An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.
In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African American to serve in that role - she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the United States and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.
In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations - and whose story inspires us to do the same.
Inhaltsangabe zu "Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype"
Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species. Though the gifts of wildish nature come to us at birth, society's attempt to "civilize" us into rigid roles has plundered this treasure, and muffled the deep, life-giving messages of our own souls. Without Wild Woman, we become over-domesticated, fearful, uncreative, trapped. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D., Jungian analyst and cantadora storyteller, shows how woman's vitality can be restored through what she calls "psychic archeological digs" into the bins of the female unconscious. In Women Who Run with the Wolves, Dr. Estes uses multicultural myths, fairy tales, folk tales, and stories chosen from over twenty years of research that help women reconnect with the healthy, instinctual, visionary attributes of the Wild Woman archetype. Dr. Estes collects the bones of many stories, looking for the archetypal motifs that set a woman's inner life into motion. "La Loba" teaches about the transformative function of the psyche. In "Bluebeard," we learn what to do with wounds that will not heal; in "Skeleton Woman," we glimpse the mystical power of relationship and how dead feelings can be revived; "Vasalisa the Wise" brings our lost womanly instincts to the surface again; "The Handless Maiden" recovers the Wild Woman initiation rites; and "The Little Match Girl" warns against the insidious dangers of a life spent in fantasy. In these and other stories, we focus on the many qualities of Wild Woman. We retrieve, examine, love, and understand her, and hold her against our deep psyches as one whois both magic and medicine. In Women Who Run with the Wolves, Dr. Estes has created a new lexicon for describing the female psyche. Fertile and lifegiving, it is a psychology of women in the truest sense, a knowing of the soul.
Inhaltsangabe zu "The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (Penguin Modern Classics)"
The Autobiography of Alice B.Toklas For Gertrude Stein and her wife Alice B Toklas, life in Paris was based upon the rue de Fleurus and the Saturday evenings and 'it was like a kaleidoscope slowly turning'. Audacious, sardonic and characteristically self-confident, this title offers a definitive account by an American in Paris. Full description
Inhaltsangabe zu "Kind, versprich mir, dass du dich erschießt: Der Untergang der kleinen Leute 1945"
Monatelang brandete 1945 eine Selbstmordwelle durch Deutschland, die Tausende, Frauen, Männer und Kinder, in den Untergang riss. In welchen Abgrund hatten die Menschen geblickt, dass sie angesichts der Befreiung vom Dritten Reich nur im Tod einen Ausweg sahen? Aus der Sicht derer, die das unfassbare Geschehen selbst miterlebt haben, erzählt der Historiker Florian Huber von dem größten Massenselbstmord der deutschen Geschichte und seiner Verdrängung durch die Überlebenden.
Am 30. April 1945 schoss sich Adolf Hitler in Berlin eine Kugel in den Kopf. Zur selben Zeit strömten im Städtchen Demmin beim Einmarsch der Roten Armee hunderte Menschen in Flüsse und Wälder, um sich dort umzubringen. Ganze Familien wurden ausgelöscht, Eltern töteten ihre Kinder. Demmin ist nur ein Beispiel unter vielen: Eine Selbstmordepidemie ergriff tausende Menschen im ganzen Land. Basierend auf Tagebüchern, Briefen, Berichten und Erinnerungen erzählt dieses Buch erstmals vom Untergang der kleinen Leute. Die Massenselbstmorde von 1945 sind ein bis heute verdrängtes Kapitel der Zeitgeschichte, für die seelischen Wunden, die Überlebende und Angehörige davontrugen, interessierte sich jahrzehntelang niemand. Beidem, der Selbstmordwelle wie dem Schweigen, Verdrängen und Vergessen, lag dasselbe Motiv zugrunde, die Flucht vor dem Unerträglichen. Die tieferen Ursachen aber verbargen sich in der Innenwelt der Deutschen, die zwölf Jahre lang im emotionalen Ausnahmezustand gelebt hatten. Florian Huber entwickelt die Geschichte der Gemüts- und Gedankenwelt der Menschen im Dritten Reich im Wechsel von historischer Reportage und Mentalitätsstudie – ein fesselnder Blick auf die Gefühle der kleinen Leute, die in ihren Untergang marschierten.
Inhaltsangabe zu "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls"
Gebundenes Buch What if the princess didn't marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom? Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Amelia Earhart to Michelle Obama. Empowering, moving and inspirational, these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don't need rescuing.
Inhaltsangabe zu "We Should All Be Feminists (Kindle Single) (A Vintage Short)"
What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name—by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. With humor and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century—one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviors that marginalize women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics. Throughout, she draws extensively on her own experiences—in the U.S., in her native Nigeria, and abroad—offering an artfully nuanced explanation of why the gender divide is harmful for women and men, alike. Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a bestselling novelist, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman today—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.
A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of 'Americanah' and 'Half of a Yellow Sun', based on her 2013 TEDx Talk of the same name. What does "feminism" mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay - adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name - by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of 'Americanah' and 'Half of a Yellow Sun'. With humour and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century - one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviours that marginalise women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics. Throughout, she draws extensively on her own experiences - in the U.S., in her native Nigeria - offering an artfully nuanced explanation of why the gender divide is harmful for women and men, alike. Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a best-selling novelist, here is one remarkable author's exploration of what it means to be a woman today - and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.