• 5 Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
    5 Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
    ISBN: 9780802412706
    Title: 5 Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
    Author: CHAPMAN GARY

    Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse's primary love language quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. By learning the five love languages, you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other. Chapters are categorized by love language for easy reference, and each one ends with specific, simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction. A newly designed love languages assessment will help you understand and strengthen your relationship. You can build a lasting, loving marriage together. Gary Chapman hosts a nationally syndicated daily radio program called A Love Language Minute that can be heard on more than 150 radio stations as well as the weekly syndicated program Building Relationships with Gary Chapman, which can both be heard on fivelovelanguages.com. The Five Love Languages is a consistent new York Times bestseller - with over 5 million copies sold and translated into 38 languages. This book is a sales phenomenon, with each year outselling the prior for 16 years running! Includes a promotional code to gain exclusive online access to the new comprehensive love languages assessment.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • All the Rage: Mothers, Fathers, & the Myth of Equal Partnership
    All the Rage: Mothers, Fathers, & the Myth of Equal Partnership
    ISBN: 9780062861450
    Title: All the Rage: Mothers, Fathers, & the Myth of Equal Partnership
    Author: LOCKMAN DARCY


    Why do men do so little at home? Why do women do so much? Why don't our egalitarian values match our lived experiences?


    Journalist-turned-psychologist Darcy Lockman offers a clear-eyed look at the most pernicious problem facing modern parents--how progressive relationships become traditional ones when children are introduced into the household.


    In an era of seemingly unprecedented feminist activism, enlightenment, and change, data shows that one area of gender inequality stubbornly persists: the disproportionate amount of parental work that falls to women, no matter their background, class, or professional status. All the Rage investigates the cause of this pervasive inequity to answer why, in households where both parents work full-time and agree that tasks should be equally shared, mothers' household management, mental labor, and childcare contributions still outweigh fathers'.


    How, in a culture that pays lip service to women's equality and lauds the benefits of father involvement--benefits that extend far beyond the well-being of the kids themselves--can a commitment to fairness in marriage melt away upon the arrival of children?


    Counting on male partners who will share the burden, women today have been left with what political scientists call unfulfilled, rising expectations. Historically these unmet expectations lie at the heart of revolutions, insurgencies, and civil unrest. If so many couples are living this way, and so many women are angered or just exhausted by it, why do we remain so stuck? Where is our revolution, our insurgency, our civil unrest?


    Darcy Lockman drills deep to find answers, exploring how the feminist promise of true domestic partnership almost never, in fact, comes to pass. Starting with her own marriage as a ground zero case study, she moves outward, chronicling the experiences of a diverse cross-section of women raising children with men; visiting new mothers' groups and pioneering co-parenting specialists; and interviewing experts across academic fields, from gender studies professors and anthropologists to neuroscientists and primatologists. Lockman identifies three tenets that have upheld the cultural gender division of labor and peels back the ways in which both men and women unintentionally perpetuate old norms.


    If we can all agree that equal pay for equal work should be a given, can the same apply to unpaid work? Can justice finally come home?



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Attached: Are You Anxious, Avoidant or Secure? How the Science of Adult Attachment Can Help You Find - & Keep - Love.
    Attached: Are You Anxious, Avoidant or Secure? How the Science of Adult Attachment Can Help You Find - & Keep - Love.
    ISBN: 9781529032178
    Title: Attached: Are You Anxious, Avoidant or Secure? How the Science of Adult Attachment Can Help You Find - & Keep - Love.
    Author: LEVINE DR AMIR & HELLER M.A RACHEL

    'A groundbreaking book that redefines what it means to be in a relationship.' - John Gray, PhD., bestselling author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

    An insightful look at the science behind love, Attached offers readers a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections.

    Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory - the most advanced relationship science in existence today - can help us find and sustain love.

    Pioneered by psychologist John Bowlby in the 1950s, the field of attachment explains that each of us behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways:

    Anxious people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back.

