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Away & Aware

Sara Clemence
Authors:
Sara Clemence
PublicAffairs

The H Spot

Jill Filipovic
Authors:
Jill Filipovic

What do women want? The same thing men were promised in the Declaration of Independence: happiness, or at least the freedom to pursue it.For women, though, pursuing happiness is a complicated endeavor, and if you head out into America and talk to women one-on-one, as Jill Filipovic has done, you'll see that happiness is indelibly shaped by the constraints of gender, the expectations of feminine sacrifice, and the myriad ways that womanhood itself differs along lines of race, class, location, and identity.In The H-Spot, Filipovic argues that the main obstacle standing in-between women and happiness is a rigged system. In this world of unfinished feminism, men have long been able to "have it all" because of free female labor, while the bar of achievement for women has only gotten higher. Never before have women at every economic level had to work so much (whether it's to be an accomplished white-collar employee or just make ends meet). Never before have the standards of feminine perfection been so high. And never before have the requirements for being a "good mother" been so extreme. If our laws and policies made women's happiness and fulfillment a goal in and of itself, Filipovic contends, many of our country's most contentious political issues - from reproductive rights to equal pay to welfare spending - would swiftly be resolved.Filipovic argues that it is more important than ever to prioritize women's happiness-and that doing so will make men's lives better, too. Here, she provides an outline for a feminist movement we all need and a blueprint for how policy, laws, and society can deliver on the promise of the pursuit of happiness for all.

Center Street

The 30-Minute Money Plan for Moms

Catey Hill
Authors:
Catey Hill
Dialogue Books

The Leavers

Lisa Ko
Authors:
Lisa Ko

'Sensational' - Guardian'Utterly immersive' - Daily Mail'There was a time I would have called Lisa Ko's novel beautifully written, ambitious, and moving, and all of that is true, but it's more than that now: if you want to understand a forgotten and essential part of the world we live in, The Leavers is required reading' - Ann Patchett, author of CommonwealthFINALIST, NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION 2017FINALIST, PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD FOR DEBUT FICTION 2017WINNER OF THE 2016 PEN/BELLWETHER PRIZE FOR FICTIONNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2017 BY OPRAH, NPR, BUZZFEED AND HUFFINGTON POST*****One morning, Deming Guo's mother, Polly, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, goes to her job at a nail salon - and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left mystified and bereft. Eventually adopted by a pair of well-meaning white professors, Deming is moved from the Bronx to a small town upstate and renamed Daniel Wilkinson. But far from all he's ever known, Daniel struggles to reconcile his adoptive parents' desire that he assimilate with his memories of his mother and the community he left behind. Set in New York and China, The Leavers is a vivid examination of borders and belonging. It's a moving story of how a boy comes into his own when everything he loves is taken away, and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of the past.*****'The Leavers feels as relevant as ever as the future of immigrants in America hangs in the balance' - TIMEA rich, multifaceted portrait of displacement and the trauma of not belonging - IndependentA rich and sensitive portrait of lives lived across borders, cultures, and languages ... One of the most engaging, deeply probing, and beautiful books I have read this year - Laila Lalami, author of The Moor's Account'Instantly compelling' - Stylist Magazine'A must-read' - Marie ClaireLisa Ko's writing is snappy, real and completely engrossing... it took my breath away - Books ft. Politics

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Forest Therapy

Sarah Ivens
Authors:
Sarah Ivens

Who hasn't felt better after a walk in the woods, a picnic alfresco or a swim in the sea? There is something soul-soothingly simple and refreshing about being in nature, about making the most of the great outdoors, being mindful of Mother Nature's gifts and grabbing spring and summer - and those blue sky, brisk days of autumn and winter - with both hands. But sadly it is a skill we are losing. We are becoming creatures wrapped in walls and trapped by to-do lists, hibernating while the world sprouts, grows and changes.From a simple walk in the woods and countryside couples therapy to DIY natural beauty products and how to bring the outdoors to your home, Forest Therapy will provide seasonal tips to help you reconnect with nature. This book is not just for mountain climbers or white water rafters - it is for uninspired fathers wanting to reconnect their families, bookworms looking to shake off their cobwebs, cooped-up kids needing to let off steam, stressed-out professionals wanting to stop and smell the flowers and worn-down mums needing a rejuvenating boost. We all know getting outside is good for us. Our ancestors did it. We should too. This book will help you live your most unforgettable, fabulous alfresco life.

