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Now I Know Who My Comrades Are

by Emily Parker Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 18, 2014)

In China, university students use the Internet to save the life of an attempted murder victim. In Cuba, authorities unsuccessfully try to silence an online critic by sowing seeds of distrust in her marriage....


Flappers

by Judith Mackrell Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 14, 2014)

By the 1920s, women were on the verge of something huge. Jazz, racy fashions, eyebrowraising new attitudes about art and sex—all of this pointed to a sleek, modern world, one that could shake off the grimness...


Wonder Women

by Debora L. Spar Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 17, 2013)

Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act, why are women still living in a man's world?

Debora L. Spar never thought of herself as a feminist. Raised after the tumult of the 1960s, she presumed the gender war was...


Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck

by Eric G. Wilson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 14, 2012)

Why can't we look away?

Whether we admit it or not, we're fascinated by evil. Dark fantasies, morbid curiosities, Schadenfreude: As conventional wisdom has it, these are the symptoms of our wicked side, and we...


The Fever

by Sonia Shah Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 06, 2010)

In recent years, malaria has emerged as a cause célèbre for voguish philanthropists. Bill Gates, Bono, and Laura Bush are only a few of the personalities who have lent their names—and opened their pocketbooks—in...


Alphabet Juice

by Roy Blount, Jr. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 29, 2009)

Ali G: How many words does you know?

Noam Chomsky: Normally, humans, by maturity, have tens of thousands of them.

Ali G: What is some of 'em?

—Da Ali G Show

Did you know that both mammal and matter derive from...


The Paranoia Switch

by Martha Stout Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 04, 2007)

On September 11, 2001, the "Fear Switch" in our brains got flicked. How do we turn it off and reclaim our lives?

Five years after September 11, we're still scared. And why not? Terrorists could strike at any...


Mother Is a Verb

by Sarah Knott Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 02, 2019)

Welcome to a work of history unlike any other.

Mothering is as old as human existence. But how has this most essential experience changed over time and cultures? What is the history of maternity—the history...


Bringing Down the Colonel

by Patricia Miller Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 13, 2018)

“I’ll take my share of the blame. I only ask that he take his.”

In Bringing Down the Colonel, the journalist Patricia Miller tells the story of Madeline Pollard, an unlikely nineteenth-century women’s...


Keep It Fake

by Eric G. Wilson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 05, 2015)

Shoot straight from the hip. Tell it like it is. Keep it real.

We love these commands, especially in America, because they appeal to what we want to believe: that there's an authentic self to which we can be...