42. Pregnancy: The Ultimate Week-by-Week Pregnancy Guide
by Meredith Books
Paperback (28 February, 2006)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Not my favorite
This is my fourth child and I was bored with my old pregnancy books.This book contains good information, but the writing style seemed strange.The author seems to have some "issues" that I found distracting.When talking about ultrasounds she says that "you might see your baby. . .frowning as if to say, 'You again?'"I guess she just seems very negative about pregnancy in general.
5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent and Educational
I found this book to be an excellent reference and informative of my weekly progress, as well as what to expect in coming weeks.The color photos of the baby's progress are amazing, the section layout comprehensive, the glossary and relative questions helpful.I felt it was a bonus for Dr. Riley to cover post-partum and baby care, questions and information about the many pre-natal testing out there.It helps educate and inform without overloading the reader.
3-0 out of 5 stars Not great
I don't care for the way this book is organized. I have only glanced at "What to Expect...", but the two books seem very similar, with small sections (paragraph-length or sometimes longer) in each chapter that are usually not in any obviously logical order, which makes it difficult to reference. The information is also pretty basic. I would say this reads more like tiny magazine articles than any comprehensive and useful guide to rely on in your pregnancy. I haven't found any other guide that really excites me, but the closest I've found is the "Mayo Clinic's Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy". That book gives all the same information you find in this plus more in a more logical format.
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43. Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women (Modern Library Humor and Wit)
by Modern Library
Paperback (30 May, 2000)
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2-0 out of 5 stars A New York Snob Speaks
Nora Ephron is quite sure of herself and her friends, and laughs heartily at the yahoos in the Midwest who cook and love their husbands. While her writing is often amusing, her attitude of condescension and wearying self-glorification is grotesque. And to see her way back at the beginning of the Women's Movement equally sure of how circumstances would improve for women is especially painful. She poo-poohs those who wonder if women's life will actually improve, (and her own "Encounter Group" partners certainly cast doubt upon that) and lives in a world where people such as herself need not be troubled by real life.2-0 out of 5 stars Funny at times but some material very dated
I enjoyed part of this book.I laughed at a few of her stories but some of the chapters were so dated that I didn't know what she was talking about let alone whether it was funny.Maybe I was a bit too young to appreciate it all.

5-0 out of 5 stars Love this book
I read this book years ago and bought it again for my daughter.The piece on breasts is just as hilarious and relevant today (sad to say) as it was when I first read it. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Feminism    2. Feminism & Feminist Theory    3. Form - Essays    4. General    5. Humor    6. Social Science    7. Sociology Of Women    8. United States    9. Women    10. Women's Studies - General    11. English    12. Humor / General    13. Humour collections & anthologies   

44. In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development
by Harvard University Press
Paperback (01 July, 1993)
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4-0 out of 5 stars My Opinion on In a Different Voice
I thought that I was going to be overwhelmed with feminist views when I first checked this book out of the library; I was rather turned off. But when I started to read, I was intrigued. It was interesting to see the contrast between the different genders.
1-0 out of 5 stars A Myth is Born
In Psychology, as in other academic disciplines, the normal process is to conduct research on significant numbers of subjects, have the methodology and results peer reviewed, publish the research, then perhaps cross over to mass media.Gilligan has used Harvard's cache to ignore this responsible and time honored protocol.She used tiny samples, reached unwarranted conclusions, rushed them into print on the mass market, and started making the talk show circuit.Now, over 20 years later and after thirty some reprintings, she still has not published her research! Furthermore, she refuses to allow other researchers to see her data!
5-0 out of 5 stars Good starting point for learning about women's psychology
Originally published in 1982, this book was in its 33rd printing when it was reissued in 1993.It describes the developmental differences between men and women and what that means.Harvard professor Carol Gilligan explains that male development has typically focused on separation, individuation, logic, and hierarchy.Female development, on the other hand, has emphasized attachment, relationship, connection, and communication.I had several "ahas!" while reading this book for the first time in 2003.While I've always discounted some of Sigmund Freud's work, it had never occurred to me that much of traditional psychological theory, including the work of Jean Piaget, Erik Erickson, and Lawrence Kohlberg, has also been based on observations of men, then applied to women.As a result of comparisons to male norms that don't fit their own experience, women have often felt discounted and inferior, rather than simply different.It made sense to me that these comparisons and significant developmental differences often result in women feeling selfish and guilty when focusing on their own needs, rather than those of others.It also fit my experience that men and women tend to respond differently to attachment and separation issues.According to Gilligan, men see danger more often in intimacy than in achievement, while women sense more danger in impersonal and competitive situations.Gilligan's observations have generated quite a bit of controversy over the years (as indicated by some of the previous reviews on this list!), but ring true for many women (including me), and have been used as a stepping stone for the work of many later authors. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Developmental Psychology    2. Feminism & Feminist Theory    3. Longitudinal studies    4. Mental Health    5. Moral development    6. Psychology    7. Psychology Of Sexuality    8. Sociology    9. Women    10. Women's Studies - General    11. Philosophy & theory of psychology    12. Popular psychology    13. Psychology & Psychiatry / General    14. Social, group or collective psychology    15. Women's studies   

