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Mr. Wrong

Real-Life Stories About the Men We Used to Love

Mr. Wrong

Mr. Wrong is the tug behind your navel, the guy who lights you up like a Roman candle, the danger you can’t resist. And just about every woman, at some point in her life, has encountered one–or many.

Women everywhere will see themselves in these witty, wise, and entertaining personal essays by some of the literary world’s most accomplished and bestselling authors, including Jane Smiley, Audrey Niffennegger, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Ntozake Shange, Roxana Robinson, Marge Piercy, and Ann Hood. Readers will delight in the array of Mr. Wrongs encountered in these pages–from harmless and charming to revolting and offensive–and ultimately relish the notion that even if we succumb to the temptation of an utterly reckless romance, we can emerge with our hearts intact.

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Growing Up Girl

Growing Up Girl: An Anthology of Voices from Marginalized Spaces

Growing Up Girl

Growing Up Girl is an eclectic collection of poems, essays, and short stories that document the transition from girl to woman, as told by the girls and women who know the journey best. Whether she’s coming undone or coming out, the writing is authentic and passionate.

Read reviews and buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/Growing-Up-Girl-Anthology-Marginalized/dp/0977937208/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1398593441&sr=1-5&keywords=Growing+Up+Girl

From My People

400 Years of African American Folklore: An Anthology

From My People

A magnificent celebration of — and an essential introduction to — African American life and culture. Folklore displays the heart and soul of a people. African American folklore not only hands down traditions and wisdom through the generations but also tells the history of a people banned from writing and reading during slavery. In this anthology, Daryl Cumber Dance collects a wealth of tales that have survived and been adapted over the years, many featuring characters from African culture. She leaves no genre of folklore out, including everything from proverbs and recipes to folk songs and rumor.

You can read reviews and buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/From-My-People-Anthology-Paperback/dp/0393324974

Honey, Hush!

Honey, Hush!

Daryl Cumber Dance has collected the often hard-hitting, sometimes risqué, always dramatic humor that arises from the depth of black women’s souls and the breadth of their lives. The eloquent wit and laughter of African American women are presented here in all their written and spoken manifestations: autobiographies, novels, essays, poems, speeches, comic routines, proverbial sayings, cartoons, mimeographed sheets, and folk tales. The chapters proceed thematically, covering the church, love, civil rights, motherly advice, and much more.

You can read reviews and buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/Honey-Hush-Anthology-African-American/dp/0393318184/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398539322&sr=8-1&keywords=Honey%2C+Hush!

Grand Mothers

Grand Mothers

Grand Mothers

Nikki Giovanni created this book by asking her friends–people like Gloria Naylor, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Maxine Hong Kingston–for their stories and recollections of their grandmothers, then asked a group of writers in their nineties for their thoughts. Grand Mothers celebrates those special women in every culture who preserve heritage and prepare the future.

Reviews: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/275134.Grand_Mothers

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