The Book of Gutsy Women by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton

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The Book of Gutsy Women (Simon & Schuster, $35) is the first book that Hillary Rodham Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton, both prolific authors, have written together. In it they identify 103 women they define as “gutsy”—women who have changed the world through their ideas, actions, creativity, courage, and persistence. The list is diverse. It includes women across generations, races,
cultures, ethnicities, geographical boundaries, vocations, and avocations. And while some are well known—former congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, tennis champion Billie Jean King, and teenage
climate activist Greta Thunberg, for example—others work or worked in virtual anonymity: scientists like Ada Lovelace and Flossie Wang-Staal, education activists like the rebellious 17th-century nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and modern crusaders like child marriage activist Fraidy Reiss and workers’ rights champion Ai-Jen Poo, and dozens more. In recounting these stories, the authors give voice to women collectively, helping to flesh out a historical narrative that has systematically excluded, ignored, or discounted the experiences, perspectives, and accomplishments of half of the world’s inhabitants. For that alone, and on behalf of womankind, thank you Hillary and Chelsea. P.S. Hope there is a volume 2!

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781501178412
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

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Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey are the two New York Times reporters who (along with Ronan Farrow, writing separately in The New Yorker) revealed to the world two years ago the extensive sexual abuse committed by movie producer Harvey Weinstein. Their book, She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement (Penguin Press, $28) is a riveting, revealing account of how Kantor and Twohey developed that blockbuster, Pulitzer Prize-winning story and its consequences in spurring the #MeToo movement. Their success in documenting Weinstein’s predator behavior, nailing a high-impact story that others before them had tried but failed to confirm, provides a great case study of the kind of tough, exacting effort that goes into first-rate investigative journalism. It also stands as a powerful counterargument to the skepticism about and denigration of news media today.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780525560340
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Penguin Press - September 10th, 2019

More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) -- Elaine Welteroth

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Many people know of  Elaine Weltroth’s work with Teen Vogue and of her lucky white boots, I was elated to find out she wrote a memoir. Because she was the youngest editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue and the first African American director of beauty and health at Condé Nast thought I would fall into a book that was full of advice on how she became just that, however, this book was the opposite. Instead of writing an advice book, she was honest about her career and how hard it was being a FOD (first, only, different) in her industry and what happens when you make to the top. 

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780525561583
Availability: Backordered
Published: Viking - June 11th, 2019

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