Classics

October 2016:
Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta
By Ina May Gaskin
Published: 2011
More Info: inamay.com
Purchase at your local bookstore.









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September 2016:
Molecules of Emotion
By Candace B Pert, Ph. D.
Published: 1999
More Info:
simonandschuster.com
Purchase at your local bookstore.






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August 2016:
The Botany of Desire
By Michael Pollan
Published: 2001
More Info: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com
Purchase at your local bookstore.







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July 2016:

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
By Janine M Benyus
Published: 1997

More Info: https://biomimicry.org/janine-benyus/
Purchase at your local bookstore.




 

 




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June 2016:

Outliers: The Story of Success
By Malcolm Gladwell
Published: 2008
More Info: www.gladwell.com
Purchase at your local bookstore.









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May 2016:

My Stroke of Insight
By Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.
Published: 2008
More Info: http://drjilltaylor.com/book.html
Purchase at your local bookstore.




 

 




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April 2016:

The Color Purple
By Alice Walker
Published: 1982
More Info: http://alicewalkersgarden.com/books/book-the-color-purple/
Purchase at your local bookstore.

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March 2016:

       

The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict
Between Word and Image

By Leonard Shlain
Published: 1998
More Info:http://www.alphabetvsgoddess.com/
Purchase at your local bookstore.

reading this book was one of the most revelating experiences i've ever had with the written word. fitting too since it deals precisely with the human phenomenon of the written word, its unbounded achievements and its colossal (and somewhat startling) down-side. the ideas put forth in this book are not widely accepted (to say the least) they are renegade and controversial, but to me the ring of truth was so deep and resonant that the reverberations have affected the whole of my thinking. Shlain is a man of rare perception and his book “art and physics” i also found to be fascinating and credible but it is "the alphabet versus the Goddess" that contains the spark of feminist insight that picks up where some of the great feminist philosophers of our time left off.

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February 2016:

 

 

 

In A Different Voice
By Carol Gilligan
Published: 1982
More Info: Harvard University Press
Purchase at your local bookstore

it’s hard for me to even remember the impossibly young ani who first encountered this book back in 1991, but i do remember the effect it had on me! in this book i encountered the first scientific explanation i’d ever received for feeling like a square peg in a round hole my whole life.

through the lens of psychology Gilligan illuminates the hidden otherness of the female mind in patriarchal society. i consider “in a different voice” essential (and utterly fascinating) reading for anyone seeking to understand the fundiments of feminism…or even just the interplay of the masculine and feminine natures within ourselves.