45. Baby Laughs: The Naked Truth About the First Year of Mommyhood
by Dutton Adult
Hardcover (25 April, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I recommend this book for anyone thinking about having having a baby or who is pregnant.Sometimes the best way to address tough issues is with humor and this book is hysterical.Jenny hits the nail on the head.

3-0 out of 5 stars Amusing, but not particularly innovative
There are some very funny and truthful parts of this book, but I wouldn't really call it revolutionary.Maybe most moms just don't sit around and talk honestly with their friends like I do.Not everyone will appreciate her humor or agree with some of her parenting choices.I was unimpressed with the chapter on breastfeeding.It came off as ill-informed and defensive rather than comical.But that's okay, to each her own. Overall McCarthy has a funny and self-deprecating way of writing that makes this very readable.If you're looking for light reading and some fun, this could be a good book for you.I'd recommend checking it out from the library or borrowing it from a friend though.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must read for Potential Moms
I bought this book for a funny and insightful look at what the first year may bring. I couldn't put it down once I started reading it and laughed myself into tears. It was a insightful and humorus look at what it might be like. It did not convince me to get pregnant but I am thinking about it and now have a better idea of what I'm in for. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. American Satire And Humor    2. Child Care/Parenting    3. Family & Relationships    4. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    5. General    6. Humor    7. Infants    8. Infants & Toddlers - Infants    9. Life Stages - Infants & Toddlers/Infants    10. Motherhood    11. Mothers    12. Parent And Child    13. Parenting - General    14. Parenting - Motherhood    15. Topic - Family    16. Family & Relationships / Parenting   

46. A Quest In The Middle East: Gertrude Bell And The Making Of Modern Iraq
by I. B. Tauris & Company
Hardcover (03 March, 2006)
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4-0 out of 5 stars "Our Eastern Affairs are Complex Beyond All Words"
History is useful not only for revealing the past, but also in foreshadowing what the future might hold.In the case of Iraq, this is a very important matter.This book by Liora Likutz, a scholar who is currently at the Truman Institute in Jerusalem, describes the making of modern Iraq through the life of one the two key protagonists who drew its boundaries on the map following World War I.Those two individuals were T.E. Lawrence and Gertrude Bell.While the broad outline of Lawrence's life and exploits in the Middle East are well known to many, Gertrude Bell remains more of a mystery.This book attempts to pull back that veil.Anyone who seeks to understand the currents and tides swirling underneath modern Iraq needs to understand how this country came to be, and the complex life of Gertrude Bell is a good place to start.
5-0 out of 5 stars Understanding Irak
Facinating and exciting point of view of Irak through Gertrude Bell's life.
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47. Miracle: A Celebration of New Life
by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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5-0 out of 5 stars Only God can create life
This book is truly a celebration of life.If you read this book and still think that allowing abortions on demand is okay, then your heart has grown too hard.dls

5-0 out of 5 stars Miracle:A Celebration of New Life
The book filled with unbelievable moving pictures of babies and the lovely songs on the CD make this book choice one of my favorites.

