The Politics of Being a Woman

Feminism, Media and 21st Century Popular Culture

The Politics of Being a Woman

What does it mean to be a woman in the 21st century? The feminist movement has a long and rich history, but is its time now passed? This edited collection is driven by the question, why is feminism viewed by some (we would add a majority) as outdated, no longer necessary and having achieved its goals, and what role have the media played in this?

Time to Be Happy

Time to Be Happy

Time To Be Happy is a guide for women of all ages. It is designed to help people find happiness in all areas of their life. Areas such as finding love, gaining prosperity, understanding universal laws, and even offers suggestions in many other areas of every day life. This is a book perfect for both sexes, but designed to help women rise above the many limiting obstacles of today's world.

How to Be a Good Wife

How to Be a Good Wife

I know what my husband would say: that I have too much time on my hands; that I need to keep myself busy. That I need to take my medication. Empty nest syndrome, he tells his friends at the pub, his mother. He’s always said I have a vivid imagination. Marta has been married to Hector for longer than she can remember. She has always tried hard to be a good wife. But now Hector has come home with a secret. And Marta is beginning to imagine – or revisit – a terrifying truth . . .

Diamonds Are Not Always a Girl’S Best Friend

Diamonds Are Not Always a Girl’S Best Friend

When Brooklyn native Kennedy Owens moves to Orlando, Florida, her six best friends follow. The seven girls are enjoying their new life down south but are also dealing with a myriad of unpleasant life circumstances. Luckily, they have each other to lean on every step of the way. Unfortunately, there is an old friend back home in New York who isnt so much a friend but someone who wishes she were living the girls lives instead of her own. Despite the fact that she stays behind in Brooklyn, Diamond Robinson begins to cause trouble for the seven friends. Its bad enough that she sets out to win Skys husband, Fuji. But when Diamond hatches a plan to teach Portia what it means to live in the real world, she has taken it one step too far.

We Have a Good Time ... Don't We?

We Have a Good Time ... Don't We?

In her hilarious debut, Maeve Higgins smashes the brittle veneer on the creme brulée of life and hands around spoons, so we can all taste the delicious absurdity that lies beneath. She then promises to stop making terrible food analogies about everything. From terrifying hen nights, malevolent dolphins and angry bakers, to runaway cats, a stalker who won't commit and the curse of over-politeness, Maeve writes with warmth and wit about what it's like to be a regular human girl. We Have a Good Time...Don't We? introduces a strikingly original voice that celebrates the truth of what we really feel about ourselves through these hilarious and perceptive snapshots of life.

A Good Night Out for the Girls

Popular Feminisms in Contemporary Theatre and Performance

A Good Night Out for the Girls

Moving across the boundaries of mainstream and experimental circuits, from the affective pleasures of commercially successful shows such as Calendar Girls and Mamma Mia! to the feminist possibilities of new burlesque and stand-up, this book offers a lucid and accessible account of popular feminisms in contemporary theatre and performance.

