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When We Knew We Were Feminists

By Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan

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  • £11.99

When did you know you were a feminist? Whether it happened at school, at work, while watching TV, or reading a book, many of us can point to a particular moment when we knew we were feminists. In Click, editors Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan bring us a range of women- including Jessica Valenti, Amy Richards, Shelby Knox, Winter Miller, and Jennifer Baumgardner- who share stories about how that moment took shape for them. Sometimes emotional, sometimes hilarious, this collection gives young women who already identify with the feminist movement the opportunity to be heard- and it welcomes into the fold those new to the still-developing story of feminism.

Notable writers entertain and illuminate with true stories recalling the distinct moments when they knew they were feminists

When did you know you were a feminist? Whether it happened at school, at work, while watching TV, or reading a book, many of us can point to a particular moment when we knew we were feminists. In Click, editors Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan bring us a range of women- including Jessica Valenti, Amy Richards, Shelby Knox, Winter Miller, and Jennifer Baumgardner- who share stories about how that moment took shape for them. Sometimes emotional, sometimes hilarious, this collection gives young women who already identify with the feminist movement the opportunity to be heard- and it welcomes into the fold those new to the still-developing story of feminism.

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  • ISBN: 9781580052856
  • Publication date: 27 Apr 2010
  • Page count: 240
  • Imprint: Seal Press
Little, Brown US

Little Women (Illustrated)

Louisa May Alcott
Authors:
Louisa May Alcott

For generations, children around the world have come of age with Louisa May Alcott's March girls: hardworking eldest sister Meg, headstrong, impulsive Jo, timid Beth, and precocious Amy. With their father away at war, and their loving mother Marmee working to support the family, the four sisters have to rely on one another for support as they endure the hardships of wartime and poverty. We witness the sisters growing up and figuring out what role each wants to play in the world, and, along the way, join them on countless unforgettable adventures.Readers young and old will fall in love with this beloved classic, at once a lively portrait of nineteenth-century family life and a feminist novel about young women defying society's expectations.

Fleet

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Authors:
J. Courtney Sullivan
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Greater than Ever

Daniel L. Doctoroff
Authors:
Daniel L. Doctoroff

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Authors:
Sasha Abramsky
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Putting Wealth to Work

Joel L. Fleishman
Authors:
Joel L. Fleishman

During the next twenty years, as part of the largest transfer of wealth in history, more than $500 billion is expected to pour into the philanthropic sector. Some of it will come from retiring baby boomers, but even more will come from newly rich Silicon Valley billionaires. Since 2006, the appeal of "giving while living" has grown, so much so that many philanthropic donors now expect not just to give money during their lifetimes, but to create organizations or ventures-some for profit, others not for profit-whose missions are expected to be completed within the lifetime of the donors. The combination of these two trends has transformed the not-for-profit sector in scale and dynamism, attracting some skeptical scrutiny along the way. Philanthrocapitalism has acquired some of the trappings of financialization, and has the potential to deliver ever greater impact. But will it? And will the demand that the impact be quickly realized mean that longer-term institution-building missions will be neglected?Joel L. Fleishman is one of the wisest of wise men in philanthropy whose advice is routinely sought by organizations and individuals across the country. In Putting Wealth to Work, he tells the story of a uniquely American financial sector, all but created by Andrew Carnegie's example, that since 1995 has become more dynamic with every passing year. Staggering personal fortunes are made and given away, from Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, as in no previous era since the golden age of American capitalism. America currently leads the world in this trend-of the 138 signers of the giving-while-living pledge, 110 were American-but the world is following in its footsteps. This movement of socially motivated capital is unprecedented and its consequences are potentially transformative for the American economy and the world at large.

Basic Books

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Authors:
Dar Williams

A beloved folk singer presents an impassioned account of the fall and rise of the small American towns she cherishesDubbed by the New Yorker as "one of America's very best singer-songwriters," Dar Williams has made her career not in stadiums, but touring America's small towns. She has played their venues, composed in their coffee shops, and drunk in their bars. She has seen these communities struggle, but also seen them thrive in the face of postindustrial identity crises.Here, Williams muses on why some towns flourish while others fail, examining elements from the significance of history and nature to the uniting power of public spaces and food. Drawing on her own travels and the work of urban theorists, Williams offers real solutions to rebuild declining communities.What I Found in a Thousand Towns is more than a love letter to America's small towns, it's a deeply personal and hopeful message about the potential of America's lively and resilient communities.

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Authors:
Susan Cheever

In DRINKING IN AMERICA, bestselling author Susan Cheever chronicles our national love affair with liquor, taking a long, thoughtful look at the way alcohol has changed our nation's history. This is the often-overlooked story of how alcohol has shaped American events and the American character from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.Seen through the lens of alcoholism, American history takes on a vibrancy and a tragedy missing from many earlier accounts. From the drunkenness of the Pilgrims to Prohibition hijinks, drinking has always been a cherished American custom: a way to celebrate and a way to grieve and a way to take the edge off. At many pivotal points in our history-the illegal Mayflower landing at Cape Cod, the enslavement of African Americans, the McCarthy witch hunts, and the Kennedy assassination, to name only a few-alcohol has acted as a catalyst.Some nations drink more than we do, some drink less, but no other nation has been the drunkest in the world, as America was in the 1830s, only to outlaw drinking entirely a hundred years later. Both a lively history and an unflinching cultural investigation, DRINKING IN AMERICA unveils the volatile ambivalence within one nation's tumultuous affair with alcohol.

Seal Press

The New Better Off

Courtney E. Martin
Authors:
Courtney E. Martin

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Basic Books

The Two-Income Trap (Revised and Updated Edition)

Amelia Warren Tyagi, Elizabeth Warren
Authors:
Amelia Warren Tyagi, Elizabeth Warren
Seal Press

Otherhood

Melanie Notkin
Authors:
Melanie Notkin

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Virago

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J. Courtney Sullivan
Authors:
J. Courtney Sullivan

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Basic Books

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Authors:
Donna Freitas

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Authors:
Jeff Biggers

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Seal Press

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Caren Osten Gerszberg, Leah Odze Epstein
Authors:
Caren Osten Gerszberg, Leah Odze Epstein

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Basic Books

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Authors:
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Chuck Sudetic, George Soros
Authors:
Chuck Sudetic, George Soros

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Nation Books

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Authors:
Sarah Garland

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Nation Books

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Authors:
Nir Rosen
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Authors:
Courtney E. Martin

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