2-0 out of 5 stars some almost ghoulish
Some of the Geddes photos in this book are a bit extreme - almost ghoulish - with babies under stretched sheer fabric - giving a weird, almost preborn appearance to the infant. Most of the photos, though, are beautiful and creative and just what we have come to expect from this photographer. The audio CD by Celine Dion is absolute perfection. ... Read more

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48. Mayo Clinic Complete Book of Pregnancy & Baby's First Year
by William Morrow
Hardcover (08 December, 1994)
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The 9 months preceding and the 12 months following child birth are exciting, trying, confusing times; they are the months of many questions. You wonder about your itchy palms, morning sickness, fetus development, home midwife or hospital doctor choices, what to eat, amniocentesis, miscarriages, labor painkillers, maintaining your physical and emotional health after childbirth, and, not least, how to care for your growing, developing baby. A live-in pediatrician would be nice; a 750-page comprehensive reference guide is the next best solution. It won't eliminate anxiety, but it's a reassuring presence, and a soothing source of answers and explanations. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Good book, but appears out dated....
I was very excited to receive this book, and started reading it immediately.It is a large hard-cover edition, certainly making it feel as though it has all the information you'll ever need.I'm sure this book has tons of good information, but when I got to the nutrition section, I knew that the food pyramid they showed was out of date.I hadn't checked the copyright when I ordered the book and was disappointed to see that it was published in 1994!12 years old is pretty old when it comes to any medical/health information, and so I'm returning it for the more updated "Mayo Clinic Guide to a healthy Pregnancy".I would have liked the new version to also cover the first year of life like this book, but I need up-to-date information, or I won't trust it.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best
This is absolutely the best resource for anyone trying to conceive, pregnant, with an infant or just curious about the entire process.
5-0 out of 5 stars Get This Book FREE!
This is a wonderful book to have throughout your pregnancy and your child's first year.It has been a great help to me and my family.Yes, it is a thick book, but it has lots of great information.
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49. In Search of Sisterhood
by Amistad
Paperback (29 August, 1994)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Great book if your interested
This book is great if you're interested in how Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. came into existence, especially if you are interested in becoming apart of the organization. Another good book is The Divine Nine. Many people believe that there is animosity between DST and AKA because of the creation of DST. That is not so, and if you read this book you will find this to be true.Also, to dispel the complexion/color myth, if you look at the founders of both organizations you will see various, beautiful shades of brown, ranging from tan to sepia. There are pictures in The Divine Nine.

5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful Account of the History of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
The first time I read this book was Sophomore year of college at Clark Atlanta University.Once I began reading this book I realized that Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is an excellent example of what a sorority should be. The foresight of the founders to chart their own course and to consistently strive for excellence shines through even in the modern day activities of the sorority.Paula Giddings put her heart and soul into this book and it is a must read for anyone who wants to learn about sisterhood at its best.Although I am not a member, I will certainly make Delta Sigma Theta my first and only choice.Kudos to Ms. Giddings for a job well done!

5-0 out of 5 stars College students do make change in their communities and the country
I was never a Greek, but I read this book because I am familiar with Delta Sigma Theta from their activities at my alma mater, and have enjoyed Paula Giddings's other research about black women's history. Unsurprisingly, I also enjoyed this book. It explains how Delta Sigma Theta provided a critical organizing space for collegiate black women in an era trying to make them choose between the identities and at a time when their being in college itself was a rarity.
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50. The Girlfriends' Guide to Toddlers
by Perigee Trade
Paperback (01 February, 1999)
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Beyond child development theory and experts, beyond the"shoulds" and the "don'ts" that guilt-ridden parents constantly hear echoing in their ears, there's Vicki Iovine, America's favorite "girlfriend" and mother-in-the-trenches. In Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Just not that into it.
I also didn't like it. I don't see what the hype is about it personally. I thought Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy was great but this one doesn't tell you anything that common sense wouldn't! I say if you want to try it out, use the library. That way you aren't wasting your money on it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Thank you for making me feel normal!
I love Vicki's books, her sense of humour and sometimes outrageous comments help me feel sane in this otherwise insane parenting ride.If you're looking for the politically correct, always attached parenting book...please save yourself the bother, you'll only get hot under the collar!If, on the other hand, you struggle to do your best, have a load of parent baggage left over from your parents, feel life has got to be more amusing than it currently is...then read and enjoy!

