Roar Softly and Carry a Great Lipstick: 28 Women Writers on Life, Sex, and Survival [NOOK Book]

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The title of this anthology riffs on Teddy Roosevelt's phallocentric motto, "Speak softly, and carry a big stick." Few American women today are interested in cultivating a Teddyesque machismo - but in Roar Softly, women writers recount witty and poignant tales of modern-day survival, from finding love (and sex) as a single mom to overcoming anorexia to adopting a child. Not only do their stories offer reassurance that no woman is alone in her struggles, but they also suggest better battle strategies - more ...
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Roar Softly and Carry a Great Lipstick: 28 Women Writers on Life, Sex, and Survival

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Overview

The title of this anthology riffs on Teddy Roosevelt's phallocentric motto, "Speak softly, and carry a big stick." Few American women today are interested in cultivating a Teddyesque machismo - but in Roar Softly, women writers recount witty and poignant tales of modern-day survival, from finding love (and sex) as a single mom to overcoming anorexia to adopting a child. Not only do their stories offer reassurance that no woman is alone in her struggles, but they also suggest better battle strategies - more womanly battle strategies, if you will - for those who shrink from the "muscle your way through" approach. As each essay demonstrates, women can overcome the challenges of their lives not only with strength, but also with grace. Contributors include Anne Lamott, Edwidge Danticat, Mary Roach, Elizabeth Fishel, Laura Fraser, and Anneli Rufus.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608680023
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 4/7/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 392 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
1 Connection 1
Thirst 3
Without Me, I'm Nothing 9
(Learning How to) Get Laid 19
Writing for the Cure 27
One is Silver and the Other Gold 35
The Lioness Sleeps Tonight 45
Adventures in Cyber Snatching 53
It's a Doggie Dog World 61
2 Attitude Adjustment 63
My Buddies the Oysters 65
Foreign Correspondent 71
The Marvels of Middle Age 81
To Be (Too) Real: The Unexpected Consequences of Living an Authentic Life 85
Heroin/e 93
3 Mind Over Matter 107
The Sick Girl 109
Heroes of the House 119
Learning to Walk 125
Walking the Labyrinth with Mother In Memoriam: Min Kyung-Im March 26, 1936 - July 20, 2001 129
Train Sounds 139
4 Problem? What Problem? 145
The Flight 147
Smells Like Perfume Inserts 151
Stepping off the Mommy Track 155
Just Say I Do 159
Naked Pictures 165
5 Perseverance 171
Border Control 173
Baby Baby Baby Please 181
The Cup Is Half-Empty; The Cup Is Half-Full 185
What to Save 195
Legends: The Daughter 195
Readers' Group Guide 215
Contributors 217
Acknowledgments 225
Copyright Notices 227
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