    Avoidant people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness.

    Secure people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving.

    With fascinating psychological insight, quizzes and case studies, Dr Amir Levine and Rachel Heller help you understand the three attachment styles, identify your own and recognize the styles of others so that you can find compatible partners or improve your existing relationship.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Attached: New Science of Adult Attachment
    Attached: New Science of Adult Attachment
    ISBN: 9781585429134
    Title: Attached: New Science of Adult Attachment
    Author: LEVINE AMIR & HELLER RACHEL


    Is there a science to love?

    In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory-the most advanced relationship science in existence today-can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many bestselling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships-until now.

    Attachment theory owes its inception to British psychologist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby, who in the 1950s examined the tremendous impact that our early relationships with our parents or caregivers has on the people we become. Also central to attachment theory is the discovery that our need to be in a close relationship with one or more individuals is embedded in our genes.

    In Attached, Levine and Heller trace how these evolutionary influences continue to shape who we are in our relationships today. According to attachment theory, every person behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways:

    *ANXIOUS people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back.

    *AVOIDANT people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness.

    *SECURE people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving.

    Attached guides readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mates) follow. It also offers readers a wealth of advice on how to navigate their relationships more wisely given their attachment style and that of their partner. An insightful look at the science behind love, Attached offers readers a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Brooklyn
    Brooklyn
    ISBN: 9780330425612
    Title: Brooklyn
    Author: TOIBIN COLM

    Young Eilis Lacey dreams of life beyond the confines of her tiny Irish village, but unlike her beautiful sister, Rose, Eilis gifts are of a more practical nature: she has a head for numbers, and is a loving and dutiful daughter. Yet her ambition cannot be hidden and soon is noted by the Parish Priest, Father Flood. Via a church contact, he arranges for Eilis to travel to America where a job opportunity has arisen in New York with a reputable ""merchant of Italian origin"". Eilis finds lodgings in an eccentric boarding house and ekes out an existence in the cosmopolitan melting pot that is 1950s Brooklyn, impressing her employer, outwitting her landlady, and even falling in love. It seems her dream is truly becoming a reality. But then fate intervenes: a family crisis back home forces Eilis to make a choice between the past and the future, the old world and the new. Told with a masterful and elegant simplicity, Brooklyn is a sublime Trans-Atlantic coming-of-age story by one of the UK's greatest living writers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others & Start Caring for Yourself 25th Ann Ed
    Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others & Start Caring for Yourself 25th Ann Ed
    ISBN: 9780894864025
    Title: Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others & Start Caring for Yourself 25th Ann Ed
    Author: BEATTIE MELODY

    Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book--"Codependent No More."
    The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.
    With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, "Codependent No More" is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.
    Melody Beattie is the author of "Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, The Codependent No More Workbook" and "Playing It by Heart."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused & How to Stop Abusing
    Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused & How to Stop Abusing
    ISBN: 9780471454038
    Title: Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused & How to Stop Abusing
    Author: ENGEL BEVERLY


    The number of people who become involved with partners who abuse them emotionally and/or who are emotionally abusive themselves is phenomenal, and yet emotional abuse is the least understood form of abuse. In this breakthrough book, Beverly Engel, one of the world's leading experts on the subject, shows us what emotional abuse is and what to do about it. Whether you suspect you are being emotionally abused, fear that you might be emotionally abusing your partner, or think that both you and your partner are emotionally abusing each other, this audiobook is for you.
    The Emotionally Abusive Relationship will tell you how to identify emotional abuse and how to find the roots of your behavior. Combining dramatic personal stories with action steps to heal, Engel provides prescriptive strategies that will allow you and your partner to work together to stop bringing out the worst in each other and stop the abuse. By teaching those who are being emotionally abused how to help themselves and those who are being emotionally abusive how to stop abusing, The Emotionally Abusive Relationship offers the expert guidance and support you need.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.99
    $35.99
  • Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures 3ed
    Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures 3ed
    ISBN: 9780399579660
    Title: Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures 3ed
    Author: EASTON DOSSIE & HARDY JANET

    The classic guide to love, sex, and intimacy beyond the limits of conventional monogamy has been fully updated to reflect today's modern attitudes and the latest information on nontraditional relationships.

