The Women s Room

The Women s Room
Author: Marilyn French
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2011-07-14
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780748132140

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A landmark in feminist literature, THE WOMEN'S ROOM is a biting social commentary of a world gone silently haywire. Written in the 1970s but with profound resonance today, this is a modern allegory that offers piercing insight into the social norms accepted blindly and revered so completely. 'Today's "desperate housewives" eat your heart out! This is the original and still the best, a page-turner that makes you think. Essential reading' Kate Mosse 'They said this book would change lives - and it certainly changed mine' Jenni Murray 'Reading THE WOMEN'S ROOM was an intense and wonderful experience. It is in my DNA' Kirsty Wark 'THE WOMEN'S ROOM took the lid off a seething mass of women's frustrations, resentments and furies; it was about the need to change things from top to bottom; it was a declaration of independence' OBSERVER

The Women s Room

The Women s Room
Author: Marilyn French
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 503
Release: 1988
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0345353617

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The classic feminist novel that awakened both women AND men speaks to everyone about the deepest feelings at the heart of love and relationships. A biting social commentary of an emotional world gone silently haywire. The Women's ROom is a modern allegory that offers piercing insight into the social norms accepted so blindly and revered so completely. The Women's Room questions those accepted truths and poignantly examines the world of hopeful believers looking for new truths.

the womens room

the womens room
Author: marilyn french
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1977
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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The Women s Room

The Women s Room
Author: Marilyn French
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2009-05-27
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780143114505

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The twenty-one-million copy bestselling novel and provocative feminist classic that changed the world when it was first published in 1977 “With The Women’s Room, Marilyn French joined Simone de Beauvoir, Ralph Ellison, and that very small group of writers whose words spark a movement.” —Gloria Steinem In the 1950s, many American women left education and professional advancement behind in order to marry, only to find themselves adrift and unable to support themselves after divorcing their husbands twenty years later. Some became destitute; a few went insane. But many went back to school in the heyday of the Women’s Liberation movement, and were swept up in the promise of equality for both sexes. The Women’s Room tells the story of one such woman: a suburban 1950s housewife named Mira who divorces her loathsome husband and returns to graduate school at Harvard. Loosely based on Marilyn French’s own life, the story of Mira and her friends offers wry, piercing insight into the inner lives of a generation of American women. A powerful indictment of the patriarchal social norms of the time, it caused an uproar when it was first published in 1977, changing the course of the feminist movement forever. Today, it remains timely and eerily relevant—a courageous novel infused with revolutionary fervor that examines the world of hopeful believers looking for new truths.

A Room of One s Own

A Room of One s Own
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publsiher: Renard Press Ltd
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-10-12
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781913724245

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In October 1928 Virginia Woolf was asked to deliver speeches at Newnham and Girton Colleges on the subject of ‘Women and Fiction’; she spoke about her conviction that ‘a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction’. The following year, the two speeches were published as A Room of One’s Own, and became one of the foremost feminist texts. Knitted into a polished argument are several threads of great importance – women and learning, writing and poverty – which helped to establish much of feminist thought on the importance of education and money for women’s independence. In the same breath, Woolf brushes aside critics and sends out a call for solidarity and independence – a call which sent ripples well into the next century. 'Brilliant interweaving of personal experience, imaginative musing and political clarity' — Kate Mosse, The Guardian 'Probably the most influential piece of non-fictional writing by a woman in this century.' — Hermione Lee, The Financial Times

The Ladies Room

The Ladies  Room
Author: Carolyn Brown
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2012-09-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1612186424

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Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life. Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion; a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life; and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home. She doesn't really need a crumbling old house about to fall into nothing but a pile of memories and broken knickknacks. Billy Lee Tucker, resident oddball in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, lived next door to Gert, and in her will she leaves him the funds to help Trudy remodel the old house. That's fine with Billy Lee, because he's been in love with Trudy since before they started school. And just spending time with her is something he'd never ever allowed himself to dream about. A beautiful home rises up from the old house on Broadway, and right along with it rises up a relationship. But is Trudy too scarred from what she heard in the ladies' room to see a lovely future with Billy Lee?