Sphere

Departures

Anna Hart
Authors:
Anna Hart
Piatkus

Seven Days of Us

Francesca Hornak
Authors:
Francesca Hornak
PublicAffairs

Crash Override

Zoë Quinn
Authors:
Zoë Quinn

You've heard the stories about the dark side of the internet--hackers, #gamergate, anonymous mobs attacking an unlucky victim, and revenge porn--but they remain just that: stories. Surely these things would never happen to you.Zoe Quinn used to feel the same way. She is a video game developer whose ex-boyfriend published a crazed blog post cobbled together from private information, half-truths, and outright fictions, along with a rallying cry to the online hordes to go after her. They answered in the form of a so-called movement known as #gamergate--they hacked her accounts; stole nude photos of her; harassed her family, friends, and colleagues; and threatened to rape and murder her. But instead of shrinking into silence as the online mobs wanted her to, she raised her voice and spoke out against this vicious online culture and for making the internet a safer place for everyone.In the years since #gamergate, Quinn has helped thousands of people with her advocacy and online-abuse crisis resource Crash Override Network. From locking down victims' personal accounts to working with tech companies and lawmakers to inform policy, she has firsthand knowledge about every angle of online abuse, what powerful institutions are (and aren't) doing about it, and how we can protect our digital spaces and selves.Crash Override offers an up-close look inside the controversy, threats, and social and cultural battles that started in the far corners of the internet and have since permeated our online lives. Through her story--as target and as activist--Quinn provides a human look at the ways the internet impacts our lives and culture, along with practical advice for keeping yourself and others safe online.

New Harbinger

The Perfectionism Workbook for Teens

Ann Marie Dobosz
Authors:
Ann Marie Dobosz

In our high-pressure society, it's easy to hold ourselves (and others) to impossibly high standards. And when we fail to meet those standards-as we inevitably do-we may become overly critical of ourselves, or lash out toward others. While perfectionism is often associated with positive traits, such as conscientiousness, ambition, and pride in good work, dysfunctional perfectionism is destructive and can lead to anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship problems, and a number of mental health concerns, like depression, procrastination, and self-harm.With The Perfectionism Workbook for Teens, you'll gain a clear understanding of what perfectionism is and learn to differentiate between healthy and unhealthy perfectionism so you'll be better able to manage your own and others' expectations. Using powerful tools drawn from cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies, you'll learn to identify your perfectionist thoughts, discover new ways of responding to your critical inner voice, and build the skills you need to combat negative behaviors based in perfectionism, like chronic procrastination.If perfectionism is causing trouble in your life, the techniques and exercises in this book will help you developnon-perfectionist skills and habits, leading to reduced fear, anxiety, and shame, and increased self-compassion and confidence in getting things done and handling daily pressures.

Constable

The Art of Being Middle Class

Not Actual Size
Authors:
Not Actual Size

Middle-class Brits are embarrassed, awkward, and charmingly insecure in their tastes. The Art of Being Middle-Class, based on stories from cult blog The Middle Class Handbook, is here to help.What are the essential topics to cover when talking about other couples? What do you do about the awkward bag on the seat moment? How do you subtly boast about your summer holiday destination? What does your cooker hood say about you? With tips on taste and etiquette, a conspiratorial cheer here and there, and a kick up the bum when necessary, this book sets out to help our marvellous British MCs be the best they can be. Praise for The Middle Class Handbook:"Indispensable... whether you're middle class or pretending not to be." GQ magazine."Hilarious... we laughed our organic, brushed cotton socks off." Grazia."The Middle Class Handbook skewers the middle classes, and then dissects them with ruthless comical accuracy." Esquire.

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Mindfulness for Women

Vidyamala Burch, Claire Irvin
Authors:
Vidyamala Burch, Claire Irvin

No matter who we are, or what stage of life we are at, we all long for similar things; to be happy, connected with others, in touch with a sense of calm and peace, vital, alive and joyful. And we long to be able to ride out the tough patches that hit all of us from time to time with some degree of grace and dignity.The good news is that we can fulfil these longings at any time, in any place. They are only a moment away, a breath away. We can learn how to be comfortable with our body, know and understand our mind, and love our heart. It isn't difficult, long-winded or time-consuming. In doing so you'll feel happier in your own skin, less stressed, more confident, more capable and more at ease with yourself and life.This is what Mindfulness for Women is about. It is a practical guide to coming home to yourself in each present moment. To finding the ledge behind the waterfall. To resting in the depths of the ocean rather than being tossed about by surface waves.Mindfulness is a potent antidote to anxiety, stress, depression, exhaustion and irritability. It leads to a greater sense of contentment and can also reduce addictive and self-destructive behavioural patterns. This book will enable you to experience the benefits for yourself. It's not designed as a lengthy course but is solutions-based. It's fast - evidence shows that a little bit of mindfulness goes a long way. It's also bespoke - you can read all of it cover to cover, or simply dip in and out, depending on what you want to focus on. You can listen to whichever meditation track suits you at any given time and you can run tracks together if you want to meditate for longer periods. It's designed to suit your life and priorities now and well into the future.

