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A Room of One's Own

Virginia Wolf A Room Of One'S Own

2012 Reprint of Original 1929 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. "A Room of One's Own" is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published in 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers of and characters in fiction, the manuscript for the delivery of the series of lectures, titled "Women and Fiction", and hence the essay, are considered non-fiction. The essay is generally seen as a feminist text, and is noted in its argument for both a literal and figural space for women writers within a literary tradition dominated by patriarchy.

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Big Magic

By Elizabeth Gilbert Big Magic

Named a Best Book of the Year by Brainpickings and Book Riot

"A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.” —PopSugar

From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of.

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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Anne Lamott Bird By Bird: Some Instructions On Writing And Life

Think you've got a book inside of you? Anne Lamott isn't afraid to help you let it out. She'll help you find your passion and your voice, beginning from the first really crummy draft to the peculiar letdown of publication. Readers will be reminded of the energizing books of writer Natalie Goldberg and will be seduced by Lamott's witty take on the reality of a writer's life, which has little to do with literary parties and a lot to do with jealousy, writer's block and going for broke with each paragraph. Marvelously wise and best of all, great reading.

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Centered Leadership: Leading with Purpose, Clarity, and Impact

Joanna Barsh Centered Leadership: Leading With Purpose, Clarity, And Impact

In Centered Leadership, Barsh and Lavoie will guide you through the Centered Leadership program. You’ll find the interactive tools, exercises, and practices that have helped the men and women participants in Centered Leadership programs gain the skills, courage and confidence to lead. And, along the way, you’ll read inspiring stories of remarkable men and women leaders who demonstrate the power of these skills in action.

"Centered Leadership is a personal and practical roadmap to taking on the challenge of leadership." - Sheryl Sandberg, COO Facebook and author of Lean In

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Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream

Whitney L. Johnson Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare To Dream

“In Dare, Dream, Do, Whitney Johnson explains, in manageable, concrete terms, how to identify and pursue the possibilities to build a happier life....Johnson’s book explains not only why, but how to take those steps—with full confidence and success.” -Gretchen Rubin | New York Times best- selling author of The Happiness Project

“As an accomplished business leader, Whitney Johnson acutely understands how to translate ambitions into action. Dare, Dream, Do not only ignites the courage to pursue your aspirations, but also serves as a powerful guide to achieve what once may have seemed out of reach.” - Moira Forbes | publisher ForbesWoman

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Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

Susan Jeffers Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway

“It’s a must! The most practical guide to personal empowerment I have ever read. Feel the Fear . . . and Do It Anyway goes to number one on my recommended reading list.” –Jordan Paul, Ph.D., co-author of Do I Have to Give Up Me to Be Loved by You?

“Living is taking chances, and Feel the Fear . . . and Do It Anyway has helped so many people, both men and women, to achieve success.” –Louise L. Hay, author of The Power Is Within You

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Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace

Jessica Bennett Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual For A Sexist Workplace

“Jessica Bennett’s Feminist Fight Club is engaging, hilarious and practical - full of simple tools for battling workplace sexism that every woman should have at her disposal. Jessica is a unique voice-and I will proudly proclaim myself a card-carrying member of the FFC.” -Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of New York Times bestseller Lean In

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Fight Like A Girl

Clementine Ford Fight Like A Girl

Fight Like a Girl will make you laugh, cry and scream. But above all it will make you demand and fight for a world in which women have real equality and not merely the illusion of it.

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How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life

Joanna Barsh How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model For Work And Life

Based on five years of proprietary research, How Remarkable Women Lead speaks to you as no other book has, with its hopeful outlook and unique ideas about success. It's the new "right stuff" of leadership, raising provocative issues such as whether feminine leadership traits (for women and men) are better suited for our fast-changing, hyper-competitive, and increasingly complex world.

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In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs

Grace Bonney In The Company Of Women: Inspiration And Advice From Over 100 Makers, Artists, And Entrepreneurs

“I want to rip out every page of this glorious book and hang them on my wall so that I can be surrounded by these incredible women all day long.” —Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers and Modern Lovers

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InnerGuide 2017 (January - December) Holistic Planner

InnerGuide Innerguide 2017 (January - December) Holistic Planner

InnerGuide's 12-month planner inspires you to stay on track with your vision so you can live a more productive, creative and fulfilled life. Focus on both inner and outer goals to create real change. InnerGuide's planners encourage you to reflect, cultivate self-awareness, and practice gratefulness. Includes several pages of planning tools and exercises to help you clarify your personal and professional goals so you can lay a strong foundation for a year that reflects the bigger vision of your life.

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Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Sheryl Sandberg Lean In: Women, Work, And The Will To Lead

Written with both humor and wisdom, Sandberg’s book is an inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth. Lean In is destined to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can.

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Susan Cain Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can'T Stop Talking

In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.

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Reinventing You

by Dorie Clark Reinventing You

In Reinventing You, branding expert Dorie Clark provides a step-by-step guide to help you assess your unique strengths, develop a compelling personal brand, and ensure that others recognize the powerful contribution you can make.

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Running Like A Girl

Alexandra Heminsley Running Like A Girl

‘This is not simply a book about running – it’s about discipline, self-knowledge and relationships, and should inspire even the most committed couch potato to strap on their trainers and run.’ -London Daily Mail

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Speaking WITH your Audience: Increase your Impact through Heartfelt Presence Communication Skills

Dorotea Brandin Speaking WITH Your Audience: Increase Your Impact Through Heartfelt Presence Communication Skills

“Heartfelt presence” is about being present with your whole heart when you communicate, receptive and responsive to what is going on around you while you speak or listen.

