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Spring 2013 Catalog Editors Katherine Lee Marilyn Malara Karlyn Mckell Jessica Militare Aqueelah Mitchell Catherine Negron

Our goal is to provide a literary space for renowned and up-and-coming female authors. Women Out Loud gives women of all backgrounds the agency to be heard.


Table of Contents

Sharing a Breath Jodi Picoult ………………………………………………..…..…. 4

LA-LA Land Aimee Harper ……………………………………………….…... 4

Happy Vegandays: Year-Round Holiday Recipes That Rock Isa Chandra Moskowitz ……………………………………..…… 5

Leaving Home: Cooking It Your Way Karrie Grace ……………………………………………………… 5

Life Is But A Dream: The Autobiography of Beyoncé Knowles Beyoncé Knowles ………………………………………….….…. 6

And She Knew It, Too: A Biography of Betty Friedan Germaine Greer …………………………………………….….…. 6

The Infinite of Great Women: A Collection of Great Women from Past to Present Susan Faludi ………………………………………………………. 7

That’s the Way That Worked Out: A Book of Poetry for Today’s Women Various Authors …………………………………………………… 8

Neither Jack Nor Jill Judith Butler ……………………………………………………….. 9

Where There is Wil, There is Way: Reflections of a Daughter Who Took Strength for Granted Marleene J. Maldonado ……………………………..…….……….. 9


The Devil Wears Doc Martens Jenny Eliscu ……………………………………………..………… 10

Thicker Than Water: A Collection of Stories Ivan Coyote ………………………………………………..……..… 10

Triumph: A Memoir …………….......………………………….….. 11 Tammy Duckworth

Wake Up to Roses: A Guide to Morning Yoga and Finding Happiness Every Day Susan Mau ………………………………………………….…….… 12

Let’s Think New! Sanala Vanzant ………………………………………………….….. 12

New York City Style: A Television Culture Jennifer Loring …………………………………………….……..… 13

Women and Hip-Hop: Navigating a World of Patriarchy and Sexism Joan Morgan …………………………………………….……..…... 13

Feminine Theory: An Anthology Leah Stearns …………………………………………………….….. 14


Fiction

Sharing A Breath A Novel

Jodi Picoult Merissa had just graduated college with a master’s degree in Museum Studies when a tragic car accident caused her sister’s untimely death. Merissa is given the responsibility of caring for her newborn nephew, but finds that life weighs down hard when she must bear such unexpected responsibilities. She was ready to start her life and accept a job position at the National Museum of Art, but decides to give up the opportunity for her nephew. Amongst tragedy and heavy responsibility, Merissa must sacrifice her dream only to discover that the best kinds of love come from the most peculiar and sometimes heart breaking situations. “A surprisingly hopeful story, amongst the inevitability of tragedy…” -Joann Kilms, Head Librarian at New York University “Picoult pinches at your heart and makes you weep from a love unlike any other.” -Towy Pincher, President of NY Women Book Club       

hardcover Fiction 320 pages 5½x8¼ $14.99/$16.00 in Canada

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On Sale: May 10, 2013

LA-LA Land A Novel

Aimee Harper LA-LA Land is a heartfelt novel about growing up and trying to make it as a young actress in Los Angeles, told through the stream of consciousness of seventeen-year-old Gemma Leightly. Although it explores the darkness of the Hollywood lifestyle—alcohol, sex, drug abuse and issues of body image—this book is an uplifting story about a talented and quirky girl who refuses to let the world ignore her. AIMEE HARPER is a published author currently living in Santa Monica, California with her husband and two children. Her other works include Life in a Plastic Bubble: A Memoir and Sadie, Don’t Dance. “Harper’s newest novel sheds light on the problems in the entertainment industry, while also reminding readers that genuine people can still make a difference in a world made of plastic.” - The Los Angeles Times Book Review

hardcover Fiction 224 pages 5½x8¼ $12.99/14.99 in Canada On Sale: April 10, 2013

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Food

Happy Vegandays: Year-Round Holiday Recipes That Rock A Cookbook

Isa Chandra Moskowitz From the punk kitchen goddess who brought you Vegan with a Vengeance, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World and cooking show Post Punk Kitchen, Brooklynite Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s latest cook book, Happy Vegandays: Year-Round Holiday Recipes That Rock, offers culinary connoisseurs healthy holiday alternatives from jumbo soy nog snickerdoodles to rosemary- and hazelnut-encrusted seitan. Named a “Top Ten Holiday Vegan Cookbook.” -VegNews, February/March 2013 “Isa Chandra Moskowitz channels Brooklyn spunk in her palatable holiday fare.” -The New York Times Book Review

