The Barbie Chronicles

The Barbie Chronicles Author Yona Zeldis McDonough
ISBN-10 1439143897
Year 2011-01-11
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

A THOROUGHLY GROWN-UP LOOK AT A TWENTIETH-CENTURY MUSE OF OUTSTANDING PROPORTIONS To some she's a collectible, to others she's trash. In The Barbie Chronicles, twenty-three writers join together to scrutinize Barbie's forty years of hateful, lovely disastrous, glorious influence on us all. No other tiny shoulders have ever, had to carry the weight of such affection and derision and no other book has ever paid this notorious little place of plastic her due. Whether you adore her or abhor her, The Barbie Chronicles will have you looking at her in ways you never imagined.

Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls

Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls Author Kim Toffoletti
ISBN-10 9780857731784
Year 2007-08-29
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher I.B.Tauris

Bringing a lively and accessible style to a complex subject, 'Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls' explores the idea of the ‘posthuman’ and the ways in which it is represented in popular culture. Toffoletti explores images of the posthuman body from goth-rocker Marilyn Manson's digitally manipulated self-portraits to the famous TDK ‘baby’ adverts, and from the work of artist Patricia Piccinini to the curiously ‘plastic’ form of the ubiquitous Barbie doll, controversially rescued here from her negative image. Drawing on the work of thinkers including Baudrillard, Donna Haraway and Rosi Braidotti, 'Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls' explores the nature of the human - and its ambiguous gender - in an age of biotechnologies and digital worlds.

The Cassie Chronicles

The Cassie Chronicles Author Catherine Davis
ISBN-10 9781452085524
Year 2010-11-02
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse

Balancing her schoolwork, friends and budding relationships proves to be a difficult feat for Cassie Hawkins as she struggles to make it through her first year of high school in one piece. The Cassie Chronicles: Freshman Diaries is a comical, true to life depiction of high school from the eyes of an outcast. From bullies to bad grades, Cassie finds out how hard high school can really be.

All the Available Light

All the Available Light Author Yona Zeldis McDonough
ISBN-10 1439143226
Year 2011-01-11
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

No star in any genre has affected the world as deeply or has lasted as long without fading as Marilyn Monroe. This thought-provoking and wide-ranging collection of essays examines the undiminished incandescence of Marilyn Monroe -- the impact she has had on our culture, the evolution of her legend since her death, and what she tells us now about our lives and times -- and includes previously unpublished work from some of America's best writers, such as: Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Elliot Dark, Albert Mobilo, Marge Piercy, Lore Segal, Lisa Shea, and many more. From her troubled family beginnings to the infamous $13 million auction held at Christie's in New York City, All the Available Light paints an unforgettable portrait of Marilyn as you've never seen her before. This extremely rare cover photo was taken c. 1954, on the set of The Seven Year Itch.

Sisters in Strength

Sisters in Strength Author Yona Zeldis McDonough
ISBN-10 0805061029
Year 2000-03-01
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Macmillan

From Eleanor Roosevelt to Emily Dickinson, this lively collection provides young readers with the biographies of eleven American heroines while highlighting the great accomplishments they made in their time. 15,000 first printing.

Breaking the Bank

Breaking the Bank Author Yona Zeldis McDonough
ISBN-10 9781439126998
Year 2009-09-08
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

A fresh and whimsical novel featuring a single mother in Brooklyn who suddenly discovers an ATM machine that gives her free (and unrecorded) cash; what she does with that money changes many lives—including her own. Mia Saul is down on her luck. She’s been dumped by her husband, fired from her job, and forced to move with her ten-year-old daughter Eden to a crummy apartment. Juggling temp jobs, arguing over child support, and trying to keep Eden’s increasingly erratic behavior in check leaves Mia weary and worn out. So when a routine stop at an ATM turns into a stroke of luck Mia never expected, the results are nothing short of...magical. Teetering between guilt and generosity, Mia takes advantage of her sudden windfall in small ways. She also develops relationships with a variety of neighborhood characters she ordinarily would never have crossed paths with—and turns her life around in ways she never thought possible. Poignant, smart, and utterly captivating, this quirky "pay-it-forward" tale captures the everyday concerns of women everywhere.

