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Category Archive: Non-Fiction

A Strong and Mighty Woman of Liberia: Leymah Gbowee

I picked up Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War (2011) by Leymah Gbowee because an acquaintance of mine recommended it.  The title was enough to… Continue reading

I Have a Feminist Crush on Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter’s new book A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power (2014) is like the cliff’s notes version of Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.  This isn’t… Continue reading

A History of Domestic Advice

From Catharine Beecher to Martha Stewart: A Cultural History of Domestic Advice (2002) by Sarah A. Leavitt intrigued me from the moment I first found it on the shelves of my university library.… Continue reading

Superiority, Insecurity, and Impulse Control: The Triple Package

I promised to review The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America (2014) by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld after I ended up talking… Continue reading

A History of Feminist Thought: The Essential Feminist Reader

This book has been on my to-read list for years.  Once I decided to buy it so I could annotate it, it sat on my nightstand for a few more years. I’ve finally… Continue reading

Serial Killers and Architects: The Devil in the White City

I have an urge to go on a psychopathic murderer reading binge.  I often find myself reading books of the same ilk in succession; some of these themes have included the Holocaust, African… Continue reading

Women at Work: Leaning In

Much of my research centers on women in the workplace, whether that be the home or a traditional office, and I look at women historically and in the current workplace.  So when Sheryl… Continue reading

She Is Malala

As most of you know, education is important to me.  I wouldn’t be pursuing a Ph.D. if it weren’t. Not only do I believe in education, but I believe in education for girls,… Continue reading

Literary Wives: The Zookeeper’s Wife

The Zookeeper’s Wife (2007) by Diane Ackerman is this month’s pick for the Literary Wives Series.  Please check out the other bloggers’ sites for more reviews on what this non-fiction book says about… Continue reading

Talking Trauma: Paramedics and Their Stories

What would you do if your job included finding brains splattered along the freeway, having people chase you with knives, and dealing with blood, brains, and severed limbs?  You’d tell stories about it… Continue reading