In The Company Of Women
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|Author||: Grace Bonney|
|Editor||: Artisan Books|
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.
|Author||: Khushwant Singh|
|Editor||: Penguin Books India|
In This His First Novel In Ten Years, Khushwant Singh Has Produced An Uninhibited, Erotic And Endlessly Entertaining. Celebration Of Love, Sex And Passion.
|Author||: Karen Hollinger|
|Editor||: U of Minnesota Press|
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.
|Author||: Mary Gordon|
|Editor||: Open Road Media|
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.
|Author||: Kate Christie|
|Editor||: Bella Books|
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.
|Author||: Eileen Scully|
|Editor||: Publish Your Purpose Press|
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.
|Author||: Barbara Miller Solomon|
|Editor||: Yale University Press|
Traces the history of the struggle of women to achieve equality in American colleges from Colonial times to the present
|Author||: Pat Heim,Susan Murphy|
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.
|Author||: Dr. Brenda Hunter|
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.
|Author||: J. R. Phillips|
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.
|Author||: Grace Bonney|
|Editor||: Artisan Books|
The long-awaited home décor bible by the beloved design blogger “Thank you,” wrote a reader to Design*Sponge creator Grace Bonney, “for teaching me that houses don’t have to be frumpy and formal. They don’t have to be matchy-matchy or rigidly modern.” They can just be comfy and unique and reflect who you are, no matter how small your budget or space. That reader is one of the 75,000 unique daily visitors to Design*Sponge, who make it the most popular design site on the web. The site receives 250,000 pageviews every day and has 150,000 RSS subscribers and 280,000 followers on Twitter. Design*Sponge fans have been yearning for the ultimate design manual from their guru, Grace, and she has finally delivered with this definitive guide, which includes: • Home tours of 70 real-life interiors featuring artists and designers • Fifty DIY projects, with detailed instructions for personalizing your space • Step-by-step tutorials on everything from stripping and painting furniture to hanging wallpaper and doing your own upholstery • Fifty Before & After makeovers submitted by readers of Design*Sponge—real people with limited time and realistic budgets • Essential tips on modern flower arranging, with 20 arrangements With over 700 color photos and illustrations and projects that are customizable, relatable, and affordable, this is the democratizing design book everyone has been waiting for.
|Author||: Kari Kilgore|
|Editor||: Spiral Publishing, Ltd.|
Through the distant past and forward into the future A hot July night. An American Midwestern town, steeped in traditional values. A group of seventeen-year-old girls, on the brink of their new lives as women. Only one resists, longing for another choice. A path to her own future. Can she break free from all who passed before her? An excerpt from In the Company of Women: Facing Down Fate After years of dreaming of this night, since she was old enough to understand the words spoken in the service the week before, it was all Cathy could do to stop herself from running out the door. The women would be waiting, of course. But maybe she could dart through. Brian had a car, a blue late Seventies Chevette in really good shape. They could go right now and never look back. Except Brian wouldn't. And even more so, Cathy wouldn't. She could only hope, and maybe even pray, that she would not be the one after all. That she'd walk out of here the same as she walked in. That she'd get the time she still needed to figure out all the rest. "Come on, Cathy," Rhonda said, her voice soft and shaky. "Time's up."
|Author||: Keith Maillard|
|Editor||: HarperCollins Publishers|
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.
|Author||: Brenda Hunter,Holly Larson|
Celebrate the bond of friendship between women with this book! As a busy woman discovers how to nurture current relationships, create new friendships and joyously connect with other women.
|Author||: Kirsty Eagar|
|Editor||: Feiwel & Friends|
From Kirsty Eagar, Summer Skin is a young adult novel about a modern-day riot grrl and an alpha male jock who explore love, trust, and double standards against the backdrop of today's hookup culture. Jess Gordon is out for revenge. Last year the jocks from Knights College tried to shame her best friend. This year she and a hand-picked college girl gang are going to get even. The lesson: Don't mess with Unity College girls. The target: Blondie, a typical Knights stud, arrogant, cold . . . and smart enough to keep up with Jess. A neo-riot grrl with a penchant for fanning the flames meets a rugby-playing sexist pig—sworn enemies or two people who happen to find each other when they're at their most vulnerable? It's all Girl meets Boy, Girl steals from Boy, seduces Boy, ties Boy to a chair, and burns Boy's stuff. Just your typical love story. Kirsty Eagar expertly handles a searingly honest and achingly funny story about love and sex amid the college hookup culture.
