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The Poetry of Everyday Life
Storytelling and the Art of Awareness
Steve Zeitlin
Part memoir, part essay, and partly a guide to maximizing your capacity for fulfillment and expression, The Poetry of Everyday Life taps into the artistic side of what we often take for granted.



Reading Classes
On Culture and Classism in America
Barbara Jensen
In Reading Classes, Barbara Jensen explores the anguish caused by class in our society, identifying classism--or anti–working class prejudice--as a central factor in the reproduction of inequality in America.



Resister
A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War
Bruce Dancis
This insider's account of the antiwar and student protest movements of the '60s also provides a rare look at the prison experiences of Vietnam-era draft resisters.



Thinking through the Mothers
Reimagining Women's Biographies
Janet Beizer
If questions of subjectivity and identification are at stake in all biographical writing, they are particularly trenchant for contemporary women biographers of women. Often, their efforts to exhume buried lives in hope of finding spiritual foremothers...



Voices in the Band
A Doctor, Her Patients, and How the Outlook on AIDS Care Changed from Doomed to Hopeful
Susan C. Ball
This unsentimental but moving memoir of bridges two distinct periods in the history of the AIDS epidemic: the terrifying early years in which a diagnosis was a death sentence and ignorance too often eclipsed compassion, and the introduction of antiviral therapies that transformed AIDS into a chronic, though potentially manageable, disease.



When Chicken Soup Isn't Enough
Stories of Nurses Standing Up for Themselves, Their Patients, and Their Profession
In this collection of first-person narratives, we meet RNs working at the bedside, providing home care, managing hospital departments, teaching and doing research, lobbying for quality patient care, and campaigning for health care reform.



"Who, What Am I?"
Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self
Irina Paperno
A deeply-informed account of Tolstoy's lifelong attempt to find adequate ways to represent the self, to probe its limits and, ultimately, to arrive at an identity not based on the bodily self and its accumulated life experience.



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