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Why This Author Gave Up Sex For 12 Years

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.09.2013 | Women

The world is obsessed with other people's sex lives. It's a fact that entire multi-billion dollar industries count on. But the one thing people find a...

The Insulting Comment Men Still Make To Danielle Steel

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.08.2013 | Women

Danielle Steel is the bestselling author alive and the fourth bestselling author of all time. And yet even she isn't immune to belittling comments abo...

8 Women-Focused Must-Reads for Your Summer List

Barbara Lee | Posted 09.17.2013 | Women
Barbara Lee

Sure, ad revenue-generating cover stories often hit on the trifecta of fashion, beauty and lifestyle. But women's magazines are aptly proving that these topics and "serious" journalism can seamlessly co-exist.

Judy Blume: 'There Are A Lot Of Sexual Expectations Today'

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.09.2013 | Women

It's hard not to love Judy Blume. And thanks to a new wave of interviews the iconic author has been giving to promote "Tiger Eyes," a film based on Ju...

17 Proper Ways To Treat A 'Literary Lady'

Posted 05.20.2013 | Books

Yesterday on Twitter, Paul Collins (@TheLitDetective) tweeted a link to this 1859 book on proper feminine etiquette, Miss Leslie's Behaviour Book. The...

Moms Change the World: Nicole Walters

Monique Ruffin | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

As a mom myself, I often encounter other mothers who find themselves lost in the empty nest. Watching Nicole become an author showed me that nothing but time can be an opportunity to do something that will add joy to the world not unlike the way being a mother once had.

How Wikipedia May Be Segregating Women Writers

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.25.2013 | Women

Attention female authors: you may be being segregated from your male peers on Wikipedia. On the online encyclopedia's "American Novelists" page, women...

WATCH: WaPo Editor On Treatment Of Female Authors

Posted 04.24.2013 | Books

Ron Charles, Fiction Editor of The Washington Post, has a wonderful YouTube video series called Totally Hip Book Reviews (he claims it's satire, but w...

Mother of Two Special Needs Children Pens Memoir

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Gregory G. Allen

Any parent with a special needs child would tell you of the joys and challenges of raising that child. Imagine raising two children with special needs as well as two other children. Deborah French has captured that in her powerful memoir A Brief Moment in Time.

Jews Reveal Our Secrets to Controlling the Banks (VIDEO)

Nato Green | Posted 06.03.2013 | San Francisco
Nato Green

To get the Jewish side of the story, I paid a visit to the Purim carnival at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center to hear from Jews in their natural habitat.

Interview With Rita Rudner

John DeBellis | Posted 03.18.2013 | Comedy
John DeBellis

The first heckler I ever encountered yelled, "What's your day job?" I replied, "This is the first time I've ever been onstage, could you please come back and heckle me when I'm more experienced?" He shut up.

Men Explain Things to Me -- Facts Didn't Get in the Way

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

Most women fight wars on two fronts, one for whatever the putative topic is and one simply for the right to speak, to have ideas, to be acknowledged to be in possession of facts and truths, to have value, to be a human being.

5 Women Writers Tougher Than Hemingway

Scott Beauchamp | Posted 10.13.2012 | Books
Scott Beauchamp

Again, not that Hemingway wasn't tough, but why let his particular brand of toughness drown out the more interesting, and sometimes more complex, forms that are out there? I'm thinking specifically now of women.

Why Some Smart Men Misunderstand Books By Women | Posted 07.02.2012 | Women

Imagine the following scenario. You—and in this scenario “you” are a celebrated young writer who just so happens to be a woman—have written yo...

Nora Ephron Made My Career Possible

Jennifer Weiner | Posted 08.27.2012 | Women
Jennifer Weiner

You don't have to don the literary equivalent of a Tom Wolfe suit to be published or pretend you're a man, with a man's concerns and a man's voice, to get attention? My mind was officially blown.

Androgynous Pen Names

A.J. Walkley | Posted 06.10.2012 | Books
A.J. Walkley

Women writers have used initials and male pen names for centuries to cover up their gender, knowing that for some readers (namely male), simply seeing a female's name on the cover of a book would dissuade them.

Why Male Authors Are More Successful Than Female Authors

Pamela Redmond Satran | Posted 04.17.2012 | Books
Pamela Redmond Satran

It would be as comforting as it is infuriating to believe that, but I'm not so sure. It's not so much that Jonathan Franzen is eating my lunch, I'm afraid, as that he's eating the lunch I should be eating, could be eating, but, through my own damn fault, have not been freaking eating.

Why Ignoring Female Authors Matters

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 01.26.2012 | Women
Meg Waite Clayton

Could it be that women just don't write as well as men? And yet the winner of latest Pulitzer Prize for fiction is notably female, as were three of the four winners of this year's National Book Awards.

Have You Read These Prize-Winning Female Authors?

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 11.22.2011 | Books

For upcoming female writers, the Rona Jaffe Foundation is a bit like the Nobel Prize Committee. Each year, they give out six awards to female writers ...

Top Books About Booze By Female Authors

Gina Barreca | Posted 11.13.2011 | Books
Gina Barreca

There's always been a rich history of women who like to raise a glass. Even though the most famous books about alcohol have been written by men-Under ...

Readers Answer: Who's Your Favorite Female Author?

Posted 10.09.2011 | Books

Happy Women's Day! In honor of the special day, Random House asked on Twitter:" Who is your favorite female author and why?" Readers used the hashtag ...

The Naipaul Test: Can You Tell An Author's Sex? | Posted 08.02.2011 | Books

In an interview at the Royal Geographic Society this week, during which VS Naipaul provoked fury by suggesting that women writers are 'sentimental' an...

Women's History Month: Women Writers On Their Female Heroes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In honor of Women's History Month, excerpts from eight women writers on their female heroes: The novelist Lauren Lise Baratz-Logsted is the author ...

Literary World Loses Jill Johnston at 81

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Georgianne Nienaber

Author and critic Jill Johnston is remembered most in some circles as one of the first intelligent and honest champions of the lesbian and gay movements of the early 1970s.

How to Dress an Author

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

I feel as if it's my personal mission to make over every dowdy author I see. I haven't quite learned how to do this tactfully, despite the strong temptation.