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Media Recommendations from Fierce Women! October 9, 2008

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Magazines

Crystal:

Bust

Bitch (which is having a fund drive right now)…

Marie Claire …mixes in features on real people with models and 
champions causes

O the Oprah magazine…

Queen of All Media is also Queen of Empowerment.


Entertainment Weekly…who can forget their classic cover of the 
Dixie Chicks


Amy:

Body and Soul Magazine

O

Vanity Fair – love their articles

Jenee:

I love Bust as well!!

Ms.

Paste

Books

Rosie: 

The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan   A touching memoir about a thirty-something mother of two who is diagnosed with advanced breast cancer just months before her father- and the center of her world- is diagnosed with an aggressive cancer.  Touching and funny, you’ll want Corrigan to be your best friend and her father to be your surrogate dad.

Accidentally on Purpose by Mary Pols   A memoir that details the results of a soon to be forty-year-old writer’s one night stand which starts innocently enough and ends with a pregnancy.  Pols and her baby’s father never couple, but they deliberately work through their issues to become effective co-parents to a boy that brings meaning and grounding to their lives.

The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta  Perrota’s fiction never disappoints.  Here, he tells the story of a sex education teacher who is chided for her frank talk about fellatio and must now teach only abstinence after a new evangelical church in town catches winds of her misdeed. 

Amy:

Orange, Mint, and Honey by Carleen Brice

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

Radical Acceptance  by Tara Brach

Jenee:

Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Memory Keepers Daughter

Mere Christianity

The Handmaids Tail

Water For Elephants

Mrs. Dalloway

Crystal:

Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

Our Bodies, Ourselves 
(loved the update)

Anything by Gloria Steinem and

Eve Ensler

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (scary, very scary)


The Color Purple by Alice Walker (if you’ve only seen the movie, you 
need to read the book)

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Mrs. 
Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Manifesta by Amy Richards and Jennifer Baumgardner 

Anything by Ann Lamott

Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely 
Stripper by Diablo Cody

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Are Men 
Necessary? by Maureen Dowd

The Bitch in the House by 26 Women Tell 
the Truth About Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood, and Marriage by
Cathi Hanauer 

Movies

Crystal:

Silkwood


Norma Rae


Juno


Boys Don’t Cry


Broadcast News (I so identified with the Holly Hunter character)


Philadelphia Story (and nearly everything with Katharine Hepburn)


Klute


Terms of Endearment


Steel Magnolias


Impromptu
Vera Drake


Transamerica


What’s Your Point, Honey?


Out of Africa

Amy:

Penelope – wonderful movie about self-acceptance and accessible for all ages. 

Juno

Sex and the City

Jenee:

Transamerica


Donnie Darko

I heart Huckabees

King of California

Whale Rider

Wristcutters

Blogs

Crystal:

Jezebel.com: Who needs Perez or TMZ when you get celebrity dish and 
fashion without the airbrushing?


Life on the Clearance Rack (http://readrespondrepeat.blogspot.com/): 
This blog is by my pal, Ramona Holloway. She rocks. And she’s a good 
blogger. :)



Jenee:

Post Secrets

TV 

Jenee:

Lost

Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Crystal:

Heroes

The Shield

Mad Men

Friday Night Lights (it’s on 
DirecTV until spring ’09)

The Closer

Saving Grace


Amy:

Brothers and Sisters

 

TV on DVD

Crystal:

The Wire

Homicide: Life on the 
Streets

Sex and the City

Judging Amy

The Gilmore Girls


Hall of fame: Cagney & Lacey

Lou Grant (this and the watergate 
hearings had a huge impact on me becoming a journalist…that and 
being nosy and loving to read)

Isis

Wonder Woman

Bionic Woman

Days and Night of Molly Dodd

Any Day Now

Amy:

John Adams

The Wire

Rome

Jenee:

The Office (British Version)

Arrested Development 

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One Response to “Media Recommendations from Fierce Women!”

  1. Carleen Says:

    Thank you Fierce Women for the shout out! Love this blog and will be back!


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