Rookiemag.com is a website created by and for young women to make the best of the beauty, pain and awkwardness of being a teenager. when it becomes tough to appreciate such things, we have good plain fun and visual pleasure. when you’re sick of having to be happy all the time, we have lots of rants, too. every school year, we compile the best from the site into a print yearbook. behold: our senior year! in rookie yearbook four, we take a good, long look at stuff like friendship, crushes,
Caitlin moran puts a new face on feminism, cutting to the heart of women’s issues today with her irreverent, transcendent, and hilarious how to be a woman. “half memoir, half polemic, and entirely necessary,” (elle uk), moran’s debut was an instant runaway bestseller in england as well as an amazon uk top ten book of the year; still riding high on bestseller lists months after publication, it is a bona fide cultural phenomenon. now poised to take american womanhood by storm, here is a book that vanity fair calls “the
Pink is my favorite color. i used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink—all shades of pink. if i have an accessory, it is probably pink. i read vogue, and i’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. i once live-tweeted the september issue.in these funny and insightful essays, roxane gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman of color while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years and commenting
It begins as an assignment for english class: write a letter to a dead person. laurel chooses kurt cobain because her sister, may, loved him. and he died young, just like may did. soon, laurel has a notebook full of letters to people like janis joplin, amy winehouse, amelia earhart, heath ledger, and more -- though she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. she writes about starting high school, navigating new friendships, falling in love for the first time, learning to live with her splintering family.
Captured by a giant! the bfg is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. he is far too nice and jumbly. it's lucky for sophie that he is. had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the bloodbottler, the fleshlumpeater, the bonecruncher, or any of the other giants-rather than the bfg-she would have soon become breakfast. when sophie hears that they are flush-bunking off in england to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. and the bfg is going to
An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young yale graduate whose title essay captured the world’s attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation.marina keegan’s star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from yale in may 2012. she had a play that was to be produced at the new york international fringe festival and a job waiting for her at the new yorker. tragically, five days after graduation, marina died in a car crash.as her family,
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Splendid and sumptuous historical novel from the internationally bestselling author, philippa gregory, telling of the early life of katherine of aragon.we think of katherine of aragon as the barren wife of a notorious king; but behind this legacy lies a fascinating story.katherine of aragon is born catalina, the spanish infanta, to parents who are both rulers and warriors. aged four, she is betrothed to arthur, prince of wales, and is raised to be queen of england. she is never in doubt that it is her destiny to rule that far-off,
Playwright, author, and activist eve ensler has devoted her life to the female body—how to talk about it, how to protect and value it. yet she spent much of her life disassociated from her own body—a disconnection brought on by her father’s sexual abuse and her mother’s remoteness. “because i did not, could not inhabit my body or the earth,” she writes, “i could not feel or know their pain.”but ensler is shocked out of her distance. while working in the congo, she is shattered to encounter the horrific rape
Do lobsters feel pain? did franz kafka have a funny bone? what is john updike's deal, anyway? and what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person? david foster wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. whether covering the three-ring circus of a vicious presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary writers, or confronting the world's largest lobster cooker at the annual maine lobster festival, wallace projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his and a voice as powerful
"sex and world peace" unsettles a variety of assumptions in political and security discourse, demonstrating that the security of women is a vital factor in the security of the state and its incidence of conflict and war.the authors compare micro-level gender violence and macro-level state peacefulness in global settings, supporting their findings with detailed analyses and color maps. harnessing an immense amount of data, they call attention to discrepancies between national laws protecting women and the enforcement of those laws, and they note the adverse effects on state security of
In an epic trilogy, philip pullman unlocks the door to a world parallel to our own, but with a mysterious slant all its own. dæmons and winged creatures live side by side with humans, and a mysterious entity called dust just might have the power to unite the universes--if it isn't destroyed first. here, the three paperback titles in pullman's heroic fantasy series are united in one dazzling boxed set. join lyra, pantalaimon, will, and the rest as they embark on the most breathtaking, heartbreaking adventures of their lives. the
In catching the big fish, internationally acclaimed filmmaker david lynch provides a rare window into his methods as an artist, his personal working style, and the immense creative benefits he has experienced from the practice of meditation.lynch describes the experience of "diving within" and "catching" ideas like fish - and then preparing them for television or movie screens, and other mediums in which he works, such as painting, music, and design. lynch writes for the first time about his more than three-decade commitment to transcendental meditation and the difference it
Acclaimed cultural critic bell hooks offers an open-hearted and welcoming vision of gender, sexuality, and society in this inspiring and accessible volume. in engaging and provocative style, bell hooks introduces a popular theory of feminism rooted in common sense and the wisdom of experience. hers is a vision of a beloved community that appeals to all those committed to equality, mutual respect, and justice. hooks applies her critical analysis to the most contentious and challenging issues facing feminists today, including reproductive rights, violence, race, class, and work. with her customary
At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. we meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. this seems standard now, but it’s wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history. with technology, our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering. so why are so many people frustrated?some of
Sebastian junger, the bestselling author of war and the perfect storm, takes a critical look at post-traumatic stress disorder and the many challenges today’s returning veterans face in modern society.there are ancient tribal human behaviors-loyalty, inter-reliance, cooperation-that flare up in communities during times of turmoil and suffering. these are the very same behaviors that typify good soldiering and foster a sense of belonging among troops, whether they’re fighting on the front lines or engaged in non-combat activities away from the action. drawing from history, psychology, and anthropology, bestselling author sebastian
We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, writes arianna huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of the huffington post. and this has profound consequences – on our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness.what is needed, she boldly asserts, is nothing short of a sleep revolution. only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives. in her bestseller thrive, arianna wrote about our need to redefine success through well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving. her discussion of the importance
Beyond words, readers travel to amboseli national park in the threatened landscape of kenya and witness struggling elephant families work out how to survive poaching and drought, then to yellowstone national park to observe wolves sort out the aftermath of one pack's personal tragedy, and finally plunge into the astonishingly peaceful society of killer whales living in the crystalline waters of the pacific northwest.