In Dahlia s Wake

In Dahlia s Wake Author Yona Zeldis McDonough
ISBN-10 9780099429227
Year 2006-11-02
Pages 293
Language en
Publisher Random House

"It's a beautiful summer's morning. Naomi Wechsler is at home, waiting for her husband, Rick, and their seven-year-old daughter, Dahlia, to return home from their shopping trip. Naomi takes a shower, potters round the house, waters the garden, and wonders, idly, what's taking them so long. Then the telephone rings. It's not Rick. It's the hospital. he very worst has happened. In a minor run-in with a SUV, Dahlia is pitched forward, and breaks her neck. Rick speeds to the hospital but by the time he arrives, it's too late. Dahlia is dead. n the aftermath of the accident, Rick and Naomi pull away from each other, the grief, guilt and overwhelming sorrow too hard to bear. Rick begins an affair with the office manager at his podiatry practice while Naomi finds solace in the arms of the doctor that delivered the news of her daughter's death. ut then another tragedy occurs, and Rick and Naomi are forced to examine their behaviour and how deeply it has affected not only their lives, but the lives of those around them."

The fashion doll

The fashion doll Author Juliette Peers
ISBN-10 1859737382
Year 2004-09-04
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Berg Publishers

Feminists have argued that the Barbie doll perpetuates unrealistic standards of feminine beauty and undermines the credibility of women. Yet, for every mother who disapproves of Barbie, there is a young daughter who adores her. Barbie has enjoyed a prosperous and important history in Western culture, but she is simply the most high-profile of a series of iconic dolls produced in the past 150 years. For the first time, this history is explored to reveal how intimately connected dolls have been to fashion and culture, from their early history right up to the present day. The prominence of haute couture in popular culture suggests that the link between fashion marketing and dolls should be an obvious one. Yet to date this connection has not been adequately interrogated. Peers' original and shrewd analysis fills a major gap in cultural studies by examining the doll's associations with concepts of femininity and fashionability.

The Weird Wide Web

The Weird Wide Web Author Erfert Fenton
ISBN-10 0764540041
Year 1997-05-07
Pages 140
Language en
Publisher Wiley

A guide to the stranger side of the Web includes directions to the L.A. County coroner's office gift shop, flaming strawberry pop-tarts, a Star-Trek sing-along, alien encounters, and an inside view of a naked mole-rat colony

The Good the Bad and the Barbie

The Good  the Bad  and the Barbie Author Tanya Lee Stone
ISBN-10 0147516064
Year 2015-07-07
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Puffin

"Balanced, funny, provocative—and most of all, important for anyone wanting to un­derstand girlhood in America."—E. Lockhart, New York Times bestselling author of We Were Liars Barbie just might be the most famous doll in the world. She has represented fifty different nationalities. She’s stepped into the always-fashionable shoes of more than one hundred twenty careers. She has been played with, studied, celebrated, and criticized for more than fifty years. And she has unquestionably influenced generations of girls—whether that influence has been positive or negative depends on whom you ask. Acclaimed nonfiction author Tanya Lee Stone takes an unbiased look at how Barbie became the icon that she is. Part biography—both of the doll and of her inventor, Ruth Handler—and part exploration of the cultural phenomenon that is Barbie, The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie is filled with personal anecdotes, memories, and opinions from people of all ages. Featuring original color and black-and-white photographs, this book is for everyone who understands that we’re all living in a Barbie world. "This is no mere Barbie book. This is a how-to manual about being a girl."—Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author * "Source notes, a bibliography, and lots of images, including an inset of color photos, add to an offering that pleases and intrigues." —Booklist, starred review

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender A C

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender  A C Author Fedwa Malti-Douglas
ISBN-10 0028659619
Year 2007
Pages 1682
Language en
Publisher Macmillan Reference USA

Addresses issues of sex and gender at the personal and the social level; examines issues of identity, status, class, ethnicity, race, and nation; of sexuality and the body; of social institutions and the structures of representation. Topics include changing conceptions of "the feminine," the family and masculinity, religion, morality, cultural images, medical practice, public health, economy and society and many more.

The Four Temperaments

The Four Temperaments Author Yona Zeldis McDonough
ISBN-10 038550361X
Year 2002
Pages 307
Language en
Publisher Random House LLC

Set against the glamorous, exciting world of the New York City Ballet, The Four Temperaments explores the ways in which love and marriage are tested. Through its unforgettable cast of characters, this novel reveals how the demands of the flesh can suddenly, almost inexplicably, turn lives upside down.