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Non-conformist, independent woman, and repeat runaway bride, Idina Sackville's fantastic stories of love, lust, and leaving are told through the eyes of her great-grandaughter, author Frances Osborne, in The Bolter.
Just a friendly reminder to join BUST at TONIGHT'S fundraising bash for the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy's Geo-Girls Citizen Journalism program and The Lunch Box Fund for the girls' daily meals! Apart from being an awesome cause, the event looks to be a spectacular evening of dancing and do-goodery at an amazing venue.
In case you didn't catch this weekend's awesome, 100-percent female-focused New York Times Magazine, next month you can hear the cover story's authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn discuss the incredible women they've met while traveling the world. On September 13, Kristof and WuDunn will stop into the 92nd Street Y for the first public event promoting their book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.
On any given night, there are about a million and one things to do in NYC. Usually the pressure to choose gets to be too much and you find yourself bunkered down at someone's apartment, playing competitive Rock Band and drinking a $3 beer from the corner store. But other nights present a clear path to a well-rounded event like the one that took place at Littlefield in Brooklyn on Saturday. The BUST-sponsored event was part of the second leg of Jessica Hopper's book tour for her 'how-to' opus, The Girl's Guide To Rocking.
The BUST London Summer Craftacular this past Saturday was a smashing success! Over 50 vendors and more than 1500 shoppers stopped by to share the fun, sip some tea at Lady Luck Rule's Pop Up Tea Shoppe, craft charm bracelets with Tatty Devine, and, of course, shop the wares of our incredible vendors. The reporter from Guardian UK loved it, calling it 'one of the best craft days out I've ever had.' Check out photos from the event after the jump. photo by Rachel Service Feast your eyes on the lovely photos taken at the BUST London Summer Craftacular. Click on thumbnails for larger view.
Cougars and the young cubs who love them have just a few days to get glammed up for the first ever National Single Cougars Convention this Friday. Set at a hotel in Palo Alto, the coug-a-thon is a classy, coat and tie affair.  The shebang will kick-off with a keynote address by Kama Sutra specialist, author, and internet radio host Francesca Gentille and her partner, who is 14 years her younger.
What happens when you smoke your nearest rival in the 800-meter dash by 2.45 seconds?  If you're a woman, your gender comes into question. Long teased for her ''boyish'' looks, South African runner Caster Semenya has heard comments about her appearance her entire life.  After winning a gold medal at the world athletics championships, the slim hipped, broad shoulder, muscular athlete is now being forced to take a ''gender verification test.''  The test includes exams by an endocrinologist, gynecologist, psychologist, and a so-called ''gender expert.
Caretaker. Cultural icon. Paid by the hour. The enigma that is the American baby-sitter is explored in all it's endearing/smart/scary/sexy glory in Miriam Forman-Brunell's Babysitter: An American History.
If the evil stepmother myth is dissolved, it's at least explained in Wednesday Martin's inquisitive book Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel and Act the Way We Do.
Author Rachel Lehmann-Haupt explores the options of single motherhood through the insights and interviews of In Her Own Sweet Time: Unexpected Adventures in Finding Love, Commitment, and Motherhood.
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