As a creative force, student of the human heart and soul, and champion of living the life you want, oprah winfrey stands alone. over the years, she has made history with a legendary talk show - the highest-rated program of its kind, launched her own television network, become the nation's only african-american billionaire, and been awarded both an honorary degree by harvard university and the presidential medal of freedom. from all her experiences, she has gleaned life lessons—which, for fourteen years, she's shared in o, the oprah magazine's widely popular
Here, in one volume: marjane satrapi's best-selling, internationally acclaimed graphic memoir.persepolis is the story of satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in tehran during the islamic revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming--both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. it is the chronicle of a girlhood and
In his journal, nobel prize winner john steinbeck called east of eden “the first book,” and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. set in the rich farmland of california’s salinas valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the trasks and the hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of adam and eve and the poisonous rivalry of cain and abel.adam trask came to california from the east to farm and raise his family on the new rich land. but the birth
"nothing less than a full-scale assault on conventional economic wisdom."—newsweek—the times literary supplementhailed as an "eco-bible" by time magazine, e.f. schumacher's riveting, richly researched statement on sustainability has become more relevant and vital with each year since its initial groundbreaking publication during the 1973 energy crisis. a landmark statement against "bigger is better" industrialism, schumacher's small is beautiful paved the way for twenty-first century books on environmentalism and economics, like jeffrey sachs's the end of poverty, paul hawken's natural capitalism, mohammad yunis's banker to the poor, and bill mckibben's deep
Having gone where no woman (who wasn't an aspiring or actual transsexual) has gone for any significant length of time, let alone eighteen months, norah vincent's surprising account is an enthralling reading experience and a revelatory piece of anecdotally based gender analysis that is sure to spark fierce and fascinating conversation.a journalist's provocative, spellbinding account of her eighteen months spent undercover will transform the way we think about what it means to be a man following in the tradition of john howard griffin (black like me) and barbara ehrenreich (nickel
Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. her name is wild woman, but she is an endangered species. clarissa pinkola estes, ph.d., jungian analyst and cantadora storyteller shows how women's vitality can be restored through what she calls "psychic archeological digs" into the ruins of the female unconsious. using multicultural myths, fairy tales, folk tales, and stories, dr. estes helps women reconnect with the healthy, instinctual, visionary attributes of the wild woman archetype.dr. estes has
From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.with pulitzer prize winners nicholas d. kristof and sheryl wudunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through africa and asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an ethiopian woman who suffered devastating injuries in childbirth. drawing on the breadth of their combined reporting experience, kristof and wudunn depict
Heart berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the seabird island indian reservation in the pacific northwest. having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar ii disorder; terese marie mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. the triumphant result is heart berries, a memorial for mailhot's mother, a social worker and activist who had a thing for prisoners; a story of reconciliation
A groundbreaking work of feminist history and theory analyzing the complex relations between various forms of oppression. ain't i a woman examines the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the historic devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism within the recent women's movement, and black women's involvement with feminism.
