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Stephanie Covington Armstrong narrates her life as a young black woman with a stereotypically white disease, bulimia, in Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat....

Shira Tarrant offers up a textbook guide for the feminist dude (both tried and true feminist men as well as those still itching to learn) in Men and Feminism....

Nerve.com columnist Reverend Jen bares her body and her soul in her sweet and sassy memoir, Live Nude Elf: The Sexperiments of Reverend Jen....

Learn to love your bodacious bod, no matter what size or shape, in Lessons From the Fat-O-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce With Your Body, by Marianne Kirby and Kate Harding....

The mikveh, a ritual bath for women the Orthodox Jewish faith, goes under the feminist microscope with liberating and limiting conclusions in Varda Polak-Sahm's The House of Secrets: The Hidden World of the Mikveh....

Calling upon real experiences as a rookie physician, Audrey Young explains the heartfelt, busy, and noble lives of a Seattle hospital's staff and clientele in The House of Hope and Fear: Life in a Big City Hospital....

Move the rock band out of your living room and into real life with Jessica Hopper's all-purpose guide to making/spreading some real rock fever....

Acclaimed author Maile Meloy's Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It finds women disenchanted, disempowered, and hindered by the worlds they live inside....

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....

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....