Search Results: "Phyllis Chesler"


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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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GRANDMOTHER WINTER by Phyllis Root
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"EWSLUGp1997 will find the contrast of personalities amusing. (Picture book. 6-7)"
Root (Aunt Nancy and Cousin Lazybones, 1998, etc.) presents Winter as a motherly old woman gathering up goose feathers during spring and summer, then making a white quilt that she shakes out, covering the land with snow. Read full book review >

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HEART OF RED IRON by Phyllis Gotlieb
Released: March 20, 1989

Sequel to O Master Caliban! (1976): a bubbling stew of ecological experiments, sentient machines, aliens and clone/family rivalries. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT EYE by Phyllis Shalant
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Lucy's story is touching, and not without hints of complexity. (Fiction. 11+)"
Lucy Rising, budding poet, is having a tough summer before eighth grade. Read full book review >