Women and Politics
First: Sandra Day O'Connor
First
Sandra Day O'Connor
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399589287
Based on exclusive interviews and access to archives, an authoritative portrait of America's first female Supreme Court justice includes coverage of her convention-breaking achievements and role in shaping decades of American law. By the best-selling author of Being Nixon.
Hope in the Struggle: A Memoir
Hope in the Struggle
A Memoir
Hardcover      ISBN: 1517904447
"Young Black people have repeatedly asked Johnson why she continues to work on social justice issues and how she manages to retain hope. She publishes this book hoping current and future generations will remember the strength of their ancestors, learn from her story, continue the struggle, and gain justice for her people"--
Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House
Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?
And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House
Hardcover      ISBN: 1455588229
The former deputy chief of staff to Barack Obama presents an intimate portrait of the president while sharing candid advice for young women professionals.
Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward
Finding My Voice
My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward
Hardcover      ISBN: 0525558136
The longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her experiences as an Iran-born African-American woman as well as a family member, lawyer, public servant and government leader at a dynamic period in American history.
Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer
Chasing Light
Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399581189
A collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama—many never before seen—coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from Official White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format. Michelle Obama is one of the most admired First Ladies in history, known for her grace, spirit, and beauty, as well as for the amazing work she did during her tenure to promote girls’ education, combat childhood obesity, and support military families. In Chasing Light, former White House photographer Amanda Lucidon, who spent four years covering the First Lady, shares a rare insider’s perspective,from documenting life at the White House to covering domestic and overseas travel. This collection of 150 candid photos—many previously unreleased—and Amanda’s narrative reflections reveal just what makes Mrs. Obama so special. From an affectionate moment with her daughters atop the strikingly empty Great Wall of China to exuberant moments with schoolchildren and quiet moments between the First Lady and President Obama, the photos are a vibrant, candid, and beautiful celebration of the First Lady, capturing the qualities and strengths that have made Mrs. Obama so beloved.
Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World
Dear Madam President
An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1538713454
DEAR MADAM PRESIDENT is an empowering letter from former Hillary Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri to the first woman president, and by extension, to all women working to succeed in any field. By using lessons learned during her experiences with Hillary Clinton, President Obama, and Elizabeth Edwards--to name a few--Palmieri through each chapter creates a forward-thinking framework of inspirational and practical advice for all women everywhere--from boardrooms to living rooms--who are determined to seize control of their lives, their workplaces, and their country. DEAR MADAM PRESIDENT will turn the results of the 2016 election into something incredibly empowering for future female leaders and independent thinkers everywhere. As a country, we haven't wrapped our heads around what it should look like for a woman to be in the job of President. Our only models are men. This of course was seen during the Hillary Clinton campaign, and no one knows this better than Jennifer Palmieri. While wildly disappointed by the outcome of the election, Palmieri optimistically argues in the book that the Clinton candidacy and all she experienced on the campaign trail--confusion, admiration, hate, love, acceptance, rejection--can now open the country up to reimagining women in leadership roles. And that is what Palmieri takes on in this book--redefining expectations for women looking to lead and creating a blueprint for women candidates and leaders to follow.
A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance: A Feminist Handbook on Fighting for Good
A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance
A Feminist Handbook on Fighting for Good
Paperback      ISBN: 0062748084
"If not you, then who? If not now, then when? We need more women to speak up and make their voices heard. Young women have valuable experiences and perspectives. We need you in this fight.” Senator Elizabeth Warren, from a Girl’s Guide to Joining the Resistance So—the presidential election of 2016 happened. You cried, you ranted, you marched. But how do you stay engaged for the long term? How do you keep fighting while also continuing your real life? How do you get involved when you feel far from the action? How do you stay vigilant without being furious all. the. time? Needing to take action after the election, Emma Gray, Executive Women’s Editor at HuffPost, put on her journalist hat and set out to get answers to these questions from some of the most prominent thought leaders and activists of our time. She spoke with march organizers, and senators, long-time activists, and newcomers across political movements to find out the best ways to listen to those who have been doing this for a while, join in, and create sustainable action. In all of her conversations, one theme came up again and again: young women are essential to the resistance. Interweaving the interviews with her own experiences covering resistance events and being a member of the media in a time when the media has been under assault, Emma has created a down and dirty guide for women of all ages to roll up their sleeves and resist the forces that are a threat to our rights. Inside you’ll find: • A guide for how to choose good news sources and make sure you’re getting quality information. • Practical instructions on how to get involved and stay involved, with examples from the author’s own experience organizing the successful “Watch Us Run” conference. • An exploration of female centric work spaces and instructions for how to create your own. • Advice for self-care and how to stay involved without exhausting yourself. • Extensive information including numbers to call, organizations to email and donate to, and scripts for reaching out to representatives and organizations. • Interviews with experienced activists including Senator Elizabeth Warren, actress and activist Ashley Judd, actress and activist Marlo Thomas, Women’s March Co-Chair Carmen Perez, Mother of the Movement Lucy McBath, Black Lives Matter Network co-creator Alicia Garza, People for Bernie Founder Winnie Wong, and former assistant to President Obama Tina Tchen. Whether you’re new to the front or an activism vet, there has never been a better time to jump into the fray.
The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty
The Matriarch
Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty
Hardcover      ISBN: 1538713640
Drawing on diary access and more than 100 interviews, a vibrant portrait of the former first lady by the Washington bureau chief of USA Today includes coverage of Barbara Bush's private struggles and remarkable political achievements. 100,000 first printing. Tour.
Michelle Obama: A Life
Michelle Obama
A Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0307949311
A comprehensive portrait of the first lady describes her working-class upbringing on Chicago's South Side, her education at Princeton and Harvard during the racially charged 1970s and her marriage to the future 44th president. Reprint.
Not for the Faint of Heart: Lessons in Courage, Power & Persistence
Not for the Faint of Heart
Lessons in Courage, Power & Persistence
Hardcover      ISBN: 156858816x
An ambassador and lead negotiator on the multilateral Iran Nuclear Deal combines personal storytelling and expert insight to demonstrate how readers can incorporate such diplomatic values as courage, persistence and empathy into everyday life. 22,000 first printing.