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Featured Books from Seal Press

How Does That Make You Feel by Sherry Amatenstein

How Does That Make You Feel?

Best-selling writers and therapists reveal the highs, lows, and misadventures in between that arise in the pursuit of mental health.

$17.00 | September 2016 | 320 pages

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The Women Who Made New York by Julie Scelfo

The Women Who Made New York

Artists and intellects, builders and makers—these are the women who made New York the most exciting and influential city in the world.

$24.00 | October 2016 | 256 pages

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The Future Tense of Joy by Jessica Teich

The Future Tense of Joy

Part memoir, part mystery, The Future Tense of Joy is a haunting search for truth about a stranger’s suicide—a quest that ultimately frees the author, and her family, from the demons of the past.

$22.00 | September 2016 | 224 pages

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The New Better Off by Courtney E. Martin

The New Better Off

A groundbreaking exploration of the ways Americans are reinventing success and redefining “better off,” through lives that reject traditional status symbols in lieu of fulfillment and value relationships over money.

$24.00 | September 2016 | 320 pages

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The Shit No One Tells You About Baby #2 by Dawn Dais

The Sh!t No One Tells You About Baby #2

The third book in Dawn Dais’s popular Sh!t No One Tells You series covers all a parent needs to know once the reality of having two young children settles in.

$17.00 | September 2016 | 256 pages

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How Does That Make You Feel by Sherry Amatenstein

This is Cancer

This Is Cancer is the voice-driven, informative, and beautifully-packaged companion for the surreal and infuriating cancer journey, covering everything from diagnosis and treatment to exercising and parenting.

$15.00 | October 2016 | 220 pages

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Drink Like a Woman by Jeanette Hurt

Drink Like a Woman

Subverting the patriarchy, one drink at a time.

$16.00 | November 2016 | 160 pages

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Toss the Gloss 2nd edition

Toss the Gloss

Fully updated with new recommendations, this is the ultimate insider’s guide to looking great at age 50 and beyond.

$18.00 | September 2016 | 216 pages

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Beautiful You by Rosie Molinary

Beautiful You

A radical day-by-day guide to redefining beauty and building lasting self-esteem from body expert Rosie Molinary.

$17.00 | September 2016 | 440 pages

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Raising the Transgender Child by Angello and Bowman

Raising the Transgender Child

A complete, compassionate guide for parents, teachers, practitioners, and caregivers of transgender and gender-diverse children.

$17.00 | November 2016 | 272 pages

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The Big Fix by Tracey Helton Mitchell

The Big Fix

One woman’s story of rebuilding life after heroin addiction, from homeless junkie to mother and addiction specialist, and a powerful perspective on the difficulties of recovery.

$24.00 | March 2016 | 272 pages

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Running: A Love Story by Jen A. Miller

Running: A Love Story

A deeply intimate, inspiring account of running’s power to build resilience, repair self-confidence, and provide comfort, paralleled with the author’s missteps with less suitable romantic partners.

$17.00 | April 2016 | 240 pages

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Frientimacy by Shasta Nelson

Frientimacy

A warm and insightful guide to overcoming the obstacles that prevent deep and sustaining friendships from enriching our lives.

$16.00 | March 2016| 256 pages

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Yogalosophy for Inner Strength by Mandy Ingber

Yogalosophy for Inner Strength

In this companion to the NYT bestselling fitness book Yogalosophy, Mandy Ingber guides readers through a unique yoga practice designed to transform heartache into lifelong resilience.

$22.00 | May 2016 | 224 pages

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Feminist Activity Book by Gemma Correll

Feminist Activity Book

The Feminist Activity Book will fuel your feminist rage and bring you one step closer to an egalitarian utopia, or whatever. Activities and illustrations lovingly (and hilariously) created by artist Gemma Correll.

$12.00 | May 2016 | 64 pages

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Passed and Present by Allison Gilbert

Passed and Present

Discover creative, meaningful, and inspiring ways to keep the memories of your loved ones alive long after they are gone.

$16.00 | April 2016 | 280 pages

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A History of U.S. Feminisms by Rory Dicker

A History of U.S. Feminisms

Covering the first, second, and third waves of feminism, A History of U.S. Feminisms provides historical context of all the major events and players since the late nineteenth century through today.
$18.00 | Feb 2016 | 216 pages
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Not Buying It by Brett Graff

Not Buying It

Not Buying It teaches parents how to skip unnecessary, fear-based purchases, and instead to spend smarter, save more, and invest wisely for their children’s futures.

$16.00 | March 2016 | 256 pages

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Whipping Girl by Julia Serano

Whipping Girl

A provocative manifesto, Whipping Girl tells the powerful story of Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her diverse background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist.

$20.00 | May 2016 | 424 pages

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Here's The Plan by Allyson Downey

Here's The Plan

Escape the Parenting Penalty, conquer “Mommy Bias,” and win at work.

$16.00 | May 2016 | 240 pages

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The Latest News from Seal

Drink Like a Woman: Repeal Day Cocktail

Named for Pauline Sabin, leader of the Prohibition Repeal movement, this drink is a riff on the famed French 75, a classic cocktail that usually is made with gin, lemon juice and simple syrup. This recipe calls for North Shore Sol, which Sonja Kassebaum describes as “a gin without the juniper,” and this refreshing and highly aromatic spirit is made with real chamomile and real citrus fruits.

Homemade Gifts for the Cocktail Lover

You don’t have to be crafty or necessarily great in the kitchen to actually make some of your holiday gifts. Holiday booze gift making actually falls into the category of hard to screw up. Here are some ideas from Drink Like a Woman author Jeanette Hurt.

Holiday Cocktail: Love Our Bodies, Love Our Tonics

From childhood to adulthood, our bodies are criticized, critiqued, and judged. We are taught to be at war with ourselves, instead of learning how to celebrate how strong we are, how beautiful we are. So instead of letting the times get us down, let’s drink a toast to liking ourselves even more than we like this gin-based cocktail!

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