2-0 out of 5 stars Ummm... what is everyone raving about?
I unfortunaely am not like every other person who has read this book . I too am one of those "Hippie" moms (not the worst thing in the world to be called, but I am insulted nonetheless)- although there are a few cute anectdotes in this book that make me smile I can only say that is why I gave this book two stars instead of one.
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51. Mother-Daughter Wisdom: Creating a Legacy of Physical and Emotional Health
by Bantam
Hardcover (22 February, 2005)
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...with wisdom and truth. You read her words and know somewhere deep inside that it's true--the connection with our mothers--and the connection with our daughters. This is a wonderful book to give and to receive. Your girlfriends, daughters and sisters will thank you. Sound medical advice and much, much more. MOTHERING-DAUGHTER WISDOM is not only the best in its field, there's little to compare!
5-0 out of 5 stars Dr. Northrup walks her talk!
I always look to see if an author stands in their truth.If they walk their talk.Dr. Christiane Northrup does.I have read all of her books, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause and now Mother-Daughter Wisdom.They all embody her path to well-being and her knowledge on the subject of women's health. In her book Mother-Daughter Wisdom, she shares her own life experiences from raising two daughters and her expertise as a medical doctor and relates them to health and wellness.I find this book to be a great tool and guide to help mothers raise empowered daughters and a model for a healthy mother-daughter relationship.I have three grown daugthers and would have loved to have had this book when they were growing up.I found out through much trial and error how to raise empowered daughters.Dr. Northrup is a pioneer in our time venturing into these unchartered waters of how mothers and daughters can have a balanced and loving relationship.She addresses the many challenges in our society today facing girls and gives suggestions on how to deal with them in a positive way.She talks about mothers caring and nurturing themselves in order to care for their daughter.This book is also areference book as Dr. Northrup covers from birth to adulthood for the many stages in a mother and daughter's life.Mothers, men, and women without children, would benefit by reading this book to connect with their own legacy with their mother or if raising a daughter.
5-0 out of 5 stars Mother-Daughter
Looks deep into the souls of mothers and daughters and imparts wisdom for both. ... Read more

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52. Women's Lives, Women's Legacies: Passing Your Beliefs and Blessings to Future Generations: Creating Your Own Spiritual-Ethical Will
by Fairview Press
Paperback (01 September, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Women's Lives, Women's Legacies - a radiant guidebook
I'm a woman who's been blessed with a long and varied life. I've always wanted to share my experiences with my nieces, and to offer them my hard-earned wisdom so that they might move into womanhood a little better informed than I was. I've also had an inner desire to be seen and valued by them. 5-0 out of 5 stars Women's Lives, Women's Legacies - Bravo
Women's Lives, Women's Legacies is a powerful tool to jump-start your own story and to share it with others.I found it thought provocing - answering questions about oneself, one's history, and future a wonderful communication tool.I enjoyed thinking about my naming process, secrets, values, and spirituality. The format of the book could be used in ways most suited to how I saw my own legacy.Being newly married I answered the questions for myself and then asked my husband about himself and his family-I learned new things about both.Whether you are married or single, have children or none, you will find your place is this beautifully written soul-searching book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Brings forth women's wisdom
I am a writer, counselor, and teacher in my 60's, married for over 40 years, with grown children and one grandchild.So I can recommend this book especially to midlife and older women. This book can help us harvest the fruits of our abundant life experience and share them with a wisdom-starved world.Read more

Subjects:  1. Applied Ethics    2. Authorship    3. Ethics & Moral Philosophy    4. Feminism    5. Genealogy    6. Inspirational    7. Inspirational - Gifts    8. Judaism    9. Judaism - General    10. Philosophy    11. Religious aspects    12. Spirituality - Women's    13. Wills, Ethical    14. Women In Judaism    15. Women's Studies - General    16. Family & Relationships / Interpersonal Relations   

53. Mismeasure of Women: Why Women Are Not the Better Sex, the Inferior Sex, or the Opposite Sex
by Touchstone
Paperback (26 February, 1993)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Equality of outcome, not uniformity of treatment
It isn't necessary to agree with everything in this witty book to realize that its subject - male bias - is crucial to our understanding of ourselves as humans. It is such an obvious, if overlooked, fact that using the male as the standard of normalcy for humans is illogical.
5-0 out of 5 stars Man Is the Measure of All Things
... is the double-entendre premise of this book and it is very well articulated. Ms. Tavris points out a tendancy to see men as the norm and women as the deviant and therefore something to be corrected and studied. She demonstrates as much with, for example, the following-
5-0 out of 5 stars Even handed and inspiring
This book really lifted my spirits in its even-handed treatment of the 'language' of the genders.It explored the cultural expectations---and decpetions----about the genders, and gave each credit and offered an uplifting, intelligent, hopeful conclusion.I especially liked the fact that she gave men their due for their often-misunderstood gestures of affection and care----the clumsy and non glamorous gifts that form the backbone for so many sitcom jokes.Tavris is a sympathetic and vivid writer with wonderful logical and analytical abilities. ... Read more

