By Jaclyn Margolis
I’ve heard the word feminism defined in many ways over the years, and I admitted to our group that I found the descriptions of feminism in The Female Persuasion very intriguing. I asked the group how they defined feminism and if they agreed with the delineations in the book, and, this question spurred such a strong and deep dialogue on the meaning of feminism.
By Jaclyn Margolis
What made you the woman you are today? When Addie’s granddaughter poses this question, Addie leaps at the chance to share the milestones of her life. In 320 pages, we read Addie’s monologue, chronicling the story of a strong Jewish woman raised in Boston in the early twentieth century. We are immersed in childhood rebellion, family tragedy, resilient friendships, and great love.
As Rosh Hashanah nears, we share an excerpt from a luminous new book by Rabbi Naomi Levy that challenges us to wake up and become who we have the potential to be.
When college student Aviva Grossman sought an internship with a charismatic Florida congressman, she didn’t plan on having an affair with her boss - and being blamed for ruining his chances for higher office.
A bestselling book for middle schoolers answers this question in 50 ways. In honor of Women’s History Month, share a copy with a girl you love.
Magazines and fashionistas have been talking about the rise of “office casual," so should jeans still be reserved for Fridays? We asked Lauren Friedman, author of the brand new book 50 Ways to Wear Denim.
The sexist double standard isn’t dead but has lost its political punch, says historian and author Nancy Cohen, but that doesn’t mean that women’s political equality will happen overnight.
The women in these books – real and fictional – seek understanding and self-realization on journeys that take us in fascinating directions.
Debbie Levy's stirring new look at Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a must-read for young girls.
Jillian Cantor’s acclaimed novel offers a deft and poignant take on the story of two devoted mothers—one fictional, the other, only the second woman to be executed by the federal government.
In her first novel for adults, bestselling young-adult novelist Gayle Forman cuts to the heart of working moms’ struggles.
Dad overindulged, mom wasn’t interested in cooking, but with her grandmother’s help, My Fat Dad memoirist Dawn Lerman found a path through a difficult childhood.
The New York Times best-selling author of The Devil Wears Prada and Revenge Wears Prada chats with JW Magazine about her latest novel, The Singles Game.
These books are worth giving or savoring in honor of the first and most important figure in our lives.
Rahel Musleah delves into the complex legacy of meaning Holocaust survivors leave as they pass from the scene.
April Halprin Wayland talks about her new book for Passover and her career as a children’s author.
Three recent books offer a highly readable account of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and legacy.
In her memoir, fashion trailblazer Donna Karan offers a revealing glimpse into a passionate and productive life.
A new crop of books this season promises intriguing characters, great story telling and lots of ideas worth thinking about or discussing with your book club friends.
Rabbi and adoption advocate Susan Silverman - sister of comedian Sarah Silverman - has taken a decidedly different, yet no less fearless, path from her famously bold sister.
These absorbing novels feature strong female protagonists whose lives intertwine with historic events and personalities.
The genre of personal finance journalism got its start thanks to this indomitable daughter of Russian-Jewish immigrants.
If you need a refresher course to understand why preserving access to abortion is good for women and their families, Katha Pollitt’s book is essential reading.
Parents can record their children’s milestones in this journal and celebrate being Jewish. Written and lovingly illustrated by artist Connie Krupin.
Anita Diamant’s novel looks at friendship and feminism in the early 1900s.
Linda Rottenberg, the founder of a global organization helping business innovators, shares wisdom about making an entrepreneurial mindset part of our lives.
Author Hannah Nordhaus set out to untangle truth from the legend that surrounds her great-great-grandmother, whose spirit is said to walk the halls of the famed La Posada hotel in Santa Fe.