    For 20 years The Ethical Slut has dispelled myths and showed curious readers how to maintain a successful polyamorous lifestyle through open communication, emotional honesty, and safer sex practices. The third edition of this timeless guide to communication and sex has been revised to include interviews with poly millennials (young people who have grown up without the prejudices their elders encountered regarding gender, orientation, sexuality, and relationships), tributes to poly pioneers, and new sidebars on topics such as asexuality, sex workers, and ways polys can connect and thrive. The authors also include new content addressing nontraditional relationships beyond the polyamorous paradigm of "more than two": couples who don't live together, couples who don't have sex with each other, nonparallel arrangements, couples with widely divergent sex styles, power disparities, and cross-orientation relationships, while utilizing nonbinary gender language and new terms that have come into common usage since the last edition.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Future Sex: A New Kind of Free Love
    Future Sex: A New Kind of Free Love
    ISBN: 9780571331994
    Title: Future Sex: A New Kind of Free Love
    Author: WITT EMILY


    Emily Witt is single and in her thirties. Until recently she had always imagined she would meet the right person and fall in love. But, as we all know, things are more complicated than that. Love is rare and frequently unreciprocated; sexual acquisitiveness is risky and can be hurtful. Having experienced the familiar disappointments that come with online dating and one-night stands, Witt decides to find her own path. The result is an open-minded, honest account of the contemporary pursuit of connection and pleasure - open, forgiving and unafraid.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • General Theory of Love
    General Theory of Love
    ISBN: 9780375709227
    Title: General Theory of Love
    Author: LEWIS THOMAS

    Drawing comparisons to the most eloquent science writing of our day, three eminent psychiatrists tackle the difficult task of reconciling what artists and thinkers have known for thousands of years about the human heart with what has only recently been learned about the primitive functions of the human brain. The result is an original, lucid, at times moving account of the complexities of love and its essential role in human well-being. A General Theory of Love draws on the latest scientific research to demonstrate that our nervous systems are not self-contained: from earliest childhood, our brains actually link with those of the people close to us, in a silent rhythm that alters the very structure of our brains, establishes life-long emotional patterns, and makes us, in large part, who we are. Explaining how relationships function, how parents shape their child's developing self, how psychotherapy really works, and how our society dangerously flouts essential emotional laws, this is a work of rare passion and eloquence that will forever change the way you think about human intimacy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Girl Stuff: Your Full-on Guide to the Teen Years 2ed
    Girl Stuff: Your Full-on Guide to the Teen Years 2ed
    ISBN: 9780670076666
    Title: Girl Stuff: Your Full-on Guide to the Teen Years 2ed
    Author: COOKE KAZ

    With more than 500 pages and heaps of cartoons, Girl Stuff has everything girls need to know about: friends, body changes, shopping, clothes, make-up, pimples (arrghh), sizes, hair, earning money, guys, embarrassment, what to eat, moods, smoking, why diets suck, handling love and heartbreak, exercise, school stress, sex, beating bullies and mean girls, drugs, drinking, how to find new friends, cheering up, how to get on with your family, and confidence.Each chapter includes facts, hints, inspiring lists, hundreds of quotes from real girls, and details for over 350 websites, books and other information. This completely revised edition, written in extensive consultation with more than 70 medical and practical experts, provides the most up-to-date and useful information possible.Visit www.girlstuffbook.com.au

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Hold Me Tight: Your Guide to the Most Successful Approach to Building Loving Relationships
    Hold Me Tight: Your Guide to the Most Successful Approach to Building Loving Relationships
    ISBN: 9780749955489
    Title: Hold Me Tight: Your Guide to the Most Successful Approach to Building Loving Relationships
    Author: JOHNSON SUE

