Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Check out these links for our Spring 2010 Titles:

Do you want your wedding to be just like you: unique, innovative, or even maybe a little offbeat? Look for advice and ideas in Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Innovative Brides, written by Ariel Meadow Stallings, and become a fan on Facebook.

What was your most influencial life moment? Lisa Shannon was inspired by an episode of Oprah that changed her life. Read about her experiences and efforts to raise funds and awareness for Congolese women in A Thousand Sisters; My Journey Of Hope Into The Worst Place On Earth To Be A Woman.

For a hilarious and candidly honest story about leaving the South for big dreams in the big city, check out Anna Mitchael and her memoir Just Don't Call Me Ma'am: How I Ditched The South, Forgot My Manners, And Managed To Survive My Twenties With (Most Of) My Dignity Still Intact.

Learn how to find your political voice in Amanda Marcotte's Get Opinionated:The Progressive's Guide to Finding Your Voice (and Taking a Little Action). Find Amanda at her blog for more information.

Just because you're over fifty, doesn't mean you're over sex. Check out Free Fall: A Late-In-Life Love Affair, by Rae Padilla Francoeur.

Do you remember the thrill of riding your first horse, or simply the dream of owning one? Why We Ride; Women Writers on the Horses in Their Lives, edited by Verna Dreisbach, offers a reflective view on the special bonds women share with their horses.

A hard-hitting confession of the journey to the bottom and back up, She Bets Her Life, by Mary Sojourner offers an honest story of gambling addiction and recovery to which women everywhere can relate.

Motherhood and Feminism, by Amber E. Kinser, examines the role of feminism within motherhood and offers insight into the core questions of motherhood: what it means to be a good mother, what role mothers play in the family and in society, and how motherhood has been redefined throughout time.

What was your "click" moment? Visit J. Courtney Sullivan and Courtney E. Martin, editors of Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists.

Still think you can't be a feminist and like porn too? Check out Good Porn: A Woman's Guide, by Erika Lust and learn about the educational and erotic value of porn for women.

Get some professional relationship advice with Sexual Intimacy for Women; A Guide for Same-Sex Couples. Glenda Corwin,PhD.,helps female couples examine the emotional, physical, and psychological aspects of same-sex partnerships.

Are you a twenty or thirty-something who loves choices, but hates having to choose? Take a look at The Choice Effect: Love and Commitment in an Age of Too Many Options, by Amalia McGibbon, Lara Vogel, and Claire Williams.

You can also become a fan on Facebook.

Gain insight into borderline personality disorder from a self-proclaimed "psycho-girlfriend" with Merri Lisa Johnson's Girl In Need Of A Tourniquet: Memoir of a Borderline Personality.

Monday, March 8, 2010

New Video from Girldrive author Nona Willis Aronowitz!

Girldrive author Nona Willis Aronowitz was here in the Bay Area last week, and she (and a couple of us from here at Seal Press) spent an afternoon on Telegraph Avenue doing some free word association--with a feminist slant, of course--with a few of Berkeley's denizens. This video is the result . . . enjoy!

Celebrate International Women's Day

Today, March 8th 2010, women worldwide will unite to literally bridge the gap between their countries and demand the peace they deserve. In honor of International Women’s Day, author of A Thousand Sisters, Lisa Shannon, will be joining the women of Rwanda and Congo as they meet on a bridge between their two countries to call for an end to the war and to demonstrate that women can build bridges to peace and development.

In support of Women for Women International’s global campaign called, “Join me on the Bridge,” women and men of Seal Press, Avalon Travel, and Publishers Group West will be marching to the City of Berkeley’s Eastshore Pedestrian Bridge at 12:00 p.m. They will stand in unity with thousands of women worldwide honoring the resilience of millions of women around the world who are survivors of war.

Please join us in our support of all women as we demand peace in every nation. By joining this campaign you will be standing alongside women in the Congo, Rwanda, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Sudan, and Nigeria in saying no to war, and yes to peace and hope.

Learn more about Lisa Shannon and A Thousand Sisters here at: A Thousand Sisters