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The Female Brain
I stopped reading this book on page 68.

It's amazing I made it that far. Part of me thinks I should finish the book because I should know what is insid
Jul 30, 2011
Jul 14, 2011
Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls
it was amazing
The newly revised and updated edition of Odd Girl Out is a must have for every person who is parenting or educating a girl.

This was the first book I g
not set
Dec 30, 2011
Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture
really liked it
"How did you get through the princess stage?" That is in the top 5 questions I get asked by other moms, especially those I truly believe are turning t ...more
Dec 25, 2010
Nov 24, 2010
Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox
it was amazing
I have an essay in this forthcoming anthology about Hillary Clinton. If you are interested in reviewing this anthology, please contact me. I have PDF ...more
not set
Aug 10, 2015
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
it was amazing
Excerpted from my blog:

I picked up this book at Powell's Portland airport store. Let me tell you, Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly is a beautif
Dec 24, 2016
Dec 10, 2016
We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl®, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement
it was amazing
I admit I'm biased, but I think this is a great analysis of how feminism has grown into an arm of capitalism, which while it is fun to have feminist s ...more
May 29, 2016
Mar 04, 2016
Impossible Motherhood: Testimony of an Abortion Addict
liked it
The book is traumatic with a capital, bold T. At one part about 1/3 of the way thru, I threw the book down in disgust and decided I was done. You are ...more
Nov 15, 2009
Oct 21, 2009
Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment
it was amazing
What I loved the most about this book is that it is an academic text, but PCH doesn't waste time with jargon. If she uses it, she defines it almost im ...more
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Jan 03, 2011
The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things
it was ok
This is a truncated version of my full review [ ].

The Book of Jezebel has been called a feminist text/coffee
Dec 16, 2013
Oct 22, 2013
If Sons, Then Heirs
it was amazing
If Sons, then Heirs by Lorene Cary broke my heart by page 5. This was an especially bad thing to do since I was just peeking at the book. It showed up ...more
Jun 09, 2011
May 04, 2011
On the Line
really liked it
I love everything about the U.S. Open except the line calls. ~ Serena Williams

I experienced this past U.S. Open upset of Serena Williams with a differ
Sep 10, 2009
Sep 08, 2009
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
liked it
This book started off with a bang! I just got around to picking up because of the local connection (book is set in a post-apocalyptic Chicago), the au ...more
Aug 14, 2013
Aug 04, 2013
This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education
it was amazing
Teachers have always been my champions and that is why I requested a copy of “This is Not a Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education” by Jo ...more
May 17, 2014
May 08, 2014
Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1)
it was amazing
Rereading this with my 12yo daughter had me discover a new view of this book. Rereading during this political climate? chilling
May 09, 2016
Jan 09, 2012
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
it was amazing
Figured this would be a good thing to read as I prepare for my 2nd year of my PhD.
Dec 18, 2011
Jul 21, 2011
Feminist Mothering
it was amazing
I like to call myself a feminist mom blogger, but after reading Feminist Mothering I find myself questioning that label. Mostly I find myself question ...more
Feb 17, 2009
Nov 20, 2008
A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique & American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s
really liked it
I've described A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique & American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s by Stephanie Coontz to others as a historical l ...more
May 07, 2011
Jan 23, 2011
Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists
In order to show that GenY isn't just a bunch of me-me-me individuals, but rather full of people creating positive changes in their community, Martin ...more
Dec 24, 2010
Nov 24, 2010
Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
really liked it
There is a point in one's life when you grow up and realize that your sports heroes are just as human as you are, some are mean, some are as awesome a ...more
May 15, 2011
May 04, 2011
Men and Feminism: Seal Studies
it was amazing
First off, when you see the cover of the book you'll notice that this book is part of the Seal Press Studies series. But DO NOT FREAK OUT! While this ...more
May 24, 2009
May 17, 2009
UnSlut: A Diary and a Memoir
it was amazing
Edited review below:
Emily Linden is either the bravest woman or the dumbest. It is brave to think you could transcribe your middle school diary &
Feb 11, 2016
Jan 25, 2016
Daring Spectacle: Adventures in Deviant Journalism
really liked it
The Daring Spectacle: Adventures in Deviant Journalism by Mark Morford is a collection of Morford's "best" essays over the past decade. It's not a boo ...more
not set
Dec 24, 2010
Bloodchild and Other Stories
it was amazing
Octavia Butler was a genius. This collection of short stories is a great and quick example of her ability to imagine new worlds. I read this in about ...more
Jan 2012
Oct 12, 2010
Citizen: An American Lyric
I bought this book after seeing an African-American woman reading it behind Donald Trump at one of his rallies. It is a moving and damning piece of li ...more
Jan 03, 2016
Nov 30, 2015
Before We Were Free
it was amazing
Wow...This is so amazing. A YA book about living under the Trujillo regime in the Dominican Republic.
Jun 18, 2017
Jun 18, 2017
Angel Catbird, Vol. 1 (Angel Catbird, #1)
really liked it
Atwood does not disappoint in creating a world full of weird new characters. Science, intrigue, and a touch of romance. It wasn't the best told story, ...more
Sep 11, 2016
Sep 11, 2016
Forward: A Memoir
it was amazing
Speechless & sobbing. Thank you for being so brave with your story, Abby. More thoughts soon.
Oct 06, 2016
Oct 04, 2016
Asking For It
it was amazing
CW: This book deals with the aftermath of a sexual assault from the survivor's point of view.

I'm not going to beat around the bush, Asking for It by
Mar 27, 2016
Feb 16, 2016
Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements
it was amazing
Mourning the end of this magnificent collection of stories
Sep 16, 2015
Apr 03, 2015
When Big Issues Happen to Little Girls: How to Prepare, React, and Manage Your Emotions So You Can Best Support Your Daughter
My daughter is 7 1/2 and in the second grade. This book couldn't have hit me harder in so many ways. Big Issues Happen to Little Girls: How to Prepare ...more
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Nov 19, 2010
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