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Levy, Ariel

Summary: "In 2012, at age 38, when she left on a reporting trip to Mongolia, Ariel Levy thought she had figured it out: she was married, pregnant, successful on her own terms, financially secure. A month later, none of that was true. 'People have been telling me since I was a little girl that I was too fervent, too forceful, too much. I thought I had harnessed the power of my own strength and greed and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEVY, ARIEL LEV

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B LEVY LEV

Meaker, Marijane

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cleis Press 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HIGHSMITH, PATRICIA MEA

Machado, Carmen Maria

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: The author's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 MAC

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MACHADO, CARMEN MARIA MAC

Doyle, Glennon

11 holds on 12 copies

Summary: "There is a voice of longing inside every woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good mothers, daughters, partners, employees, citizens, and friends. We believe all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives, relationships, and world, and wonder: Wasn't it all supposed to be more beautiful than this?...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Dial Press 2020

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Doyle, Glennon

Summary: "There is a voice of longing inside every woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good mothers, daughters, partners, employees, citizens, and friends. We believe all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives, relationships, and world, and wonder: Wasn't it all supposed to be more beautiful than this?...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Dial Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: BOOK CLUB KIT 921 DOY

Thrash, Maggie

Summary: All-girl camp. First love. First heartbreak. At once romantic and devastating, brutally honest and full of humor, this graphic novel memoir is a debut of the rarest sort.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Dreamscape Media, LLC 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC THR

Thrash, Maggie

Summary: "Maggie Thrash has spent basically every summer of her fifteen-year-old life at the one-hundred-year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set deep in the heart of Appalachia. She's from Atlanta, she's never kissed a guy, she's into Backstreet Boys in a really deep way, and her long summer days are full of a pleasant, peaceful nothing . . . until one confounding moment. A split-second of innocent...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2015

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 THR

Windsor, Edie

Summary: "A lively, intimate memoir from an icon of the gay rights movement, describing gay life in 1950s and 60s New York City and her longtime activism which opened the door for marriage equality. Edie Windsor became internationally famous when she sued the US government, seeking federal recognition for her marriage to Thea Spyer, her partner of more than four decades. The Supreme Court ruled in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WINDSOR, EDIE WIN

LeClair, Michelle

Summary: "The revelatory memoir by former 'poster girl for Scientology' Michelle LeClair describes her struggle to reconcile her same-sex attraction with the church's antigay doctrine, and the lengths to which Scientologists went to silence her. At eighteen, Michelle LeClair found her dream of going to college eclipsed by the lure of Scientology and its promise of a better world--and a better life. She...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LECLAIR, MICHELLE LEC

Bingham, Emily.

Summary: "Raised like a princess in one of the most powerful families in the American South, Henrietta was offered the helm of a publishing empire. Instead, she ripped through the Jazz Age like an F. Scott Fitzgerald character: intoxicating and intoxicated, selfish and shameful, seductive and brilliant, and often terribly troubled. In New York, Louisville, and London she drove men and women wild with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BINGHAM, HENRIETTA WORTH BIN

Heaney, Katie

Summary: "When Katie Heaney published her first book of essays, chronicling her singledom up to age twenty-five, she was still waiting to meet the right guy. Three years later, a lot changed. For one thing, she met the right girl. Here, for the first time, Katie opens up about realizing at the age of twenty-eight that she is gay. In these poignant, funny essays, she wrestles with her shifting sexuality...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HEANEY, KATIE HEA

Esposito, Cameron

Summary: "Cameron Esposito is on her way to becoming a household name, thanks to her unique brand of comedy that doesn't shy away from the issues women (and many men) face today. From sexism and sexuality to white male privilege and self acceptance, Cameron uses humor to break down the barriers that keep us from speaking openly about these topics. Cameron offers funny and insightful essays about...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2020

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Wheeler, Jill C.

Summary: Ellen DeGeneres has dedicated her life to making people laugh. She is known as an entertainment pioneer and champion of the LGBTQ community. Ellen DeGeneres: Groundbreaking Entertainer explores DeGeneres's early life, rise to fame, and positive influence on society. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DEG

De Veaux, Alexis

Summary: "During her lifetime, Audre Lorde (1934-1992) created a mythic identity for herself that retains its vitality to this day. Alexis De Veaux demystifies Lorde's iconic status, charting her childhood in Harlem in the conservative household of Caribbean-immigrant parents; her early marriage to a white, gay man with whom she had two children; her emergence as an outspoken, black, feminist, lesbian...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LORDE, AUDRE DEV

Fagan, Kate.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FAGAN, KATE FAG

Allen, Tina Alexis

Summary: The actress reveals her struggle growing up as a gay woman in a strict Catholic family until the age of eighteen, when her father discovered the truth about her sexuality and revealed that he too was gay, leading them to live their double lives together without their family's knowledge.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.76 ALL

Korn, Gabrielle

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "From the director of fashion and culture at Refinery29 comes a provocative and intimate collection of personal and cultural essays featuring eye-opening explorations of hot-button topics for modern women, including the uptick in internet feminism versus ongoing impossible beauty standards in media, the battle against anorexia, shifting ideals about sexuality, and much more"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Paperback 2020

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Bradford, Richard

Summary: "Made famous by the great success of her psychological thrillers, The Talented Mr Ripley and Strangers on a Train, Patricia Highsmith is lauded as one of the most influential and celebrated modern writers. However, there has never been a clear picture of the woman behind the books. The relationship between Highsmith's lesbianism, her fraught personality - by parts self-destructive and malicious...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Caravel 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HIGHSMITH, PATRICIA BRA

Hough, Lauren

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "As an adult, Lauren Hough has had many identities: an airman in the U.S. Air Force, a cable guy, a bouncer at a gay club. As a child, however, she had none. Growing up as a member of the infamous cult The Children of God, Hough had her own self robbed from her. The cult took her all over the globe-to Germany, Japan, Texas, Chile-but it wasn't until she finally left for good that Lauren...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Thomas, William G.

Summary: The story of the longest and most complex legal challenge to slavery in American history, in which a number of enslaved families challenged their bondage in court.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 THO

Clinton, Chelsea

Summary: Profiles the lives of thirteen American women who have left their mark on U.S. history, including Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Margaret Chase Smith, and Oprah Winfrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J920 CLI

Walden, Tillie

Summary: Ignatz Award winner Tillie Walden's powerful graphic memoir captures what it's like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know. It was the same every morning. Wake up, grab the ice skates, and head to the rink while the world was still dark. Weekends were spent in glitter and tights at competitions. Perform. Smile. And do it again. She was good....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 741.5 WAL

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