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Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors cover

"Heart-stopping, beautifully rendered stories of survivors powerfully illustrating the notion that when we tell our stories, we change the story." —Eve Ensler, author of In the Body of the World

"The battle for sexual-assault survivors' dignity, and the reclamation of their God-given right to live without fear, is won with these brave and bold stories. It's a must read for anyone who has ever known a survivor of sexual assault or is a survivor themselves." —Andrea Buchanan, editor of Note To Self: 30 Women On Hardship, Heartbreak, Humiliation And Overcoming It All

"The courage of the survivors in Lived Through This will inspire you and leave you wanting to do more to end the violence that touches nearly every family in America." —Scott Berkowitz, president & founder of RAINN

"Anne Ream has turned a deeply personal trauma into a rallying call for survivors of gender-related abuse." —Jimmie Briggs, co-founder of Man Up Campaign

"Lived Through This should be required reading for all of us who work within the fields of counseling, advocacy, justice and law enforcement." —Sherisa Dahlgren, LMFT, VP of Clinical Programs, Joyful Heart Foundation

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The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind Twelve-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry cover

"A humane, science-based, global view of addiction. The Sober Truth is an essential, bracing critique of the rehab industry and its ideological foundations that we have much to learn from." —Gabor Maté, MD, Author of In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts

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 Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems cover

“Black, gay, proud, and courageously direct, Baldwin wrote poetry throughout his life, and poetry was the current that powered his novels, essays, and plays. This volume reclaims his blazing, embracing collection, Jimmy’s Blues (1983), as well as poems previously found only in a limited edition art book, and they are as potent and significant now as then.” —Donna Seaman, Booklist

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Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods cover

"Memoir, history, and the unequal application of economic justice come together in Tyer's deeply felt and sharply penned nonfiction debut." —Publishers Weekly

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