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New York Times Bestseller “I want to rip out every page of this glorious book and hang them on my wall so that I can be surrounded by these incredible women all day long.” —Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers and Modern Lovers Over 100 exceptional and influential women describe how they embraced their creative spirit, overcame adversity, and sparked a global movement of entrepreneurship. Media titans and ceramicists, hoteliers and tattoo artists, comedians and architects—taken together, these profiles paint a beautiful picture of what happens when we pursue our passions and dreams.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Grace Bonney
Publisher: Artisan Books
Release: 2016-10-04
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781579657260

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From Desperately Seeking Susan, Steel Magnolias, and Thelma & Louise to Desert Hearts, Girl Friends, and Passion Fish, mainstream cinema has seen a wave of films focusing on friendships between women. In tire Company of Women is the first critical work to investigate the recent resurgence of this variety of the "woman's film". Examining the female friendship film since the 1970s and setting it against older films of the 1930s and 1940s, such as Mildred Pierce and Stella Dallas, Karen Hollinger studies the character of the films themselves and how they speak to female viewers. She argues that while many of these films initially seem to affirm the power of female friendship and reject traditional images of women, most of them ultimately fall back on conventional feminine roles. Hollinger argues that the female friendship film, by attempting to assimilate into the mainstream, uses ideas from the women's movement, like female autonomy and sisterhood, that are particularly susceptible to compromise. It is this blend of empowering and conservative elements that makes the female friendship film neither a true challenge to the status quo nor a mere confirmation of dominant ideology but rather a multifaceted cinematic form that reflects both of these strains. Hollinger considers all of the major issues in feminist film criticism -- from audience reception to the identification with characters, from sexuality to racial identity. Engaging and provocative, In the Company of Women is an entertaining and enlightening account of one of contemporary cinema's most vital genres.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Karen Hollinger
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
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File: Pages
ISBN-13: 1452903549

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Recently separated from his nagging, ill-tempered wife of thirteen years, millionaire businessman Mohan Kumar decides to reinvent his life. Convinced that 'lust is the true foundation of love', he embarks on an audacious plan: he will advertise for paid lady companions to share his bed and his life. Thus begins his journey of easy, unbridled sexuality in the company of some remarkable women.There is Sarojini Bharadwai, the demure professor from small-town Haryana who surprises Mohan with her ardour and sexual energy; Molly Gomes, the free-spirited masseuse from Goa, mistress of the sensual impulse; and Susanthika Goonatilleke, the diminutive seductress from Sri Lanka. After each affair ends and before the next begins, Mohan finds solace in the practiced charms of his obliging maid, Dhanno, and in the memories of his first lovers: the American Jessica Browne, to whom he lost his virginity, and the Pakistani Yasmeen Wanchoo, who brought him the heady passion of an older woman. In The Company of Women, Khushwant Singh, India's most widely read author, has produced an uninhibited, erotic and endlessly entertaining celebration of love, sex and passion.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Khushwant Singh
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release: 2016-02-01
File: 296 Pages
ISBN-13: 9788184753264

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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book for 1995

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Laura E. Skandera Trombley
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Release: 1997-02
File: 248 Pages
ISBN-13: 0812216199

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Explains how women can tap the influence and energy of other women to achieve success in the business world by putting aside common workplace behaviors and petty attitudes that only serve to sabotage and hurt.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Pat Heim
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2003
File: 337 Pages
ISBN-13: 1585422231

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Traces the history of the struggle of women to achieve equality in American colleges from Colonial times to the present

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Genre: Education
Author: Barbara Miller Solomon
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release: 1985
File: 298 Pages
ISBN-13: 0300036396

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In the Company of Men: How Women Can Succeed in a World Built Without Them takes on the NFL, the world of venture capital, Hollywood, the Catholic Church, food production, and the pornography industry. Stories include the woman who launched the EEOC investigation into Hollywood not hiring female directors, the woman who is coaching other women to be sportscasters in the NFL, the woman who is changing pornography and sextech to center on women, a woman who sources all of her coffee beans for her coffee company only from women-owned farms and cooperatives, and the women who is changing forever the way venture capital perceives women and people of color as strong investment prospects. The women dismantling and re-imagining these spaces will inspire you to reconsider the spaces in which you live and work, and find ways to make them work better for everyone.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Eileen Scully
Publisher: Publish Your Purpose Press
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File: 200 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781946384720

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Mary Gordon’s extraordinary novel about a young Catholic woman who pursues father figures—only to wrestle to break free of them Felicitas Maria Taylor was brought up in a cocoon, raised by five devoutly religious women. The death of her father while she was still a baby has caused her to seek out the extreme in men, and that is what she finds in Father Cyprian, a priest whom Felicitas visits during summers in upstate New York. The charismatic Cyprian fosters the young girl’s gifts and intelligence, but, no lover of worldly things, he demands a severe loyalty. When Felicitas comes of age and begins her studies at Columbia, everything seems poised to change. At the university, she falls under the spell of another domineering man—a professor surrounded by young activist acolytes—and this time, the stakes couldn’t be higher. The Company of Women is a story of dangerous attachments and challenged faith—and of finding an endurable future.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Mary Gordon
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release: 2013-08-06
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781480415027

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Fort Bliss—it’s anything but. Caroline “CJ” Jamieson gave up studying history and joined the Women’s Army Corps to live it instead. Along with her new WAC friends, she is ready to do her part to help boys like her brothers, fighting in the European and Pacific theaters, make it home sooner. The Army, however, has derailed her plans. Instead of the California post she anticipated, west Texas cacti and an artillery training base are the unexpected sights on her new horizons. Not one to question orders, she’s not sure how her skills in airplane engine maintenance will be of use in this desolate region. But when CJ meets fellow WAC enlistee Brady Buchanan, Fort Bliss might live up to its name.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Kate Christie
Publisher: Bella Books
Release: 2015-06-01
File: 308 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781594937972

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Building upon recent research on the history of women, this book examines Swift, both as a man and writer, in terms of women: woman as intimates, acquaintances, subjects of satire, and those who have written about him. It also explores the subject of misogyny in Swift's writings.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Louise Barnett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2007
File: 225 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780195188660

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