The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and Fierce

The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and FierceThe definitive collection of art, poetry, and prose, celebrating fat acceptance Chubby Curvy Fluffy Plus size Thick Fat The time has come for fat people to tell their own stories The Other F Word combines personal essays, prose, poetry, fashion tips, and art to create a relatable and attrac

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Whose Story Is This? Old Conflicts, New Chapters

Whose Story Is This? Old Conflicts, New ChaptersNew feminist essays for the MeToo era from the international best selling author of Men Explain Things to Me Who gets to shape the narrative of our times The current moment is a battle royale over that foundational power, one in which women, people of color, non straight people are telling other

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Obviously: Stories from My Timeline

Obviously: Stories from My TimelineA refreshingly funny and blisteringly unsentimental coming of age memoir John Green, 1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All The Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars In Akilah Hughes s world, family and life are often complicated, but always funny Through intimate and hilarious ess

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Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results

Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed ResultsEmmy Award winning writer and comedian Josh Gondelman s collection of personal stories of best intentions and mixed results.Josh Gondelman knows a thing or two about trying and failing The Emmy Award winning stand up comic dubbed a pathological sweetheart by the New York Observer is known through

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Surfacing

SurfacingKathleen Jamie s essays guide you softly along coastlines of varying continents, exploring caves, and pondering ice ages until the narrator stumbles over not a rock on the trail, but mortality, maybe the earth s, maybe our own, pointing to new paths forward through the forest Delia Owens, au

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Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings from the Me Too Movement

Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings from the Me Too MovementIndelible in the hippocampus is the laughter, said Dr Christine Blasey Ford when she testified to congress in September 2018 about the men who victimized her A year earlier, in October 2017, the hashtag MeToo shone a light on the internalized, normalized sexual harassment and abuse that d been

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The Innocent Reader: Reflections on Reading and Writing

The Innocent Reader: Reflections on Reading and WritingBooks are impractical companions and housemates they are heavy when you are travelling, and in the home take up a lot of space, are hard to keep clean, and harbour insects It is not a matter of the physical book, it is the deep emotional connection that stretches back to my early years Living wit

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The Burnout Generation

The Burnout GenerationIn January 2019, culture writer Anne Helen Petersen set the Internet on fire with her viral BuzzFeed essay diagnosing millennial burnout a chronic state of stress and exhaustion that s become a base temperature for young people today Now, she continues this generation defining conversation in a

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We Should All Be Feminists

We Should All Be FeministsWhat does feminism mean today That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently argued essay adapted from her much viewed TEDx talk of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun With humor and l

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Calypso

CalypsoDavid Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.If you ve ever laughed your way through David Sedaris s cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you re getting with Calypso You d be wrong When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris

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