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 Special price Read reviewHunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Roxane Gay

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.

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 Read reviewNot Just Lucky

Not Just Lucky

Jamila Rizvi

Media star Jamila Rizvi's exploration of the confidence deficit holding women back, the barriers to career success this can create, and how they might be overcome. Accessible and timely, this is essential reading for millennial...

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Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults

Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults

Laurie Penny

'I can't really think of another writer who so consistently and bravely keeps thinking and talking and learning and trying to make the world better' Caitlin Moran Smart and provocative, witty and uncompromising,...

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You Play The Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Princesses, Trainwrecks and Other Man-Made Women

You Play The Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Princesses, Trainwrecks and Other Man-Made Women

Carina Chocano

In Carina Chocano's insightful, witty and moving You Play The Girl, we travel down the rabbit hole into the Wonderland of pop culture

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 Read reviewNo Way! Okay, Fine: A memoir of pop culture, feminism and feelings

No Way! Okay, Fine: A memoir of pop culture, feminism and feelings

Brodie Lancaster

No Way! Okay, Fine. is a memoir about pop culture, pop music, feminism and feelings from freelance journalist and editor Brodie Lancaster. Shortlisted for the Richell Prize 2015.

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Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman

Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman

Anne Helen Petersen

An accessible, analytical look at how influential female celebrities are pushing the boundaries of what it means to be an 'acceptable' woman - a Stylist Book Club pick

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Fighting Hislam

Fighting Hislam

Susan Carland

The Muslim community that is portrayed to the West is a misogynist's playground; within the Muslim community, feminism is often regarded with.....

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The Mother of All Questions: Further Feminisms

The Mother of All Questions: Further Feminisms

Rebecca Solnit

A new collection of 'further feminisms' - searing, smart and provocative essays from one of the most important public intellectuals writing today.

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Men Explain Things to Me: And Other Essays

Men Explain Things to Me: And Other Essays

Rebecca Solnit

A collection of essays on feminism, from one of the most important and original public intellectuals writing today

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Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today - written as a letter to a friend.

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We Should All Be Feminists

We Should All Be Feminists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of 'Americanah' and 'Half of a Yellow Sun', based on her 2013 TEDx Talk of the same name.

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On Doubt

On Doubt

Leigh Sales

When society seems to demand confidence and certainty, how much courage does it take to admit doubt, especially self-doubt? In this personal essay, one of Australia's most respected journalists argues in favour of a doubtful...

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 Read reviewShrill: Notes from a Loud Woman

Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman

Lindy West

A laugh-out-loud feminist memoir from one of the boldest new voices on the web.

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A Hope More Powerful than the Sea

A Hope More Powerful than the Sea

Melissa Fleming

A young refugee's story of terror, love and survival

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 Read reviewFight Like a Girl

Fight Like a Girl

Clementine Ford

Personal and fearless - a call to arms for feminists new, old and as yet unrealised by one of our most outspoken feminist writers. 

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Future Sex: A New Kind of Free Love

Future Sex: A New Kind of Free Love

Emily Witt

'What is the story we're telling ourselves?' A funny, fresh, and moving antidote to conventional attitudes about sex and the single woman.

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 Read reviewMy Life on the Road

My Life on the Road

Gloria Steinem

In this rich and revealing story of leadership, travel, and activism, Steinem reminds us that living in an open, observant, and oon the roado state of mind can make a difference in how we learn, what we do, how we understand, and...

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Daring to Drive

Daring to Drive

Manal Al-Sharif

A gripping memoir about a young woman from Saudi Arabia who becomes the accidental leader of a wildly subversive movement to put women behind the steering wheel.

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The Argonauts

The Argonauts

Maggie Nelson

An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of 'autotheory' offering fresh, fierce and timely...

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Dare to be Kind: How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our World

Dare to be Kind: How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our World

Lizzie Velasquez

The inspiring journey of Lizzie Velasquez, cyber-bullying victim to anti-bullying activist.

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Bad Feminist

Bad Feminist

Roxane Gay

Takes us through the journey of author's evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of colour (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state...

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The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women

The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women

Naomi Wolf

In the struggle for women's equality, there is one subject still shrouded in silence - women's compulsive pursuit of beauty. The myth of female beauty challenges every woman, every day of her life. This book exposes the tyranny of...

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The Empathy Exams: Essays

The Empathy Exams: Essays

Leslie Jamison

A powerful yet refreshing essay collection centred around themes of confession, illness, violence and sentimentality from an exciting new American talent

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 Read reviewSmall Acts of Disappearance

Small Acts of Disappearance

Fiona Wright

Small Acts of Disappearance is a collection of ten essays that describes the authors affliction with an eating disorder which begins in high school, and escalates into life-threatening anorexia over the next ten years. Fiona...

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