A sweeping examination of the core issues of sexual politics, bell hooks' new book feminist theory: from margin to center argues that the contemporary feminist movement must establish a new direction for the 1980s. continuing the debates surrounding her controversial first book, ain't i a woman, bell hooks suggests that feminists have not succeeded in creating a mass movement against sexist oppression because the very foundation of women's liberation has, until now, not accounted for the complexity and diversity of female experience. in order to fulfill its revolutionary potential, feminist
When caitlin moran sat down to choose her favourite pieces for her new book she realised that they all seemed to join up. turns out, it’s the same old problems and the same old ass-hats.then she thought of the word ‘moranifesto’, and she knew what she had to do…this is caitlin’s engaging and amusing rallying call for our times. combining the best of her recent columns with lots of new writing unique to this book, caitlin deals with topics as pressing and diverse as 1980s swearing, benefits, boarding schools, and
The emmy award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star of inside amy schumer and the acclaimed film trainwreck has taken the entertainment world by storm with her winning blend of smart, satirical humor. now, amy schumer has written a refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of (extremely) personal and observational essays. in the girl with the lower back tattoo, amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is - a woman with the courage to
Fierce femmes and notorious liars: a dangerous trans girl’s confabulous memoir by kai cheng thom is the highly sensational, ultra-exciting, sort-of true coming-of-age story of a young asian trans girl, pathological liar, and kung-fu expert who runs away from her parents’ abusive home in a rainy city called gloom. striking off on her own, she finds her true family in a group of larger-than-life trans femmes who live in a mysterious pleasure district known only as the street of miracles. under the wings of this fierce and fabulous flock, dearly
From a leader of feminist punk music at the dawn of the riot-grrrl era, a candid and deeply personal look at life in rock and roll. before carrie brownstein codeveloped and starred in the wildly popular tv comedy portlandia, she was already an icon to young women for her role as a musician in the feminist punk band sleater-kinney. the band was a key part of the early riot- grrrl and indie rock scenes in the pacific northwest, known for their prodigious guitar shredding and their leftist lyrics against war,
A powerful cultural touchstone of modern american literature, the color purple depicts the lives of african american women in early twentieth-century rural georgia. separated as girls, sisters celie and nettie sustain their loyalty to and hope in each other across time, distance and silence. through a series of letters spanning twenty years, first from celie to god, then the sisters to each other despite the unknown, the novel draws readers into its rich and memorable portrayals of celie, nettie, shug avery and sofia and their experience. the color purple broke
Gloria steinem—writer, activist, organizer, and one of the most inspiring leaders in the world—now tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of how her early years led her to live an on-the-road kind of life, traveling, listening to people, learning, and creating change. she reveals the story of her own growth in tandem with the growth of an ongoing movement for equality. this is the story at the heart of my life on the road.
The hidden life of trees: what they feel, how they communicate – discoveries from a secret world.in the hidden life of trees, peter wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware. much like human families, tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, and support them as they grow, sharing nutrients with those who are sick or
Angela carter was a storytelling sorceress, the literary godmother of neil gaiman, david mitchell, audrey niffenegger, j. k. rowling, kelly link, and other contemporary masters of supernatural fiction. in her masterpiece, the bloody chamber—which includes the story that is the basis of neil jordan’s 1984 movie the company of wolves—she spins subversively dark and sensual versions of familiar fairy tales and legends like “little red riding hood,” “bluebeard,” “puss in boots,” and “beauty and the beast,” giving them exhilarating new life in a style steeped in the romantic trappings of
‘locked-in syndrome: paralysed from head to toe, the patient, his mind intact, is imprisoned inside his own body, unable to speak or move. in my case, blinking my left eyelid is my only means of communication.’in december 1995, jean-dominique bauby, editor-in-chief of french ‘elle’ and the father of two young children, suffered a massive stroke and found himself paralysed and speechless, but entirely conscious, trapped by what doctors call ‘locked-in syndrome’. using his only functioning muscle – his left eyelid – he began dictating this remarkable story, painstakingly spelling it
An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family.maggie nelson's the argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. at its center is a romance: the story of the author's relationship with the artist harry dodge. this story, which includes nelson's account of falling in love with dodge, who is fluidly gendered, as well as her journey to and through a pregnancy, offers a
From the best-selling author of wild, a collection of quotes--drawn from the wide range of her writings--that capture her wisdom, courage, and outspoken humor, presented in a gift-sized package that's as irresistible to give as it is to receive. around the world, thousands of people have found inspiration in the words of cheryl strayed, who in her three prior books and in her dear sugar columns has shared the twists and trials of her remarkable life. her honesty, spirit, and ample supply of tough love have enabled many of us,
Annie john is a haunting and provocative story of a young girl growing up on the island of antigua. a classic coming-of-age story in the tradition of the catcher in the rye and a portrait of the artist as a young man, kincaid's novel focuses on a universal, tragic, and often comic theme: the loss of childhood.an adored only child, annie has until recently lived an idyllic life. she is inseparable from her beautiful mother, a powerful presence, who is the very center of the little girl's existence. loved and
For thousands of years, in traditional societies around the world, actors were seen as the guardians of intuitive wisdom, and the way of the actor was a path to knowledge and power. brian bates believes that this is still the case today—that actors and actresses fulfill an important function in our culture as modern-day seers and shamans. he portrays the actor as a creator of visions who transports spectators out of their habitual ways of being and leads them on a journey of self-discovery. personal magnetism and charisma, intense body
I decided to talk to women about their vaginas, to do vagina interviews, which became vagina monologues...at first women were reluctant to talk. they were a little shy. but once they got going, you couldn't stop them. women secretly love to talk about their vaginas. they get very excited, mainly because no one's ever asked them before.
Is sophie fevvers, toast of europe's capitals, part swan...or all fake?courted by the prince of wales and painted by toulouse-lautrec, she is an aerialiste extraordinaire and star of colonel kearney's circus. she is also part woman, part swan. jack walser, an american journalist, is on a quest to discover the truth behind her identity. dazzled by his love for her, and desperate for the scoop of a lifetime, walser has no choice but to join the circus on its magical tour through turn-of-the-nineteenth-century london, st petersburg and siberia.