In the Company of Women

In the Company of Women
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Author: Grace Bonney
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781579657260
Release: 2016-10-04
Editor: Artisan Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

In the Company of Women

In the Company of Women
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Author: Grace Bonney
Pages: 360
ISBN: 1579659810
Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Artisan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Company of Women

The Company of Women
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Author: Khushwant Singh
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9788184753264
Release: 2016-02-01
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Company of Women

The Company of Women
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Author: Mary Gordon
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781480415027
Release: 2013-08-06
Editor: Open Road Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

In the Company of Educated Women

In the Company of Educated Women
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Author: Barbara Miller Solomon
Pages: 298
ISBN: 0300036396
Release: 1985-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

In the Company of Women

In the Company of Women
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Author: Dr. Brenda Hunter
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780307779830
Release: 2011-06-15
Editor: Multnomah

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

All women long for the enjoyment, counsel and emotional support found in close relationships. However, although they might wish that strong friendships would just "happen," they generally find that they require skill and effort. In the Company of Women gives insight into the art of friendship, offering wisdom and practical advice into how a woman can make-and nurture-lifelong relationships with other women. Whether a woman is single or married, employed or parenting full-time, In the Company of Women will give her tips for building stronger, closer relationships with her mother, sisters, daughters, friends, mentors and peers throughout every phase of her life.

In the Company of Women

In the Company of Women
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Author: Karen Hollinger
Pages: 275
ISBN: 0816631778
Release: 1998
Editor: U of Minnesota Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

In the Company of Women

In the Company of Women
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Author: Kate Christie
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9781594937972
Release: 2015-06-01
Editor: Bella Books

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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.

In the Company of Men

In the Company of Men
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Author: Eileen Scully
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781946384720
Release: 2021
Editor: Publish Your Purpose Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Light in the Company of Women

Light in the Company of Women
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Author: Keith Maillard
Pages: 306
ISBN: STANFORD:36105020385907
Release: 1993
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Light in the Company of Women was greeted with enthusiastic reviews when it was published in hardcover last year. This magnificent family saga captured the hearts of critics all across the country. Glittering with turn-of-the-century romance and history, Light in the Company of Women is the story of Sarsfield Middleton and his Raysburg, West Virginia, family. Sarsfield is a man searching for himself and his place in a turbulent, quickly changing society. Torn as he is between the genteel world women and the brutal, competitive male arena, the established "old" society and the nouveau riche, Sarsfield's choices in life and love are irrevocably divided between the comfortingly familiar and dangerously exciting. Elegantly written and studded w authentic period detail, Light in Company of Women is the perfect corn nation of style and substance.

Men in the Company of Women

Men in the Company of Women
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Author: J. R. Phillips
Pages: 394
ISBN: 0985471565
Release: 2013-01
Editor: Unknown

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Men in the Company of Women: A Provocative Anthology of Praise & Persuasion, is a surprisingly, candid, honest and cutting edge collective of contemporary literature written by men from across the globe. Each passage is an open door, allowing the reader a glimpse into the psyche of the male gender and the impact of women upon it relayed with cinematic vision etched upon the pages. In often voyeuristic articulation, this compilation of poetry, short stories & memoir present rare perspectives shared by over 100 brilliant male writers. From wicked to wise, this tome reaches daring new vistas of insight and intrigue; a full spectrum anthology certain to leave a searing imprint of unique viewpoints, never to be forgotten.

Mark Twain in the Company of Women

Mark Twain in the Company of Women
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Author: Laura E. Skandera Trombley
Pages: 248
ISBN: 0812216199
Release: 1997-02
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book for 1995

Wits and Wives

Wits and Wives
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Author: Kate Chisholm
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781448114733
Release: 2012-04-24
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Dr Johnson is often thought of as a strident, overbearing conversationalist, a man who famously asserted that 'Women have all the liberty they should wish to have'. But in this revealing book Kate Chisholm argues it is time to consider how Johnson lived his life, not just what he said. She proposes that the heart of the man, the truth of his character, can more clearly be seen via his many - close, generous, equal - relationships with women. At one end of the spectrum were Johnson's mother Sarah; his 'painted poppet' wife Tetty; and the women, like the prostitute Poll Carmichael and the blind poetess Anna Williams, he took in when they had nowhere else to go. At the other end were Mary Wollstonecraft, who refers to Johnson in Vindication of the Rights of Woman; Hester Thrale, renowned wit and Johnson's 'dear mistress'; Elizabeth Carter, whose translation of Epictetus was an instant bestseller; and many more besides. By looking again at this controversial figure through the eyes of this extraordinary cast of female characters, we can discover the essential and unexpected Johnson.