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54. The Female Thing: Dirt, Sex, Envy, Vulnerability
by Pantheon
Hardcover (17 October, 2006)
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55. Civilized Assertiveness for Women: Communication with Backbone...not Bite
by Albion Street Press
Paperback (October, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
I knew I needed to set limits with other people, but I didn't have the words.This book does.It gives a few phrases that work everywhere with everyone, as well as other phrases to use with bosses vs. colleagues, or with coworkers vs. family and friends.It's not your average "self-help" book -- it's down to earth and truly useful.The author explains how women are raised to not stand up for themselves and then show how we can do it without getting the backlash we fear or expect.It's a great book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Who needs Dr. Phil?
I wish I'd found this book years ago.The author doesn't just tell you what to say; she also tells you why it's important.What I found most helpful is that there's a major difference between being assertive and being aggressive, as well as between being civil and being passive.The ideas and skills in this book are so useful that my husband even read it and uses the skills at work and with me.This book has good ideas based on solid research that you can actually use!

5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for all women
This is a guide for not only women in the workplace but women in their personal lives.We have been preconditioned to act and talk in specific way.This book easily guides you into making sound decisions on choices of responses to difficult situations. It is easy to follow and helps you speak what is truly on your mind without being cruel.It is all about being direct and getting what you want!! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Assertiveness in women    2. Assertiveness training    3. Interpersonal Relations    4. Interpersonal communication    5. Psychology    6. Social Science    7. Sociology    8. Women's Studies - General   

56. Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope
by Random House
Hardcover (02 May, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Fighting for Home and Country
There is so much to be learned from this book.It is a history lesson of Iran.It provides a window into Koranic teachings and Islamic law."In Islam, there exists a tradition of intellectual interpretation and innovation known as 'ijtihad', practiced by jurists and clerics over the centuries to debate the meaning of Koranic teachings as well as their application to modern ideas and situations.Sunni Islam effectively closed the door to 'ijtihad' several centures back, but in Shia Islam, the process and spirit of 'ijtihad' thrive."
5-0 out of 5 stars Inside Iran . . .
Written by Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, this highly readable memoir reaches out specifically to American readers to help them understand the Islamic Republic of Iran as the two countries continue on what gives every appearance of a collision course. While Iran (Persia) can look back over a history of 3000 years, recent memory of political history dates from the 1953 CIA-assisted overthrow of its democratically elected prime minister, Mossadegh. The more than 50 years since then, as remembered by Ebadi, are a record of sometimes concealed, sometimes open animosity between our two nations, leading to the current dispute over Iran's development of a nuclear capability.
5-0 out of 5 stars Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope
Shirin Ebadi's book helped me to understand Iran's people.It is interesting to read what other countries think of ours and why.She has done remarkable work over the years in a country that holds women down.She was not born to wear veils and even when she married they were not worn.The book is not overly political.I would recommend it highly. ... Read more

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57. A Room of One's Own
by Harvest Books
Paperback (27 December, 1989)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Surprisingly, this long essay about society and art and sexism is one of Woolf's most accessible works. Woolf, a major modernist writer and critic, takes us on an erudite yet conversational--and completely entertaining--walk around the history of women in writing, smoothly comparing the architecture of sentences by the likes of William Shakespeare and Jane Austen, all the while lampooning the chauvinistic state of university education in the England of her day. When she concluded that to achieve their full greatness as writers women will need a solid income and a privacy, Woolf pretty much invented modern feminist criticism. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A woman's liberation classic
This is a beautifully written and highly enjoyable exploration of the history of women in writing. It is also a plea for the liberation of women, and their full entrance into the world of Literature. Woolf argues that a woman needs financial independence, a room , that is a space of her own, if she is to be able to truly create. She also needs the kind of access to everyday life that women confined to hearth and home were as she sees it, traditionally denied.
4-0 out of 5 stars a room for what?
This essay reunites several works from Virginia Woolf about the right of women to possess a place - a room- to read, write and work, intended that not as domestic work as was usual for women during many times.
5-0 out of 5 stars To get a room of one's own
Woolf's argument that "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction," holds true not just for fiction but for any activity a woman wants to pursue. The early 20th century essay is still widely relevant, and not just in developing countries.
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58. Woman's Worth
by Ballantine Books
Paperback (08 March, 1994)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Refreshingly balanced!
I expected this to be more of a religious-type book:"THE Bible says...."It was nothing like that!!!One of my pleasant surprises was that the author is pro-choice!
5-0 out of 5 stars A Woman's Worth
I highly recommend this book for any woman who is graduating college, getting married, having children, dealing with divorce, coping with aging parents or feeling completely overthe edge. It's is a feel good book that makes a woman feel completely understood and worthy. It reminds us who we truly are and how much value we contribute. When everyone or everything around you leads you to feel spent and worthless, this is the book to read. It's the book to treasure and refer to whenver life gets out of control. I've given it to my best friends and they love it.