|Author||: Laura Klepacki|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
A Winning Formula for Selling to Women Around the World Avon has come a long way since handing out its first perfume sample back in 1886. The company, long famous for ringing customer doorbells, is now the world's largest direct sales organization—with almost five million representatives in more than 140 countries. AVON: Building the World's Premier Company for Women is the first book ever to show how this cosmetics juggernaut achieved such incredible success, while revealing secrets any business can use to effectively market products of all kinds—especially to women. Through this entertaining journey, you'll not only learn the colorful Avon story, but also see how every company, big or small, can benefit from its unique approach to sales and product development. "By providing women with an unlimited opportunity for career success, Avon harnessed the power of a committed sales force to win customers and grow the business. The company's success story is testimony to the importance of focusing on your core business while recognizing the changes taking place with your customers and the environment." —Mary Sammons, President and CEO, Rite Aid Corporation "The book is an excellent primer on how to successfully make alternative forms of distribution work." —Allen Burke, Director of Merchandising, QVC, Inc. "The author's incisive revelations . . . capture the extraordinary personalities and entrepreneurial strategies of one of America's most spellbinding success stories." —Annette Green, President Emeritus, The Fragrance Foundation
|Author||: Sarah Dunant|
|Editor||: Random House|
My lady, Fiammetta Bianchini, was plucking her eyebrows and biting color into her lips when the unthinkable happened and the Holy Roman Emperor’s army blew a hole in the wall of God’s eternal city, letting in a flood of half-starved, half-crazed troops bent on pillage and punishment. Thus begins In the Company of the Courtesan, Sarah Dunant’s epic novel of life in Renaissance Italy. Escaping the sack of Rome in 1527, with their stomachs churning on the jewels they have swallowed, the courtesan Fiammetta and her dwarf companion, Bucino, head for Venice, the shimmering city born out of water to become a miracle of east-west trade: rich and rancid, pious and profitable, beautiful and squalid. With a mix of courage and cunning they infiltrate Venetian society. Together they make the perfect partnership: the sharp-tongued, sharp-witted dwarf, and his vibrant mistress, trained from birth to charm, entertain, and satisfy men who have the money to support her. Yet as their fortunes rise, this perfect partnership comes under threat, from the searing passion of a lover who wants more than his allotted nights to the attentions of an admiring Turk in search of human novelties for his sultan’s court. But Fiammetta and Bucino’s greatest challenge comes from a young crippled woman, a blind healer who insinuates herself into their lives and hearts with devastating consequences for them all. A story of desire and deception, sin and religion, loyalty and friendship, In the Company of the Courtesan paints a portrait of one of the world’s greatest cities at its most potent moment in history: It is a picture that remains vivid long after the final page.
|Author||: Katherine Gay|
|Editor||: Harpercollins Canada|
Canadian Businesswomen Talk About What It Takes to Create and Manage a Successful Business -- The only self-help guide offering entrepreneurial advice and experience from entrepreneurial women -- Practical advice about the process of starting and growing a business -- The experiences, both painful and exhilarating, of women entrepreneurs -- Business issues and opportunities from a woman's perspective This is the unique focus of In the Company of Women, a practical, highly readable and thoughtful self-help guide for women considering self-employment or looking for practical and moral support from their entrepreneurial peers. Business writer Katherine Gay asked Canadian businesswomen to talk about their personal and professional journeys along the road of entrepreneurship. In their own words, they frankly and eloquently discuss the steps and missteps, the agony and the ecstasy, the "taste and feel" of what an entrepreneur is all about: -- Common misconceptions about self-employment -- The Business Plan -- Getting financing -- Finding a supportive life partner -- Balancing work and family -- Recognizing opportunities -- Getting up after a fall -- Hiring women -- Useful resources directory