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Leave Your Mark

Aliza Licht
Authors:
Aliza Licht
Seal Press

Seeing Ezra

Kerry Cohen
Authors:
Kerry Cohen

Seeing Ezra is the soulful, beautifully written memoir of a mother's fierce love for her autistic son, and a poignant examination of what it means to be normal." When Kerry Cohen's son Ezra turns one, a babysitter suggests he may be different," setting her family on a path in which autism dominates their world. As he becomes a toddler and they navigate the often rigid and prescriptive world of therapy, Cohen is unsettled by the evaluations they undergo: At home, Ezra is playfully expressive, sharing profound, touching moments of connection and intimacy with his mother and other family members, but in therapy he is pathologized, prodded to behave in ways that undermine his unique expression of autism. It soon becomes clear that more is at stake than just Ezra's well-being Cohen and her marriage are suffering as well. Ezra's differentness, and the strain of pursuing varied therapies, takes a toll on the family,Cohen's husband grows depressed and she pursues an affair,all as she tries to help others recognize and embrace Ezra's uniqueness rather than force him to behave outside his comfort level. It isn't until they abandon the expected, prescriptive notions about love, marriage, and individuality that they are able to come back together as two parents who fiercely love their little boy.Powerful and eye-opening, Seeing Ezra is an inspirational chronicle of a mother's struggle to protect her son from a system that seeks to compartmentalize and fix" him, and of her journey toward accepting and valuing him for who he is,just as he is.

Robinson

The DIY Wedding Manual

Lisa Sodeau
Authors:
Lisa Sodeau

This book will show you that with a little bit of planning and preparation, it is possible to have the day of your dreams without starting married life in debt. The average cost of a wedding is about as much as a deposit on a house, but one thing the 'credit crunch' taught us all is that there are many areas in our lives where we can save money by doing things ourselves. So why should weddings be an exception? Whether it's boom or bust you don't have to spend a fortune. You really can create your own special day by doing it yourself and having fun along the way. This book is packed with top tips and money saving ideas for: Stationery, Venues, Flowers, Transport, Hair and Make-up, Photographs, Food and Drink, the Reception and much more - including tips from live brides and over 100 budget busting ideas.

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A Modern Girl's Guide To The Perfect Single Life

Sarah Ivens
Authors:
Sarah Ivens

A Modern Girl's Guide to the Perfect Single Life is a must-have book which tells the truth about how to survive and most of all, enjoy, single life. Covering every aspect of single life from going to events alone to fending off exes to enjoying your freedom, it gives advice and guidance on the real issues of single life. Topics include: -Living on your own -Surviving the weekends and holidays-Dating rules for the single girl-Feeling fabulous-Managing your emotions-Enjoying your single status-Facing the futurePacked full of common dilemmas as well as secrets of success and case studies, this book is an essential guide for all single women.

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A Modern Girl's Guide To Networking

Sarah Ivens
Authors:
Sarah Ivens

This fun, info-packed guide is the perfect book for those seeking personal or career success and improved communication skills. Sarah Ivens, bestselling author of A Modern Girl's Guide to Etiquette, tells you how to network with integrity, how to win friends, work a room at social occasions and get ahead in business. Ideas to improve your confidence along with case studies of successful networkers will help you become the successful woman you want to be. Topics covered include: Basic etiquette and body language; Conversation starters; The art of communication; Social situations; Hosting an event; Friendships and dating; In the office.

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The Bride's Guide To Unique Weddings

Sarah Ivens
Authors:
Sarah Ivens

This fun, witty book for brides-to-be tells the modern girl how to have the most memorable day ever. The Bride's Guide to Unique Weddings gives helpful hints, guidance and case studies on how to plan for the big day and how to make it different to all the other weddings your friends have been to. Entertaining and informative, it is aimed at every woman who wants to enjoy a stylish wedding which will stand out and be memorable. Topics covered include: Location, Location, Location - mood, lighting and surroundings; Seasonal Selection - how to suit and style for all seasons; Dressing You Up - celebrity ideas and fashion designer tips; Glamorous Gourmet - chic menus for every budget; Let Me Entertain You - discos, dances, DJs and fireworks; Picture Perfect - how to find a good photographer and learn the poses; Last Word in Style - readings, vows and speeches; Sprinkle some Sparkle - mad, crazy and unique ideas to make your wedding go with a bang;· That's Magic - honeymoons and original gifts for your wedding party. The Bride's Guide to Unique Weddings is a must-have, light-hearted guide to one of the most stressful days of a girl's life.

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A Modern Girl's Guide To Etiquette

Sarah Ivens
Authors:
Sarah Ivens
Piatkus

A Modern Girl's Guide To Getting Hitched

Sarah Ivens
Authors:
Sarah Ivens

Sarah Ivens Moffett

Sarah Ivens is the Editor of OK! Magazine in New York. She has also written for Marie Claire, Tatler, Woman's Journal, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, News of the World and GQ. She is the author of the bestselling Modern Girl's Guide to Getting Hitched.