    Developed by Dr Sue Johnson over 20 years ago, emotionally focused therapy (EFT) de-escalates conflict, creating a safe emotional connection between partners. In 'Hold Me Tight', Johnson presents her highly effective therapy model to the general public for the first time.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Joy of Gay Sex: Fully Revised & Expanded
    Joy of Gay Sex: Fully Revised & Expanded
    ISBN: 9780060012748
    Title: Joy of Gay Sex: Fully Revised & Expanded
    Author: SILVERSTEIN CHARLES & PICANO FELICE


    For a new century and a new generation of readers comes a fully revised and expanded edition of a classic guide to gay sex, love, and life. Featuring 50 new illustrations.


    One of the touchstones of the emerging gay consciousness when it was first published in the 70's, and a standard reference for gay men throughout the 80's and 90's, The Joy of Gay Sex has informed countless men about the ins and outs of gay life, love, and pleasure. A full decade has now passed since the last update, and while the gay community has seen improved treatments for AIDS, more positive media coverage, new forums for the expression of community, and more favorable laws, there continues to be an urgent need for this book's brand of positive and responsible advice.


    Invaluable not only as a sex guide but as a resource on building self-esteem, and a coming out guide for young gay men, The Joy of Gay Sex addresses the many emotional and relationship-oriented issues in gay life, from long-term couples and one-night stands, to loneliness and growing older. It also serves as a general reference on a number of diverse topics, including living wills and insurance.

    --Publishers Weekly

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • More Than Two: a Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory
    More Than Two: a Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory
    ISBN: 9780991399703
    Title: More Than Two: a Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory
    Author: VEAUX FRANKLIN & RICKERT EVE

    Can you love more than one person? Have multiple romantic partners, without jealousy or cheating? Absolutely! Polyamorous people have been paving the way, through trial and painful error. Now there's the new book More Than Two: A practical guide to ethical polyamory to help you find your own way.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $53.00
    $53.00
  • One With You #5
    One With You #5
    ISBN: 9781250109309
    Title: One With You #5
    Author: DAY SYLVIA


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Practical Guide to Sex: Finally, Helpful Sex Advice!
    Practical Guide to Sex: Finally, Helpful Sex Advice!
    ISBN: 9781785783876
    Title: Practical Guide to Sex: Finally, Helpful Sex Advice!
    Author: BARKER MEG-JOHN & HANCOCK JUSTIN


    Plenty of books on sex suggest that it has to be done in a certain way, or in a certain kind of relationship, or with certain people. This isn't that kind of book.


    A Practical Guide to Sex is a thoughtful and friendly guide through the confusing, and sometimes alarming, world of sex and sexuality. Its radical approach puts your experience at the heart of the book, and invites you to explore what might be enjoyable to you.


    Meg-John Barker, a writer and academic specialising in sex and relationships, and Justin Hancock, a sex educator, team up to challenge the messages we receive about 'normal' sex; look at how to understand and care for yourself; delve into ideas of pleasure for different bodies, ages and tastes; explore relationships; and tackle the tricky topics of communication and consent.


    So, throw out the rule book and learn to listen to your own desires. This may just be the most helpful book about sex ever.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Quick & Easy Guide to Consent
    Quick & Easy Guide to Consent
    ISBN: 9781620107942
    Title: Quick & Easy Guide to Consent
    Author: ROTMAN ISABELLA

    "Accessible and inclusive to all genders, sexualities, and levels of comfort with sexual activity." --Foreword Reviews (starred review)

    A quick, easy and important educational illustrated guide to giving and receiving consent in sex, relationships, and other physical contact.

