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Poor Richard’s Women: Deborah Read Franklin and the Other Women Behind the Founding Father

For lovers of biography, American history, and women’s studies. This is a terrific read: poignant, provocative, and probing.

The Nineties: A Book

From politics to Prozac, a fascinating exploration of Generation X from the perspective of those who lived it and witnessed it. Readers will be raiding closets for mom jeans and drawers for scrunchies after reading this nostalgia-inducing book.

Dress Code: Unlocking Fashion from the New Look to Millennial Pink

Anyone who opts in to wearing clothes (and even those who opt out) should pay attention to this book.

Off the Edge: Flat Earthers, Conspiracy Culture, and Why People Will Believe Anything

An illuminating study that locates the common human psychological impulses behind conspiracy culture.

In Defense of Witches: The Legacy of the Witch Hunts and Why Women Are Still on Trial

Feminists will appreciate this exploration of rebellion and independence.

Eating to Extinction: The World’s Rarest Foods and Why We Need To Save Them

Foodies and slow food enthusiasts will appreciate this deep dive into the history and diversity of global foods and the call to preserve them.

Machiavelli for Women: Defend Your Worth, Grow Your Ambition, and Win the Workplace

Machiavelli’s strategies are universal, and Smith applies them to modern women relevantly.

Please Miss: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Penis

These collected essays, letters, humorous anecdotes, and self-reflections play with form and genre and defy boundaries. While Lavery’s book is ostensibly a memoir, it riotously disrupts generic conventions and brings readers along for the ride.

The Authority Gap: Why Women Are Still Taken Less Seriously Than Men, and What We Can Do About It

A practical book about gender bias and how to alleviate it. Highly recommended.
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