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'Dorothy Must Die' -- Oz as You've Never Seen It

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 04.01.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Danielle Paige's Dorothy Must Die is hands down one of my favorite young adult books that I've read this year. Imagine all the magic of Oz mixed with the kick-ass vibe of Kill Bill. It's cool, fun and wickedly entertaining.

14 Totally Badass Female Authors

Posted 03.27.2014 | Books

Women often face more challenging odds in the publishing industry than their male counterparts, and, historically, female authors confronted even more...

'Arab Women Rising' Profiles 35 Female Entrepreneurs Changing the World

Jane Mosbacher Morris | Posted 02.28.2014 | Impact
Jane Mosbacher Morris

Debate continues on the political implications of the so-called Arab Spring, including its impact on women. Less, however, has been said about the changing economic landscape from country to country, especially with regards to women's economic empowerment.

'Covering' Female Sexual Desires

Jacqueline Bishop | Posted 02.09.2014 | Women
Jacqueline Bishop

It started to dawn on me that what might have caused the problem was the self-contained world that the women inhabit; how the girls reference each other for an understanding of their bodies and their sexuality.

Why This Prize-Winning Author Is Treated Differently

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.23.2013 | Women

Do interviewers treat male and female authors differently? Eleanor Catton thinks so. Catton, who is the youngest writer to win the prestigious Man...

The Year I Stopped Reading Men

Anna Szymanski | Posted 10.29.2013 | Books
Anna Szymanski

It was like when you turn on a TV set after spending a significant period of time streaming television online. Suddenly, you're covering your ears and asking why those Kia hamsters can't play a different song. You never used to notice the commercials, but now they're all you can hear.

In Defense of Danielle Steel

Kitty Pilgrim | Posted 08.09.2013 | Books
Kitty Pilgrim

Are female fiction writers belittled? Are their works dismissed as mere "chick lit"? Often, yes.

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

www.slate.com | 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.