2-0 out of 5 stars Feel good feminity, if she's so worthy then how come ...
Williamson does a great job describing the goddess and valuing our feminity. Readers will get that usual warm fuzzy feeling that Marianne is so good at evoking. In the dozen plus years since writing this book it seems that her own advice just doesn't cut it anymore than weekly psychotherapy sessions do for others. Perhaps the "imbalance of male/female energies" in the world is to blame. Williamson's lectures or "ministry" seem to reflect a segment of the female population that are highly intelligent, well-educated, articulate, charismatic, attractive, and a basket of neurotic therapy junkies. There is a distinction between maintaining well-being and indulging in self-help addiction at the expense of your life. Williamson's Woman's Worth appeals to an audience of modern women seeking solace or hiding their desire for an M.R.S. degree. Jean Shinoda Bolen's "Goddesses in Everywoman" is a real classic from the early 1990's. If you're looking to have Jungian archetypes on a feminine divine force empower you woman-ness ... pick up Bolen's books instead. For all Marianne's mantra of women power ... she still grips in her latest book about turning 50, having no man in her life, and the other usual complainsts since her lectures on metaphysics began in 1983 ... mainly about men leaving her for someone they love enough to marry. Williamson's "student of life" content, heavily borrowed from all sorts of Bay Area New Age "stuff", is great for anyone who wants to scratch the surface of spirituality rather than deepen into it. My humble advice: take-up Buddhism, see a real therapist, and listen to women who are living the life YOU want in different areas (love, career, health, etc).
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59. Nursing Mother, Working Mother: The Essential Guide for Breastfeeding and Staying Close to Your Baby After You Return to Work
by Harvard Common Press
Paperback (25 February, 1996)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Finally!-- a nursing guide with one foot in the real world
With an adopted 10-month old at home, my first pregnancy turned out to be twins. I loved my 40+ hour management level job and did not want to leave. I did not think nursing was an option, and quite frankly wasn't that interested in it anyway. This book changed my mind. It is down-to-earth and gave me the grounding I needed to think creatively and yet realistically about what I needed and what my children needed from me. I ended up nursing my twins almost exclusively for 2.5 years. Best decision I've ever made. I highly recommend this book and purchase it for every pregnant mom I know who inquires about nursing and managing a challenging work-filled life.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Guidelines
This book I feel was very helpful to me even though my son was born early and breastfeeding attempts were unsuccessful. The book gives great insight to nursing successfully as well as working successfully while nursing, and I will pass this book to all of my friends that are pregnant and returning to work mothers in the future. I think first time breastfeeding mothers returning to work are very frightened and even intimidated by the thought and really need someone to help lay a timetable down (of course as a baseline, everyones life is a bit different so all will need to make some adjustments). this book really helped to give that needed structure and to let you know it is possible. The only thing I disliked about this book was the amount of talk about co-sleeping and some other opinions that get fluffed around, at times it feels a tid bit pushy, but if you can get past those frequent comments and hint arounds then its no problem. HIGHLY reccomend this book to returning to work mothers. ... Read more

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60. Hardball for Women: Rev. Ed.
by Plume
Paperback (25 January, 2005)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Insightful
This book points out a lot of things women might be aware of but don't really think about.It really changed my perspective and the whole office politic games.I bought this book are a couple of women friends in management and would recommend this to anyone in a supervisor position.

4-0 out of 5 stars Learn to play hardball--woman style
This review is a collaborative writing project completed by a ENGL/227 class at DeVry University in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado.
4-0 out of 5 stars Good guidance for Women
Working in a male-dominated company in a male-dominated field (sales) I had noticed some of the behaviors mentioned in this book. However, "Hardball" gave me insight into WHY I saw these behaviors and how to deal with them. The book is getting a little dated (the power suit/skirt is out, the power suit with slacks is the choice of women executives these days) but still very good information. You must keep in mind that not ALL men think this way - as with all generalizations you have to keep flexible and adapt to the situation. A must read for any woman who is mystified by the behaviors she sees around her and wants to move up in the corporate world. ... Read more

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