    How do you tell someone you want to do stuff with them? How do you ask if they want to do stuff with you? How do you know what stuff you want to do with each other? Enter: Sargeant Yes Means Yes from the Consent Cavalry, a beacon of clarity in a fuzzy minefield of questions. Sarge drops in on a diverse range of folks deciding whether to engage in sexual activity in this short and fun comic guide to communicating what you want, don't want, and how you want it

    With wit and charm, Sarge also includes tips on what affirmative consent looks like, advocating for what you want, and setting boundaries that honor your comfort and safety. The result is a positive resource illustrating how easy it really is to respect each other's bodies and desires.

    Part of the acclaimed QUICK & EASY GUIDE series from Limerence Press.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00

    $22.00
  • Sex at Dawn How We Mate, Why We Stray, & What It Means for Modern Sexuality
    Sex at Dawn How We Mate, Why We Stray, & What It Means for Modern Sexuality
    ISBN: 9781922310316
    Title: Sex at Dawn How We Mate, Why We Stray, & What It Means for Modern Sexuality
    Author: RYAN CHRISTOPHER & JETHA CACILDA

    The 10th-anniversary edition of the book that radical re-evaluated the origins and nature of human sexuality.

    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science - as well as religious and cultural institutions - has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity.

    In this groundbreaking book, however, Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha argue that human beings evolved in egalitarian groups that shared food, child care, and, often, sexual partners. Weaving together evidence from anthropology, archaeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality, the authors show how far from human nature monogamy really is.

    With intelligence and humour, Ryan and Jetha explain how our promiscuous past haunts our contemporary struggles. They explore why many people find long-term fidelity so difficult; why sexual passion tends to fade even as love deepens; why homosexuality persists in the face of standard evolutionary logic; and what the human body reveals about the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality.

    Shocking, enlightening, and ultimately inspiring, Sex at Dawn offers a revolutionary understanding of why we live and love as we do.



    'Controversial and fascinating.'
    -Vogue Australia

    'Sex At Dawn is the single most important book about human sexuality since Alfred Kinsey unleashed Sexual Behaviour in the Human Male on the American public in 1948.'
    -Dan Savage, author of the internationally syndicated sex-advice column 'Savage Love' and The Commitment- Love, sex, marriage, and my family

    'Sex At Dawn has helped me understand myself and the world so much more clearly.'
    -Ilana Glazer, co-creator of Broad City

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly
    Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly
    ISBN: 9781419740077
    Title: Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly
    Author: DEROGATIS JIM

    The essential account of R. Kelly's actions and their consequences, a reckoning two decades in the making
    &
    In November 2000, Chicago journalist and music critic Jim DeRogatis received an anonymous fax that alleged R. Kelly had a problem with "young girls." Weeks later, DeRogatis broke the shocking story, publishing allegations that the R&B superstar and local hero had groomed girls, sexually abused them, and paid them off. DeRogatis thought his work would have an impact. Instead, Kelly's career flourished.

    No one seemed to care: not the music industry, not the culture at large, not the parents of numerous other young girls. But for more than eighteen years, DeRogatis stayed on the story. He was the one who was given the disturbing videotape that led to Kelly's 2008 child pornography trial, the one whose window was shot out, and the one whom women trusted to tell their stories--of a meeting with the superstar at a classroom, a mall, a concert, or a McDonald's that forever warped the course of their lives.

    Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly& is DeRogatis's masterpiece, a work of tenacious journalism and powerful cultural criticism. It tells the story of Kelly's career, DeRogatis's investigations, and the world in which the two crossed paths, and brings the story up to the moment when things finally seem to have changed. Decades in the making, this is an outrageous, darkly riveting account of the life and actions of R. Kelly, and their horrible impact on dozens of girls, by the only person to tell it.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity - A Book for Anyone Who Has Ever Loved
    State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity - A Book for Anyone Who Has Ever Loved
    ISBN: 9781473673557
    Title: State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity - A Book for Anyone Who Has Ever Loved
    Author: PEREL ESTHER


    ***NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER***

    Is there such a thing as an affair-proof marriage? Is it possible to love more than one person at once? Why do people cheat? Can an affair ever help a marriage?