In the Company of Women

In the Company of Women
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Author: Pat Heim,Susan Murphy
Pages: 337
ISBN: 1585422231
Release: 2003
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Vacationers

The Vacationers
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Author: Emma Straub
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101618042
Release: 2014-05-29
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Delicious . . . richly riveting . . . The Vacationers offers all the delights of a fluffy, read-it-with-sunglasses-on-the-beach read, made substantial by the exceptional wit, insight, intelligence and talents of its author.”—People (four stars) An irresistible, deftly observed novel from the New York Times-bestselling author of Modern Lovers, about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family’s two-week stay in Mallorca. For the Posts, a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration: Franny and Jim are observing their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, and their daughter, Sylvia, has graduated from high school. The sunlit island, its mountains and beaches, its tapas and tennis courts, also promise an escape from the tensions simmering at home in Manhattan. But all does not go according to plan: over the course of the vacation, secrets come to light, old and new humiliations are experienced, childhood rivalries resurface, and ancient wounds are exacerbated. This is a story of the sides of ourselves that we choose to show and those we try to conceal, of the ways we tear each other down and build each other up again, and the bonds that ultimately hold us together. With wry humor and tremendous heart, Emma Straub delivers a richly satisfying story of a family in the midst of a maelstrom of change, emerging irrevocably altered yet whole.

Robert Bateman s Canada

Robert Bateman s Canada
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Author: Robert Bateman
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781501163432
Release: 2017-10-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From Canada’s most beloved painter comes a deluxe, over-sized art book showcasing Robert Bateman’s vision of the Canadian landscape, coast to coast, for the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Join internationally acclaimed artist Robert Bateman on a journey across the seven regions of Canada and see through his eyes the beauty of our country. With a desire to truly know the place he calls home, Bateman has spent his life painting the Canadian landscape. From the historic eastern shores to the cold endless north and the luscious west coast, he shows us the land that has captivated artists and nature lovers for decades. Full of paintings from every region in Canada, Robert Bateman’s Canada celebrates the history, diversity, and natural wonder of our country. This is Robert Bateman’s vision of Canada as you’ve never seen it before.

In the Sanctuary of Women

In the Sanctuary of Women
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Author: Jan L. Richardson
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780835811491
Release: 2010-10-01
Editor: Upper Room Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Come spend some time in the sanctuary of women, an often-ignored space in Jewish and Christian history. This devotional book for women highlights six women from around the world and across the centuries, inviting us to discover what their lives tell us about God. Jan Richardson, a gifted poet, artist, and author, believes it is essential for women to listen to one another's wisdom and bring the fullness of their lives, with all the wonders and messiness, into their prayer life. In the Sanctuary of Women gathers together these women from scripture and history: Eve Brigid of Kildare The desert mothers Hildegard of Bingen Harriet Powers The Woman of the Song of Songs Each chapter becomes its own sanctuary, with one of the women serving as a companion as you contemplate the theme that her life offers. Throughout the readings Richardson weaves her own stories, poetry, prayers, and blessings. Midway through each chapter, a section called "The Secret Room" gives you a chance to pause and reflect on unexpected insights. Reading the book daily will carry you through six months, or you can dip into the readings as you wish. An invitation into reflection and prayer alone or in the company of others, In the Sanctuary of Women is a book to treasure and to share with the women and the men in your life.

Modern Lovers

Modern Lovers
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Author: Emma Straub
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780698407978
Release: 2016-05-31
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“It’s ‘Friends’ meets ‘Almost Famous’ meets the beach read you’ll be recommending all summer.” –TheSkimm From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Vacationers, a smart, highly entertaining novel about a tight-knit group of friends from college— and what it means to finally grow up, well after adulthood has set in. Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band's heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed. Straub packs wisdom and insight and humor together in a satisfying book about neighbors and nosiness, ambition and pleasure, the excitement of youth, the shock of middle age, and the fact that our passions—be they food, or friendship, or music—never go away, they just evolve and grow along with us.

How to Make It

How to Make It
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Author: Erin Austen Abbott
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781452150529
Release: 2017-03-14
Editor: Chronicle Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is the ultimate tell-all, show-all guide to making a living by making things. Featuring 25 profiles of illustrators, jewelry designers, ceramicists, painters, clothing designers, and printmakers, How to Make It provides a behind-the-scenes look at the daily rituals and best practices that keep these creative entrepreneurs on track. With Q & As, insider tips, and DIYs from each maker, these pages offer guidance and encouragement to artists just starting their careers and to professionals looking to take their creative business to the next level. Brimming with practical advice and inspiration, this book is a perfect gift for anyone interested in making it as a maker.

In the Company of Men

In the Company of Men
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Author: Nancy Mace,Mary Jane Ross
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780689840036
Release: 2002-09-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Offers the true story of Nancy Mace, the first woman to ever graduate the once male-only military college, The Citadel. Reprint.