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290 pages, 145 Full Color Illustrations 9 x 10 ½ $17.95/19.99 in Canada On Sale: June 15, 2013

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Leaving Home: Cooking It Your Way A Cookbook

Karrie Grace Whether you’re a student, single, new bride, mother, or a busy businesswoman, this collection of recipes will be your guide to creating delicious meals every day of the week. Quick and healthy, yet comforting—like your mama made! “These recipes are among the easiest to follow. I’m looking forward to more!” -Kate Ducky, Professor of Business Management, Johnson & Wales KARRIE GRACE is a culinary professor at Johnson & Wales University in Miami, Florida. She has previously written two cookbooks featured in Good Eats magazine. Grace has been rated most inventive with basic cooking skills.

paperback Cooking 160 pages, 80 Full Color Illustrations 9 x 10 ½ $24.99/26.00 in Canada On Sale: July 5, 2013

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Autobiography/Biography

Life Is But A Dream: The Autobiography of Beyoncé Knowles An Autobiography

Beyoncé Knowles In this much anticipated autobiography, Beyoncé Knowles sits down to expand on topics discussed in the HBO documentary “Life Is But A Dream.” The artist reveals her life as a wife, mother, and international celebrity. In the history of popular music, there is no name that rings as loudly as Beyoncé. She has been in the music business since the age of sixteen, starting off in girl group Destiny’s Child, and then as a solo artist. She has since entered the movie and fashion industries. This multi-platinum award winning artist is well known for her live shows, but is no stranger to controversy. The private star is often questioned about her marriage, imperfections, management and most recently, motherhood. In Life Is But A Dream: The Autobiography of Beyoncé Knowles, the icon tells all from the pressures of being in the public eye, to rumors about infidelity and a surrogate mother to what’s next for her life and career. “Beyoncé is getting personal, and we like it. If you love her, if you’ve just discovered her, if you’re not a fan, get the book; you won’t be sorry.” – Anthony DeCurtis, Rolling Stone     

hardcover Non-Fiction 256 pages, 10 with Illustrations 5½x8¼ $25.00/$27.00 in Canada On Sale: May 4, 2013

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And She Knew It, Too A Biography of Betty Friedan

Germaine Greer Germaine Greer is a major feminist writer who has published The Female Eunuch and Sex and Destiny: The Politics of Human Fertility. She has since directed her witty voice toward the task of writing the biography of ultra-influential feminist and writer of The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan. In this unexpected biography, Greer focuses on her personal relationship with Friedan. She sheds light on their conversations and debates as well as her experience traveling with Friedan to Iran. Greer documents that she did not personally like Friedan, and frequently disagreed with many of her ideals. However, she admired the luminary for her wild strength. Betty Friedan published The Feminine Mystique in 1963 with W.W. Norton & Co.. Since then, it is credited to have sparked “second-wave feminism.” Her monumental book unearthed the unhappy truth behind the overly fantasized role of the housewife, and changed the face of feminism forever.

hardcover Non-Fiction 288 pages 5½x7½ $26.99/29.99 in Canada On Sale: May 1, 1013

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Autobiography/Biography

The Infinite of Great Women A Collection of Great Women from the Past and Present

Susan Faludi This collection centers on women of success, strength, and power from around the world, both past and present. Presenting portraits of leading ladies such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Mother Teresa, the images document their moments of greatness, accompanied by brief biographies and memorable quotes to live by. SUSAN FALUDI is an American author, journalist, and feminist. She has won a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism, as well as a National Book Critics Circle Award for Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women.

hardcover Non-Fiction 340 pages, Full Color Illustrations 10 x 10 $26.99/$29.00 in Canada On Sale: February 17, 2013

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Poetry

That’s the Way That Worked Out A Book of Poetry for Today’s Women

Various Authors Since the 1950’s, feminist poetry has blossomed into a source of empowerment and strength for women all over the world. This fresh collection includes poems written within the last decade on women’s issues. Featuring 25 pieces by authors such as Carol Ann Duffy, Susan Howe, and Laurel Richardson, That’s the Way That Worked Out provides expertly written poems for women of all backgrounds. Other authors include Marilyn Malara, Laura Kinsel, and Aleeya Powers. “That’s the Way That Worked Out brought me to such a place of freeing stability that, after reading it, I felt as if I could take on the world.” -Dr. M. Simon, Professor of English at Florida State University The title stems from Laurel Richardson’s ethnographic poem, Louisa May’s Story of Her Life, originally published in her book Fields of Play: Constructing an Academic Life.

paperback Poetry 118 pages 5¼x7½ $18.99/$21.99 in Canada On Sale: June 17, 2013

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Non-Fiction

Neither Jack Nor Jill Judith Butler

Neither Jack Nor Jill is a hard look into the rise of gender questioning, transgender and queer philosophies of today, oppression of non-binary peoples, ethics, and the differences in sex, gender and romantic inclination. Contributors include: Kate Bornstein (author, playwright, gender theorist), Iggy Pop, S. Bear Bergman, Dean Spade, T. Cooper (online blogger, author), and Christie Elan-Cane (UK non-gendered rights activist). JUDITH BUTLER is an American post-structuralist philosopher who has contributed to the fields of feminist philosophy, queer theory, political philosophy, and ethics. She studied at Yale University and Bennington College. She has received the Theodor W. Adorno Award in 2012, the Rockefeller Fellowship in 2001, and is a member of the American Philosophical Society.

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hardcover Nonfiction 356 pages 8.5 x 11 $18.99/$21.00 in Canada On Sale: January 20, 2013

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Where There is Wil, There is Way Reflections of a Daughter Who Took Strength for Granted

Marleene J. Maldonado This beautifully written memoir reflects on Marleene Maldonado’s experience of being her mother’s daughter. A title chosen from a note of a fortune cookie that Marleene’s mother, Wil, kept on the fridge at all times, Where There is Wil, There is Way is the honest story about a broken mother who made it through depression, borderline poverty, and the anxieties of being a single mother to be a success all around. “Where There is Wil, There is Way pulls the reader into Marleene Maldonado’s childhood with gripping prose and powerful reflection. I couldn’t rip myself away.” –Jennifer Rose, Book Club President “This is an important contribution to the world of broken families of all types[…], it is relevant to all.” -Publisher’s Weekly, January 2013

hardcover Non-Fiction/Memoir 257 Pages 5½x8¼ $26.99/29.99 in Canada On Sale: May 4, 2013

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Non-Fiction

The Devil Wears Doc Martens Jenny Eliscu Contributing editor of Rolling Stone magazine, Jenny Eliscu, offers an inside look into the legendary publication at the forefront of music journalism. Conveying wit found in her 2005 debut, Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide, the seasoned critic includes exclusive commentary about her interviews with the self-destructive Amy Winehouse and rehab-bound Britney Spears. “Eliscu delivers the truths of reporting on an industry laden with drugs and anxiety in an uplifting way.” –New York Magazine “It’s refreshing to hear from one of Rolling Stone’s leading ladies.” –E. Jean Carroll, Elle

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Creative Nonfiction 258 pages, 20 with illustrations 5½x8¼ $14.99

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On Sale: May 4, 2013

Thicker Than Water A Collection of Stories

Ivan Coyote

In the newest collection of short stories by Ivan Coyote, the author takes readers through the hardships and bonds of family through the lens of today’s gender binaries. Coyote travels across North America, telling her stories and picking up a few along the way.

IVAN COYOTE is an award-winning author of six short story collections, the novel Bow Grip, three audiobooks, and four short films.

hardcover Creative Non-Fiction 198 pages 6x9 $14.99/$16.00 in Canada On Sale: February 27, 2013

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Non-Fiction

Triumph A Memoir

Tammy Duckworth Tammy Duckworth, the first Asian-American Congresswoman of Illinois, takes readers on a journey through the front lines of battle, politics and veteran affairs. Detailing her tour in Iraq as a helicopter pilot, Duckworth vividly depicts the day her life changed after a crash left her a double amputee. In a heart-wrenching and genuine account, she delivers her story as a woman in combat and now, a leader of the nation. TAMMY DUCKWORTH has served as the Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and as the Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. She is the first member of Congress born in Thailand. “Tammy Duckworth is an American hero, and her memoir is a testament to the struggles that women of politics and combat face in these male-dominated spheres.” -Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor “Honest and raw, Duckworth holds nothing back in her tell-all account.” -TIME

hardcover Non-Fiction/Memoir 320 Pages 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 $29.99/31.99 in Canada On Sale: March 11, 2013

