Book Review: Tish Jett’s ‘Forever Chic’

November 15, 2013 by Grace Ali


Tish Jett’s ‘Forever Chic’ is more than tips and tricks on being our better physical and stylish selves—it is full of lessons about, as clichéd as it may sound, being a better person. The book’s strength lies in its anecdotes and wisdom on how women—those of us caught up in 21st century over-complicated, over-scheduled, over-committed, over-everything lives—can be more present and committed to living a fuller life of kindness, generosity, openness, and adventure.

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Toni Reads: Elizabeth Gilbert’s “The Signature of All Things”

November 2, 2013 by Toni Myers


By Toni Myers

I loved Gilbert’s blockbuster “Eat, Pray. Love,” a beautiful fantasy, in contrast to “The Signature,” a realistic novel full of believable detail. It matters not if you hated “Eat, Pray, Love”; you will be in awe of Gilbert’s new novel. She writes convincingly and elegantly in a 19th-century style, with intelligent prose and characters you won’t soon forget.

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2013 Nobel Prize Winner: Alice Munro

October 20, 2013 by Eleanor Foa Dienstag


By Eleanor Foa Dienstag

Alice Munro’s drama is largely that of the human heart—what used to be pigeonholed as “women’s fiction.” Munro transcended that genre decades ago. She had become an essential literary treasure and source of pleasure.

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Angelina Jolie, Monkey Lust, and the Promise of a Sweet Night of Passion with Donald Trump

October 19, 2013 by Roz Warren


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I can’t help but be aware of the fact that a book about female sexuality written by a guy is very different from one written by a woman. Still, this is an often-fascinating myth-buster of a book that strives, and occasionally manages, to get to the truth about women and sex.

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Book Review: Linda Ronstadt’s ‘Simple Dreams’

October 8, 2013 by Toni Myers


By Toni Myers

Fluid writing, modesty about her accomplishments, and a light touch make this book a fun read. I have always admired Linda Ronstadt’s singing; now I admire her intelligence and style, in both the literary and the musical sense.

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Marion Winik Has Kissed a Lot Of Frogs

October 5, 2013 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

The healthiest relationship Winik describes is with first husband, Tony, who, when they met, was a “penniless gay bartender who had recently lost his job as an ice-skating coach due to his drug problem.” It was all downhill from there.

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Roz Reads: ‘Cured: My Ovarian Cancer Story’

September 21, 2013 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

While Joyce Wadler’s book, ‘Cured: My Ovarian Cancer Story,’ covers some bleak and scary stuff, it’s also funny as hell. And if you can walk through the shadow of the valley of death and still have your audience in stitches, they’ll love you for it.

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New & Notable: Family Dramas

August 24, 2013 by Women's Voices For Change


We’re always on the lookout for books that strike a chord with our readers. This week in New & Notable we focus on the “family dramas”—a young girl’s disappearance unearths a community’s secrets; a widow rediscovers passion in the tangled lives of her neighbors; and a family comes together to rescue an overeating matriarch.

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Thanks for Sharing, Shirley!

August 20, 2013 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

Orgasms have always come easily for Shirley Jones, and if that’s too much information for you, you might not enjoy “Shirley Jones,” her new memoir, in which the actress writes frankly about both her successful acting career and her sizzling sex life.

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New & Notable: Of Rage, Fear, Loneliness—and One Writer’s Remedy

August 17, 2013 by Women's Voices For Change


We’re always on the lookout for books that strike a chord with our readers. This week in New & Notable we focus on the “everyday traumas” that afflict us—and one woman’s ode to a trustworthy path to everyday joy.

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Connie Schultz: Turbo-Charged in Middle Age

August 3, 2013 by Women's Voices For Change


Connie Schultz’s new blog, “LIfe in the Middle Ages,” is charming. And wise. Between the ages of 50 and 55, she writes amiably, she learned to accept the fact that we young-feeling older women look . . . well, our age . . . to others: “It takes a little time to realize that the world is onto us.”

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New & Notable: Of Rebels, Courtesans, and Volatile Men

July 13, 2013 by Women's Voices For Change

Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence

This week in New & Notable we focus on a Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s “seductive” account of our nation’s birth; the “vivid and moving” true story of the French courtesan who inspired the opera “La Traviata”; and a “darkly funny” novel that has just been awarded England’s Women’s Prize for Fiction.

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Roz Warren Reviews: ‘I Can’t Complain,’ by Elinor Lipman

July 6, 2013 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

The give-and-take of married life provides Lipman with plenty of material, inspiring essays about the pursuit of a good night’s sleep when your mate’s sleep habits differ greatly from your own, living with a clean freak, and some interesting observations about the secrets of marital longevity.

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Roz Reads: ‘Data, A Love Story’

June 20, 2013 by Roz Warren

Data, A Love Story

By Roz Warren

“Data, A Love Story” is a riveting book, if only because it’s fun to read about a tech-savvy woman who decides to take charge of her own destiny by gaming online dating.

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Toni Reads: ‘She Matters: A Life in Friendships’

June 1, 2013 by Toni Myers


By Toni Myers

“She Matters” does reawaken a wish to have more open and deeper relationships with my women friends, to talk about what matters, to admit to our less than virtuous motives and deeds, to tell our deepest worries (at my age, that’s disability).

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