The Keys to the Ladies Room

The Keys to the Ladies  Room
Author: Adri Miller-Heckman
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2012-12
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781477298329

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The Keys to your future success! Women are a goldmine of opportunity for any financial advisor looking to accelerate business growth. The key is knowing what women want and how to apply that knowledge to attract more female clients and generate more referrals. This book is your personal roadmap to making that shift. With the Keys to the Ladies Room you will discover how easy it can be to: • Understand the difference in how men and women relate to money – and convert that knowledge to create a more purpose driven business model. • Develop your personal story which inspires more trust and confidence with both prospects and clients faster • Share what you do in a way that leaves the listener sitting up and craving for more. • Incorporate a more purpose driven process that engages both clients and prospects simultaneously, uncovering more assets and opportunities. • Articulate your true value as a financial advisor (and it's not what you think!)that wins you the big business With time-tested scripts and practical, step-by-step guidance from a former Smith Barney National Training Officer, this book promises to transform your marketing and accelerate business growth by attracting more women clients and creating more loyal raving fans. "This book is destined to start a new revolution in the financial services industry. Adri has artfully combined the strengths of women with the experience and wisdom of men to create a new, refreshing business model for financial advisors. She speaks directly to what advisors need – and what clients want. This is a must-read for any financial professional looking to create a deeply meaningful and highly profitable advisory practice." Barbara Stanny, Bestselling author of Prince Charming Isn't Coming, Overcoming Underearning, and Secrets of Six-Figure Women

The Only Woman in the Room

The Only Woman in the Room
Author: Eileen Pollack
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-09-06
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780807083444

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ONE OF WASHINGTON POST'S NOTABLE NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR “Beautifully written and full of important insights,” this is a bracingly honest exploration of why there are still so few women in the hard sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computer science (Washington Post) In 2005, when Lawrence Summers, then president of Harvard, asked why so few women, even today, achieve tenured positions in the hard sciences, Eileen Pollack set out to find the answer. A successful fiction writer, Pollack had grown up in the 1960s and ’70s dreaming of a career as a theoretical astrophysicist. Denied the chance to take advanced courses in science and math, she nonetheless made her way to Yale. There, despite finding herself far behind the men in her classes, she went on to graduate summa cum laude, with honors, as one of the university’s first two women to earn a bachelor of science degree in physics. And yet, isolated, lacking in confidence, starved for encouragement, she abandoned her ambition to become a physicist. Years later, spurred by the suggestion that innate differences in scientific and mathematical aptitude might account for the dearth of tenured female faculty at Summer’s institution, Pollack thought back on her own experiences and wondered what, if anything, had changed in the intervening decades. Based on six years interviewing her former teachers and classmates, as well as dozens of other women who had dropped out before completing their degrees in science or found their careers less rewarding than they had hoped, The Only Woman in the Room is a bracingly honest, no-holds-barred examination of the social, interpersonal, and institutional barriers confronting women—and minorities—in the STEM fields. This frankly personal and informed book reflects on women’s experiences in a way that simple data can’t, documenting not only the more blatant bias of another era but all the subtle disincentives women in the sciences still face. The Only Woman in the Room shows us the struggles women in the sciences have been hesitant to admit, and provides hope for changing attitudes and behaviors in ways that could bring far more women into fields in which even today they remain seriously underrepresented.

Her Mother s Daughter

Her Mother s Daughter
Author: Marilyn French
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 686
Release: 2013-09-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781480444904

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Famed feminist Marilyn French’s life-affirming saga celebrates the love and sacrifices of four generations of Polish-American mothers and daughters. With Bella Dabrowski close to death, her daughter Anastasia, who has reinvented herself as Stacey Stevens, is trying to penetrate the longstanding barriers between them to understand the woman who gave her life. Through the eyes of Stacey, a divorced, feminist New York photographer, we get to know Bella, a remarkable woman, wife, and mother. The daughter of Polish immigrants, Bella, who renamed herself Belle, clawed her way out of poverty and settled into a middle-class existence. Shifting perspectives between the two women, the reader is drawn into Belle’s life through the lean years of the Depression as well as Stacey’s recollections of her youthful marriage, a lesbian affair, and her tempestuous relationship with her own daughter, Arden. From the groundbreaking author of The Women’s Room, Her Mother’s Daughter explores past and present to reveal the complex, indestructible bonds between daughters and mothers.