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Lifestyle

Wake Up to Roses A Guide to Morning Yoga and Finding Happiness Every Day Susan Mau Mau presents insights on the benefits of changing your routines for the better. With each chapter comes a different routine of easy, fifteen-minute yoga poses that will start your day with good circulation and positive energy. “Lighthearted and insightful…” –Yoga Master Yuri Mine SUSAN MAU has an Advanced Yoga Certification and is a breast cancer survivor. She donates half of the profits from her yoga studio to Relay for Life each year. Mau lives in New York City with her boyfriend, Neal, and three cats, George, Phillip, and Josephine.

paperback Non-Fiction 128 pages, 25 with illustrations Printed only on recycled paper 8 ½ x 11 $11.99/12.99 in Canada On Sale: May 10th, 2013

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Let’s Think New! An Inspirational Book

Sanala Vanzant The break-out book by Sanala Vanzant, daughter of award winning inspirational speaker Iyanla Vanzant, captures many of Iyanla’s teachings while incorporating much of Sanala’s wisdom. Through exercises and readings, discover the power of thoughts and how to get on a positive track. Discover why Vanzant is an inspiration to look out for. SANALA VANZANT is no stranger to inspirational speeches growing up as the daughter of Iyanla Vanzant. Sanala received her B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from Princeton University and was trained by her mother. She has hosted numerous workshops and lectures. Vanzant is a mother of two and resides in Georgia. She serves as a spiritual counselor and writer for the women’s newsletter My Soul Cries. “I have found a new thinker to inspire me. The world better look out for Iyanla Vanzant 2.0.” - The New York Times Book Review

hardcover Non-Fiction 320 pages 5½x7¼ $22.95/20.95 in Canada On Sale: May 20, 2013

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Lifestyle

New York City Style: A Television Culture Fashion & Style

Jennifer Loring Jennifer Loring’s newest fashion collection provides glamorous insight into the fashion trends of New York City as they are depicted on primetime television. Dazzling behind-the-scenes photographs and interviews with producers, directors, designers and actors give readers a glimpse of what happens when the fashion world meets the entertainment industry. “A visual masterpiece… it captures New York City trends from the 80s, 90s, and today through photographs and interviews from television hits such as Sex and the City, The Carrie Diaries, and Gossip Girl.” - The New Yorker JENNIFER LORING currently lives in New York City and works as Creative Director for Tiffany & Co.. Other works by Loring include Tiffany in Fashion and Andy Warhol and his Muses.

hardcover Non Fiction/Style 224 pages, pages with illustrations: 214 12 ½ x 9 ¼ $42.99/44.99 in Canada On Sale: May 3, 2013

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Women and Hip-Hop: Navigating a World of Patriarchy and Sexism Joan Morgan Women and Hip-Hop: Navigating a World of Patriarchy and Sexism is hip-hop feminist Joan Morgan’s latest collection of essays on female gender dynamics in the music genre. Like her debut, When Chickenheads Come Home To Roost, Women and Hip-Hop explores black and white females’ struggles with accepting and denying the rampant sexism and patriarchy in hip-hop—from the video vixen’s acquiescence to a rapper’s beck and call, to the single mother who simultaneously loves and hates misogynistic lyrics. “Women and Hip-Hop takes Morgan’s theories to the next level— she wants women to accept their rocky relationship with the gangsta.” –Tonya Morris, Editor-in-Chief of The Source JOAN MORGAN is currently a Scholar in Residence at Vanderbilt University, and permanently resides in upstate New York with her son Sule.

paperback Non Fiction 240 pages 5½x8½ $12.99 On Sale: May 5, 2013

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Academic

Feminine Theory An Anthology

Leah Stearns This compilation includes a series of articles and essays by notable rhetoricians and professors of feminine theory. It discusses the field of feminism, and analyzes the rhetorical tools scholars use to interpret diverse paradigms. Notable authors in Feminine Theory include Karlyn Cambell, Pauline Johnson, and Carolyn Heilbrun.

“An in-depth analysis on the history and development of feminine theory... Surprisingly great for a first anthology!” -Anne Linnelee, Direct of Women’s Studies at University of Central Florida

LEAH STEARNS is a graduate student at Florida State University. Feminine Theory will be her first published work.

hardcover Anthology 108 pages 6 9/10 x 8 9/10 $42.99/44.99 in Canada On Sale: January 3rd, 2013

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