Reviews and Blog Posts: Women

Love Me Back

by Merritt Tierce

Reviewer Rating:
4

This is a coming of age tale for young women of the "Girls" generation. Unflinching in her portrayals of sex as escape and catharsis, Teirce tells a story of a young mother growing into a woman and taking a painful and circuitous route to get there. 

The Wives of Los Alamos : a novel

by TaraShea Nesbit

Reviewer Rating:
4

The Wives of Los Alamos is historical fiction about the women who accompany their husbands to Los Alamos during the height of nuclear-bomb production during World War II. The book is written without dialog and is told by the collective "we". Each paragraph is told according to more than one viewpoint,...

Women from the ankle down the story of shoes and how they define us

by Rachelle Bergstein

Reviewer Rating:
5

I have owned, held or pined for most of the shoes mentioned in this book. More than just a history of shoes, the book chronicles the symbiotic relationship between shoes and our culture. Bergstein's research appears to be thorough and well documented but really, even if it wasn't I wouldn't know nor care...the...

We killed : the rise of women in American comedy

by Yael Kohen

Reviewer Rating:
5

The exploration of the heated question are women funny is fully and hilariously discussed in We Killed: the rise of women in American comedy. First of all, the chapters are divided into eras of comedy and the corresponding comedians and themes. If anyone is looking for a specific American female...

I feel bad about my neck and other thoughts on being a woman

by Nora Ephron

Reviewer Rating:
1

To borrow from Roger Ebert: I hated, hated, hated this book.  Here's why:

Women heroes of World War II : 26 stories of espionage, sabotage, resistance, and rescue

by Kathryn J Atwood

Kathryn J. Atwood's Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue is a good place for older kids and teens to start their research into the European theater of the war, but it by no means gives a complete picture even of the women it features,...

Man down : proof beyond a reasonable doubt that women are better cops, drivers, gamblers, spies, world leaders, beer tasters, hedge fund managers, and just about everything else

by Dan Abrams

Reviewer Rating:
5

Dan Abrams takes the battle of the sexes out of the barroom and off the playing field. Sweeping up the gauntlet for women, he backs up his claims with study, after study, after study. I picked this book up off the shelf mostly because the title cracked me up.  1....

More than petticoats. Remarkable Colorado women

by Gayle Corbett Shirley

Reviewer Rating:
3

Remarkable Colorado Women is a intriguing little volume in which you will learn about women's crucial role in creating the Colorado we know and love today. This collection acts as a history of Colorado at the turn of the century and features the first women to climb Pike's Peak, the...

A year of Biblical womanhood : how a liberated woman found herself sitting on her roof, covering her head, and calling her husband "master"?

by Rachel Held Evans

Reviewer Rating:
4

If you’re a woman of faith, how should you live your life?  Rachel Held Evans decided to try a brave experiment to find some answers for herself.  Rachel spent an entire year living “Biblical Womanhood.”  Rachel took some teachings from the bible to put into practice in her own life. ...

Where'd you go, Bernadette

by Maria Semple

Reviewer Rating:
5

Wow, this is the best book I’ve "read" in a long time.  I guess I didn't really read it, I listened to the Audiobook on CD.

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