    Infidelity is the ultimate betrayal. But does it have to be? Relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why affairs are so traumatic; because they threaten our emotional security. In infidelity, she sees something unexpected - an expression of longing and loss.


    A must-read for anyone who has ever cheated or been cheated on, or who simply wants a new framework for understanding relationships.


    'Esther Perel does nothing short of strip us of our deepest biases, remind us of our purpose in connecting as lovers, and save relationships that might otherwise sink into the sea-all with even-handed wisdom, fresh morality, and wise prose. Thank heavens for this woman.' - Lena Dunham


    'Beautiful. A brilliantly intelligent plea for complexity, understanding, and - as always - kindness.' - Alain de Botton


    'She's the guru on relationships... she's the first person I ask for advice' - Cara Delevingne


    'Wisest sex therapist we ever did meet. Her new book, THE STATE OF AFFAIRS, proposes a new perspective on infidelity' - GRAZIA


    'This is a must-have for all married couples and has completely changed my thinking.' - SUNDAY TIMES STYLE



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Stay or Leave
    Stay or Leave
    ISBN: 9781912891405
    Title: Stay or Leave
    Author: THE SCHOOL OF LIFE

    Whether we should stay in or leave a relationship is one of the most consequential and painful decisions we are ever likely to confront: few other issues will have such power to trouble us. What makes the issue so hard is that there are no fixed rules for judgement. How can we tell whether a relationship is 'good enough' or plain wrong? How do we draw the line between justified longing and naivety? Is sex vital or could it be foregone? Does someone 'better' actually exist? How much should the feelings of children be counted (and what might they be in the long term)? Could one's partner change, perhaps with therapy, or should one assume that who they are now is who they will always be? All these questions typically haunt our minds as we weigh up whether to stay or go. With no axe to grind or ideology to promote, this book walks the reader gently through their options and opens their mind to perspectives they might not have considered. The goal is to help clarify what the reader wants deep down so the answer that emerges will be properly attuned to their unique circumstances and (often very private) aspirations. Here is a tool that carries the promise of the clearer and less compromised future we deserve. This book aims to take the reader towards a time, presently hard to imagine, when the choice will no longer feel so agonising. Using its lessons, we can understand ourselves deeply, consider our options, minimise our regrets and find the way ahead.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Tomboyland: Essays
    Tomboyland: Essays
    ISBN: 9781542014182
    Title: Tomboyland: Essays
    Author: FALIVENO MELISSA

    A fiercely personal and startlingly universal essay collection about the mysteries of gender and desire, of identity and class, of the stories we tell and the places we call home.


    Flyover country, the middle of nowhere, the space between the coasts. The American Midwest is a place beyond definition, whose very boundaries are a question. It's a place of rolling prairies and towering pines, where guns in bars and trucks on blocks are as much a part of the landscape as rivers and lakes and farms. Where girls are girls and boys are boys, where women are mothers and wives, where one is taught to work hard and live between the lines. But what happens when those lines become increasingly unclear? When a girl, like the land that raised her, finds herself neither here nor there?


    In this intrepid collection of essays, Melissa Faliveno traverses the liminal spaces of her childhood in working-class Wisconsin and the paths she's traveled since, compelled by questions of girlhood and womanhood, queerness and class, and how the lands of our upbringing both define and complicate us even long after we've left. Part personal narrative, part cultural reportage, Tomboyland navigates midwestern traditions, mythologies, landscapes, and lives to explore the intersections of identity and place. From F5 tornadoes and fast-pitch softball to gun culture, strange glacial terrains, kink party potlucks, and the question of motherhood, Faliveno asks curious, honest, and often darkly funny questions about belonging and the body, isolation and community, and what we mean when we use words like woman, family, and home.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00