'Speaking WITH your Audience' offers a different perspective about communication and interaction, encouraging you to step more often into your 'Greater Self'. How? By connecting to your values and by cultivating the 'intelligence of your heart'.

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Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

Austin Kleon Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

You don’t need to be a genius, you just need to be yourself. That’s the message from Austin Kleon, a young writer and artist who knows that creativity is everywhere, creativity is for everyone. A manifesto for the digital age, Steal Like an Artist is a guide whose positive message, graphic look and illustrations, exercises, and examples will put readers directly in touch with their artistic side.

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Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel

Lisa Cron Story Genius: How To Use Brain Science To Go Beyond Outlining And Write A Riveting Novel

In Story Genius Cron takes you, step-by-step, through the creation of a novel from the first glimmer of an idea, to a complete multilayered blueprint—including fully realized scenes—that evolves into a first draft with the authority, richness, and command of a riveting sixth or seventh draft.

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Take The Leaad

Betsy Myers Take The Leaad

A must-read for current and rising leaders. Betsy Myers approaches leadership in a personal, compelling, and actionable way." -ELLIOTT MASIE, chair, The Learning CONSORTIUM

"Betsy Myers, adviser to US presidents and longtime advocate for women, shares her considerable experience and wisdom with everyone who cares about high-level and everyday leadership. This charming, engrossing book will particularly excite and empower women, who will treat this book as their personal mentor and apply Myers's principles to enrich their lives." -ROSABETH MOSS KANTER, Harvard Business School professor and bestselling author of "Confidence "and "SuperCorp"

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The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul

Danielle LaPorte The Desire Map: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul

If you've had enough of trying to trick yourself into happiness through affirmations or bucket-listing your hopes into some distant future, then you're ready for The Desire Map—a dream-fulfilling system that harnesses your soul-deep desire to feel good.

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The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms

Danielle LaPorte The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide To Creating Success On Your Own Terms

The Fire Starter Sessions is an apathy-kicking, integrity-infusing guide to defining success on your own terms.

“Danielle LaPorte is scary smart, yet so kind and practical that she kindles the fire in you without causing you to feel consumed by the flames. She has the knowledge you need to succeed. Lean in and listen close. What she has to say is what our spirits need to hear.” — Martha Beck, author of Steering by Starlight

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Marie Kondo The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art Of Decluttering And Organizing

With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

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The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

Ryan Holiday The Obstacle Is The Way: The Timeless Art Of Turning Trials Into Triumph

The Obstacle is the Way has become a cult classic, beloved by men and women around the world who apply its wisdom to become more successful at whatever they do.

If you’re feeling frustrated, demoralized, or stuck in a rut, this book can help you turn your problems into your biggest advantages. And along the way it will inspire you with dozens of true stories of the greats from every age and era.

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The Treehouse: Eccentric Wisdom on How to Live, Love and See

Naomi Wolf The Treehouse: Eccentric Wisdom On How To Live, Love And See

Highly acclaimed author and feminist thinker Naomi Wolf was brought up to believe that personal happiness is something that can be taught - and learned. In this magical book, Naomi shares the enduring wisdom of her father, Leonard Wolf, a well-regarded poet and a teacher for sixty years who believes happiness can be achieved by honouring your inner artist.

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The Wander Society

Keri Smith The Wander Society

Within these pages, you’ll find the results of Smith’s research: A guide to the Wander Society, a secretive group that holds up the act of wandering, or unplanned exploring, as a way of life. You’ll learn about the group’s mysterious origins, meet fellow wanderers through time, discover how wandering feeds the creative mind, and learn how to best practice the art of wandering, should you choose to accept the mission.

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The Women's Room

Marilyn French The Women'S Room

"Couargeous...Honest...Powerful." - Chicago Tribune

The classic feminist novel that awakened both women and men speaks to everyone about the deep feelings at the heart of love and relationships. A biting social commentary of an emotional world gone silently haywire, THE WOMEN'S ROOM is a modern allegory that offers piercing insight into the social norms accepted so blindly and revered so completely.

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The Writing Life

Annie Dillard The Writing Life

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” -Quote from The Writing Life

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What You're Really Meant To Do

Robert Steven Kaplan What You'Re Really Meant To Do

Are you doing what you’re really meant to do? If you’re ready to face this question, this book can help you change your life.

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Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career

Herminia Ibarra Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies For Reinventing Your Career

In this powerful book, Herminia Ibarra presents a new model for career reinvention that flies in the face of everything we’ve learned from "career experts." While common wisdom holds that we must first know what we want to do before we can act, Ibarra argues that this advice is backward. Knowing, she says, is the result of doing and experimenting. Career transition is not a straight path toward some predetermined identity, but a crooked journey along which we try on a host of "possible selves" we might become.

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Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

Natalie Goldberg Writing Down The Bones: Freeing The Writer Within

With insight, humor, and practicality, Natalie Goldberg inspires writers and would-be writers to take the leap into writing skillfully and creatively. She offers suggestions, encouragement, and solid advice on many aspects of the writer's craft: on writing from "first thoughts" (keep your hand moving, don't cross out, just get it on paper), on listening (writing is ninety percent listening; the deeper you listen, the better you write), on using verbs (verbs provide the energy of the sentence), on overcoming doubts (doubt is torture; don't listen to it)—even on choosing a restaurant in which to write. Goldberg sees writing as a practice that helps writers comprehend the value of their lives. The advice in her book, provided in short, easy-to-read chapters with titles that reflect the author's witty approach ("Writing Is Not a McDonald's Hamburger," "Man Eats Car," "Be an Animal"), will inspire anyone who writes—or who longs to.

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