Room

Room
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publsiher: HarperCollins Canada
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2010-09-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781443404365

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#1 International Bestseller and award-winning Motion Picture. To five-year-old Jack, Room is the world. It’s where he was born. It’s where he and Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. There are endless wonders that let loose Jack’s imagination: the snake under Bed that he constructs out of eggshells; the imaginary world projected through the TV; the coziness of Wardrobe, where Ma tucks him in safely at night, in case Old Nick comes. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it’s the prison where she’s been held since she was nineteen—for seven long years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in that eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But Jack’s curiosity is building alongside Ma’s own desperation, and she knows that Room cannot contain either indefinitely. Told in the inventive, funny and poignant voice of Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience—and a powerful story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible.

Women and Social Policy

Women and Social Policy
Author: Clare Ungerson,Mary Kember
Publsiher: Red Globe Press
Total Pages: 397
Release: 1997-09-24
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780333601877

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This edition develops themes that are likely to remain topical into the late 1990s and beyond. Where possible, and relevant, much of the material has a comparative (particularly European) perspective

Women s Space

Women s Space
Author: Melanie A. Marotta,Donald E. Palumbo,C.W. Sullivan III
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2020-01-17
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781476636726

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From the Star Wars expanded universe to Westworld, the science fiction western has captivated audiences for more than fifty years. These twelve new essays concentrate on the female characters in the contemporary science fiction western, addressing themes of power, agency, intersectionality and the body. Discussing popular works such as Fringe, Guardians of the Galaxy and Mass Effect, the essayists shed new light on the gender dynamics of these beloved franchises, emphasizing inclusion and diversity with their critical perspectives.

If I Had Your Face

If I Had Your Face
Author: Frances Cha
Publsiher: Bond Street Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-04-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780385694278

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A riveting, feminist debut about four women navigating contemporary South Korea, a world of strict social hierarchies, extreme plastic surgery and K-pop fan mania. "Even as a girl, I knew the only chance I had was to change my face. When I looked into the mirror, I knew everything in it had to change, even before a fortune-teller told me so." This utterly compelling novel follows the interconnected lives of four young women balancing on the edge of survival in contemporary Seoul, Korea. Kyuri is a heartbreakingly beautiful woman with a hard-won job at a "room salon," an exclusive bar where she entertains wealthy businessmen while they drink. Though she prides herself on her cold, clear-eyed approach to life, an impulsive mistake with a client one evening suddenly threatens her livelihood. Her roomate, Miho, is a talented artist who grew up in an orphanage but won a scholarship to study art in New York. Returning to Korea after college, she finds herself in an impossible relationship with the super-wealthy heir to one of Korea's biggest companies. Down the hall from their apartment building lives Ara, a hair stylist whose obsession with a boy-band pop star drives her to desperate extremes. And Wonna, on the floor just below, is a newlywed trying to get pregnant with a child that she and her husband will not be able to afford to raise and educate in the cutthroat economy of Seoul. Together, they give us a gripping picture of their unfamiliar world of cultural hierarchies, yet unmistakably universal in the ways their tentative friendships will prove their saving grace.

The Book of Night Women

The Book of Night Women
Author: Marlon James
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-02-19
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781101011317

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From the author of the National Book Award finalist Black Leopard, Red Wolf and the WINNER of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for A Brief History of Seven Killings "An undeniable success.” — The New York Times Book Review A true triumph of voice and storytelling, The Book of Night Women rings with both profound authenticity and a distinctly contemporary energy. It is the story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they- and she-will come to both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age they see her as the key to their plans. But when she begins to understand her own feelings, desires, and identity, Lilith starts to push at the edges of what is imaginable for the life of a slave woman, and risks becoming the conspiracy's weak link. But the real revelation of the book-the secret to the stirring imagery and insistent prose-is Marlon James himself, a young writer at once breath­takingly daring and wholly in command of his craft.

The Only Woman in the Room

The Only Woman in the Room
Author: Marie Benedict
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-01-08
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781492666875

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The New York Times and USA Today Bestseller! She possessed a stunning beauty. She also possessed a stunning mind. Could the world handle both? Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star. But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she knew a few secrets about the enemy. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis...if anyone would listen to her. A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece.