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A Memoir of Family, Caregiving, and Redemption
In this extraordinary memoir, Deborah Cohan shares her story of caring for her elderly father, a man who was often generous and loving, but who also subjected her to a lifetime of cruelty, rage, and controlling behavior. Trained as a sociologist and family violence counselor, Cohan reflects on how she healed from decades of emotional abuse.
How Prince Went beyond Race and Back
I Wonder U examines the entirety of Prince’s diverse career as a singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, record label mogul, movie star, and director, revealing how he refused to be typecast by the music industry’s limiting definitions of masculinity and femininity, of straightness and queerness, or of black music and white music.
Queer lives give rise to a vast array of objects, from home items to digital technology, but what makes an object queer? Queer Objects considers this question in a unique collection of essays from a collaboration of well-known and newer writers who transverse world history to write about items from ancient Egyptian tombs to today’s smartphone.
The History of Oscar®-Winning Women
Showcasing a dazzling collection of 200 photographs, many of which have never before been seen, this lavishly illustrated book offers a captivating historical, social, and political examination of the first 75 women – from Janet Gaynor to Emma Stone – to have won the coveted and legendary Academy Award for Best Actress.
Reflections on Bruce Springsteen
In this unique collection, critics, musicians, scholars, and fans describe how they have been moved, shaped, and challenged by Bruce Springsteen’s music. A diverse array of contributors reflect on their personal connections to Springsteen’s songs, illustrating the meaning of his music and its resonance for listeners over the course of nearly five decades.
Protecting Wildlife through the Naturalist Gaze
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