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Grow Up
3.71
20 year old Ben Brooks wrote this book about being a teenager in England when he was 17.

His mastery of the novel is stunning. The writing is fucking
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Aug 20, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
 
The Woman Upstairs
3.32
Best first chapter I've read in awhile. Excited to see where this goes. Love the writing style and first person stream of consciousness internal rant ...more
Aug 24, 2013
Aug 15, 2013
 
The Riot Grrrl Collection
4.37
The Riot Grrrl Collection: Preliminary Thoughts by Tobi Vail

INTRODUCTION: I am an author/fanzine editor featured in this book. My contribution includ
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Jul 20, 2013
Feb 27, 2013
 
Not "Just Friends": Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity
4.17
This book is religious, heteronormative propaganda. I read it at the same time I read Redefining Our Relationships by Wendy O Matik, which was much be ...more
Mar 2011
Feb 09, 2012
 
Americanah
4.17
I took six weeks to finish Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie because I didn't want it to end. Reminded me of James Baldwin It's a character drive ...more
May 02, 2014
May 03, 2014
 
Out of the Vinyl Deeps: Ellen Willis on Rock Music
3.98
the review was first published in maximum rock-n-roll may 2012

Ellen Willis was a feminist and a rock critic back when rock-n-roll and feminism were ge
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Jan 2012
Jul 23, 2011
 
Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, a Chicana Punk Story
4.16
Alice Bag wrote her memoir Violence Girl as a series of blog posts. She doesn't consider herself a writer. In that sense, this is a DIY punk book!

Grow
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Oct 2011
Sep 19, 2011
 
A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique & American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s
3.64
i got a review copy of this in the mail this week and have been reading it today...it's excellent....read johanna fateman's review here http://www.boo ...more
Feb 2011
Jan 16, 2011
 
Jimmy James Blood
4.67
the best novel about working class northwest youth.

Jimmy James Blood by Missy Anne is a self-published first novel from a local Mason County author.
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Jun 2011
Feb 09, 2012
 
Parents Who Cheat: How Children and Adults Are Affected When Their Parents Are Unfaithful
3.57
I read this in about 30 minutes at the library. It talks about emotional damage, healing and the behaviors and trust issues that stem from having pare ...more
Apr 2013
Apr 13, 2013
 
The Gospel of Anarchy: A Novel
3.04
The Gospel of Anarchy goes from a sexist softcore porn male fantasy tale of dumpster diving Floridian anarcho-punks in Gainesville to magical realism. ...more
Apr 2011
May 22, 2012
 
A Tale for the Time Being
3.95
I liked it but thought it was a little too long/meandering and I'm not sure what to think of the dream/mystical ending ...still thinking about it ...i ...more
Oct 25, 2014
Oct 25, 2014
 
Gender And The Historian
3.00
Alberti provides a survey of women's history from 1969-1999 in the form of several chronologically ordered essays, which map out core concepts and cat ...more
Jan 2003
Feb 20, 2010
 
Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
4.04
When I found out I was getting laid off from my job I was also going through some extremely challenging personal crap - as a result, I started having ...more
Aug 2011
Feb 09, 2012
 
Dear Sisters: Dispatches From The Women's Liberation Movement
4.07
This collection of primary sources from the 1970's Women's Liberation movement is made up of work that was first available through the underground pre ...more
Jan 2003
Feb 02, 2010
 
Female Liberation; History and Current Politics
3.00
Salper's work came out of an early women's studies course she taught at San Diego State College in 1970 and contains an interesting perspective of bei ...more
Jan 2003
Feb 20, 2010
 
Double Feature
3.44
Owen King is Stephen King's son. I found this on the new bookshelf at the library I work at and, not knowing that, picked it up because it is about mo ...more
Aug 15, 2013
Jul 28, 2013
 
Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh
4.04
What happens when punk rock feminism travels across international borders?

Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh tells the story of Anne Eliza

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Sep 2011
Sep 19, 2011
 
Summertime
3.73
I guess I'm supposed to know who this writer is since he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2003 but really I don't know, I just happened to pick u ...more
Aug 2011
Jul 23, 2011
 
The Sense of an Ending
3.68
I've had this one on hold at the library for months so when it finally arrived yesterday I reluctantly put my other reading material aside to make sur ...more
May 25, 2012
May 25, 2012
 
Salvation City
2.96
This is the first novel Sigrid Nunez has written from the point of view of a male character and, while she does a great job, there are so few fiction ...more
Jul 2011
Jul 23, 2011
 
Writing Women's History Since the Renaissance
2.75
Spondberg's major focus is on how women's history has been written. The first part of the book focuses on the depiction of women in what she calls 'me ...more
Jan 2003
Feb 20, 2010
 
Essential Dewey
3.83
A librarian at work put this on hold for me after I explained that I like to understand the reason behind a rule in order to remember it. I read the b ...more
Feb 26, 2013
Feb 26, 2013
 
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
3.98
Sadly, Mia's family tragedy is based on a real life tragedy - this informs how I am reading - I knew Robert Christie and his wife Denise (but only met ...more
Aug 04, 2013
Aug 01, 2013
 
Shockaholic
3.36
wing-nutty crazy famous lady spiels about herself, entertaining but ultimately a disappointing story-arch (am I spelling that right?)

it pales in comp
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Jul 22, 2013
Jul 23, 2013
 
Women's Culture
3.00
Kimball's collection of essays on women and culture was a reaction to the dismissal of "cultural feminism" by those who considered themselves radical ...more
Jan 2003
Feb 20, 2010
 
Redefining Our Relationships: Guidelines for Responsible Open Relationships
3.66
I don't like open relationships. Maybe it's because I'm straight, but there is a double standard at work between men and women in open relationships a ...more
Mar 2011
Feb 09, 2012
 
When Panic Attacks: The New, Drug-Free Anxiety Therapy That Can Change Your Life
4.04
When I read this book I was able to get my panic attacks under control. Here is what works for me: cognitive therapy (this book teaches how this works ...more
Jul 2011
Feb 09, 2012
 
Winter Garden
4.10
I enjoyed this sappy easy-to-read book that a library patron recommended - set in an apple orchard near Wenatchee (where my grandma was born) and flas ...more
Mar 2014
May 03, 2014
 
The Time of the Doves
3.76
The Time of the Doves tells about the Spanish Civil War from a working class female point of view using stream of consciousness prose and grippingly v ...more
May 25, 2012
Feb 02, 2010
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