How To Get a Girl To Like You

The Gospel of Attracting Women

How To Get a Girl To Like You

This is not a book about pick up lines, being taller, using pheromones, positive thinking B.S., or even going to the right places to meet single women. You see, the plain truth is that it is much more fruitful for you, if your work on making yourself attractive to women, than keep looking for the right places to meet women. If you can make yourself attractive to women, than you can effortlessly and naturally attract any and all women, regardless of any sausage fest conditions you may find yourself in. And without any hard work, black voodoo magic, or making a deal with the devil. In this book we will reveal all the dirty little secrets to making yourself attractive to every woman and shift your perspective from looking for women, to finding the right woman. Listen, there are 3 components we will go through in detail in this book, a philosophical, strategic, and behavioral component. You see, women aren’t concerned with how good looking you are, or even how much money you make. This is why women date cheaters, criminals, and drug dealers. Look, if you can follow this simple guide to make yourself magnetic to every woman, it doesn’t matter how good looking your are, your age, height, weight, ethnicity, race, religion, or creed. You will create recurring passive streams of sexy single women all banging on your door, wanting to hang out with you, date you, make out with you, and even sleep with you. In this book we will cover: - Why women like a-holes, jerks, and bad boys - How to talk to women - How to be confident - How to be a ladies man - How to destroy approach anxiety - Exactly what to say her - How to ask her out - The #1 attraction killer - And more. Warning Yes, a warning. This is a blunt revelation of the plain truth to attracting women, and making yourself a magnet to every woman. This will offend the herd and if you cling to the delusional belief that leprechauns ride unicorns on rainbows, and if only you make more money, get in shape, get taller, hypnotize her, or use the right pickup line then you will attract women, good luck. But if your ready to climb aboard and get on the fast track to using a simple proven, blueprint to effortlessly, and naturally attract women, let us commence at once.

Designated Fat Girl

A Memoir

Designated Fat Girl

Jennifer Joyner was slowly killing herself with food. She didn’t know what to fear more: dying, or knowing that she was causing her own death. She was powerless to stop. She weighed 336 pounds. She had uncontrolled diabetes and high blood pressure. She’d lost jobs and friendships, and her marriage was hanging by a thread. She disgusted herself. She couldn’t even attempt a sex life. She’d never felt so desperate or alone. Designated Fat Girl tells her story. It is a painfully honest account of Joyner’s experiences as an obese woman—of always having to buy new clothes that fit, pretending to order for two people at drive-through fast-food joints, the constant cycle of binge and regret, not fitting into her wedding dress, the cruel comments. It’s a story about her decision to have gastric bypass surgery and the resulting complications. In the end, it is also a story of recovery and survival.

A Jet Pilot's Guide to Male Homemaking

A Jet Pilot's Guide to Male Homemaking

THE WOMEN HAVE WON! WOMEN'S LIBERATION IS HERE TO STAY! A JET PILOT'S GUIDE TO MALE HOMEMAKING is a humorous look at one of the biggest sociological upheavals in world history-the great change in sexual roles during the last 30 years. The book examines shopping, cooking, child-raising, and other vocations once considered domains of the opposing gender. Included is a chapter on "Emergency Procedures" similar to that in an Air Force flight manual. Women, as much as men, will enjoy the often crazy, convoluted, and always funny experiences and "how-to" advice filtered through the macho mind of a jet pilot. UNIVERSITY EDITIONS

Running the Rift

A Novel

Running the Rift

Winner of the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction: An “audacious and compelling” novel of one man trying to outrun the horrors of the Rwandan genocide (The Washington Post). A Kansas City Star, Seattle Times, and BookBrowse Best of the Year Pick Running the Rift follows the progress of Jean Patrick Nkuba from the day he knows that running will be his life to the moment he must run to save his life. A naturally gifted athlete, he sprints over the thousand hills of Rwanda and dreams of becoming his country’s first Olympic medal winner in track. But Jean Patrick is a Tutsi in a world that has become increasingly restrictive and violent for his people. As tensions mount between the Hutu and Tutsi, he holds fast to his dream that running might deliver him, and his people, from the brutality around them. Winner of the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, Naomi Benaron has written a stunning and gorgeous novel that—through the eyes of one unforgettable boy—explores a country’s unraveling, its tentative new beginning, and the love that binds its people together. “A profound display of imagination and empathy. Benaron writes like Jean Patrick runs, with the heart of a lion.” —The Dallas Morning News “A novel full of unspeakable strife but also joy, humor, and love.” —O, The Oprah Magazine “This is truly fearless writing: ambitious, beautiful, unapologetically passionate.” —Barbara Kingsolver, New York Times–bestselling author “A culturally rich and unflinching story of resilience and resistance.” —Chicago Tribune “Benaron accomplishes the improbable feat of wringing genuine loveliness from unspeakable horror.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)