7 Steps to Being a Phenomenal Woman
by: Rockstar Publications, LLC
Product rating: 5.0 with 3 reviews
After taking the journey to find your personal “why,” Erica will teach you how to love yourself (for f’s sake), how to revamp your health with clean eating (no fad dieting here), and explore exercise options. You’ll learn the naked truth about yourself as you discover your inner sexual goddess and find comfort embracing your ideal love life. Finally, you will learn how to channel that power into many areas of your life so you can truly be a phenomenal woman. (This book contains adult language.)
Posted in Motivational Tagged with: Being, LLC, Phenomenal, Rockstar Publications, Steps, Woman
Joy: Poet, Seeker, and the Woman Who Captivated C. S. Lewis
by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Product rating: 5.0 with 3 reviews
The first full biography of Joy Davidman brings her out from C. S. Lewis’s shadow, where she has long been hidden, to reveal a powerful writer and thinker.
Joy Davidman is known, if she is known at all, as the wife of C. S. Lewis. Their marriage was immortalized in the film Shadowlands
and Lewis’s memoir, A Grief Observed
. Now, through extraordinary new documents as well as years of research and interviews, Abigail Santamaria brings Joy Davidman Gresham Lewis to the page in the fullness and depth she deserves.
A poet and radical, Davidman was a frequent contributor to the communist vehicle New Masses
and an active member of New York literary circles in the 1930s and 40s. After growing up Jewish in the Bronx, she was an atheist, then a practitioner of Dianetics; she converted to Christianity after experiencing a moment of transcendent grace. A mother, a novelist, a vibrant and difficult and intelligent woman, she set off for England in 1952, determined to captivate the man whose work had changed her life.
Davidman became the intellectual and spiritual partner Lewis never expected but cherished. She helped him refine his autobiography, Surprised by Joy,
and to write his novel Till We Have Faces.
Their relationship—begun when Joy wrote to Lewis as a religious guide—grew from a dialogue about faith, writing, and poetry into a deep friendship and a timeless love story.
Posted in Poetry Tagged with: Captivated, HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT, Lewis, Poet, Seeker, Woman
The Woman Who Stole My Life: A Novel
Product rating: 3.8 with 281 reviews
A funny new novel from international bestselling author Marian Keyes about Irish beautician Stella Sweeney who falls ill, falls in love, then falls into a glamorous new life in New York City. When her dream life is threatened, will she rally to reclaim love and happiness?
In her own words, Stella Sweeney is just “an ordinary woman living an ordinary life with her husband and two teenage kids,” working for her sister in their neighborhood beauty salon. Until one day she is struck by a serious illness, landing her in the hospital for months.
After recovering, Stella finds out that her neurologist, Dr. Mannix Taylor, has compiled and self-published a memoir about her illness. Her discovery comes when she spots a photo of the finished copy in an American tabloid—and it’s in the hands of the vice president’s wife! As her relationship with Dr. Taylor gets more complicated, Stella struggles to figure out who she was before her illness, who she is now, and who she wants to be while relocating to New York City to pursue a career as a newly minted self-help memoirist.
Funny, fast-paced, and honest, Keyes’s latest novel is full of her trademark charm and wisdom and is sure to delight her many fans.
Posted in Contemporary Women Tagged with: Life, Novel, Stole, Viking, Woman
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Product rating: 4.3 with 184 reviews
Wonder Woman, created in 1941, on the brink of World War II, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, she has lasted the longest and commanded the most vast and wildly passionate following. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike others, she also has a secret history.
In Jill Lepore’s riveting work of historical detection, Wonder Woman’s story provides the missing link in the history of the struggle for women’s rights—a chain of events that begins with the women’s suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later.
This edition includes a new afterword with fresh revelations based on never before seen letters and photographs from the Marston family’s papers.
With 161 illustrations and 16 pages in full color
Posted in Women Tagged with: History, Secret, Vintage, Woman, Wonder