Nadine Cohodas' new book immortalizes one of the greatest musicians of our time, "The High Priestess of Soul," with never-before-shared stories about Nina Simone's childhood and her temperamental career that burned a path through the history of ... Read More

Lonely: A Memoir

BY debbie in Books

Now in her early 40s, Emily White has suffered from crippling loneliness on and off since childhood, and it dominated her life for four years, beginning in ... Read More
Although Shoshana Johnson was raised an army brat, she joined the army for the same reason a lot of young Americans do: to earn money for ... Read More

The Gin Closet

BY debbie in Books

The characters and situations in The Gin Closet feel familiar; close cousins to the women who populate Lifetime movies, sad songs, and countless other ... Read More
In this breezy biography, Shelley Emling uncovers the life of fossil hunter and tongue-twister muse Mary Anning, who, in selling "seashells by the seashore," discovered the first complete skeleton of an ... Read More
In this lively critique, scholar Susan J. Douglas debunks the myth of a post-feminist society, stating that women are actually living in a time of "enlightened sexism"-a seductive form of patriarchy that encourages women to behave as sex objects in celebration of their alleged sexual ... Read More