Search Results: "Phyllis Chesler"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"But even those who might dismiss Chesler on grounds of political ideologuing cannot ignore the ardent analysis of critical issues buried in her radical jargon."
This assortment of essays (1986 to 1994) assesses sexual inequality in America and demands deep structural changes for the future survival of all women and men. Read full book review >

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AN AMERICAN BRIDE IN KABUL by Phyllis Chesler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Intelligent, powerful and timely."
A renowned psychotherapist's richly compelling memoir about how her experiences as an Afghan man's wife shaped her as both a feminist and human rights activist. Read full book review >

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WOMAN’S INHUMANITY TO WOMAN by Phyllis Chesler
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"The material is familiar, but feminists and sexists alike should find the package challenging."
"Women are sexists too" is the not-very-surprising thesis of this reference-packed tome from psychologist, feminist, and author Chesler (Letters to a Young Feminist, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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LETTERS TO A YOUNG FEMINIST by Phyllis Chesler
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"At a time when feminism is in great flux, this volume fails to offer any valuable advice to a group of women who desperately need it."
Chesler's latest missive from the feminist front is a superficial and poorly organized ``open letter'' to contemporary women that only regurgitates already spoken ideologies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2005

"A fierce polemic, filled with vigorous arguments and distressing human stories."
Chesler (The New Anti-Semitism, 2003, etc.) aims a loud wake-up call at her fellow feminists, charging that while feminism is not exactly dead, it is failing, suffering from the disease of politically correct passivity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2011

"Chesler sheds light in corners that must be explored."
An unblinking look at gender bias in child-custody battles. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1992

"A riveting warts-and-all portrait of a courageous and determined woman who, in a time of foment, wrought fundamental changes in the human social condition. (Photos—not seen.)"
A splendid biography of the woman who fought for more than half a century to bring birth control to America. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Realistic fiction with just a touch of fantasy—or imaginative play—this is a nice reminder that boys have relationship troubles, too. (Fiction. 7-11)"
A magic talking cape smoothes Finch's way into fourth grade, helping him work out friendship and family issues and encouraging him to solve problems through thinking rather than fighting. Read full book review >

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BEWARE OF KISSING LIZARD LIPS by Phyllis Shalant
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"The story is long and meanders, but is always entertaining; suburban middle-schoolers will recognize themselves in these pages. (Fiction. 10+)"
The smallest boy in sixth grade is sick and tired of feeling puny and weak. Read full book review >

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FLESH AND GOLD by Phyllis Gotlieb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Overinvolved but unflinching with a splendid array of aliens, motives, and perversions."
First outing for the Canadian poet and writer since Heart of Red Iron (1989). Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 14, 1998

"Though jagged, Curott's book stands as a unique first-person account of more than 20 years as a practitioner of Wicca. ($50,000 ad/promo; author tour; TV/radio satellite tour)"
An engaging memoir of magic and self-discovery, by Wicca high priestess and entertainment attorney Curott. Read full book review >