Book campaign: Women Support Women Through Books
In order to increase the awareness of PiP’s work and to fund our work in a sustainable way we have decided to produce and publish a political is personal book, which will include interviews conducted by pip so far and other material.
We have therefore decided to launch PiP’s official “Women Support Women Through Books” campaign!
Concept: Buy a signed copy of a book written by a woman author, and the cost will serve as a donation.
Absolutely all the donations/proceeds will go to the production of our book, with the aim of reaching approximately $15000-$20000, which amounts to the total cost of this process, with the help of Lioness Books.
How does it work?
choose the book below that you wish to purchase
go to “support us” on the menu above and transfer the cost of the book to our paypal account
contact us and let us know which book you have chosen, and we will make sure the author will ship you the book
enjoy your reading!
Step by step, book by book, we’ll reach our goal.
See which books are available to purchase below
"Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin
The author of The Garden of Small Beginnings returns with a hilarious and poignant new novel about four families, their neighborhood carpool, and the affair that changes everything.” - Goodreads
“The Red Tent is a novel by Anita Diamant, published in 1997 by Wyatt Books for St. Martin's Press. It is a first-person narrative that tells the story of Dinah, daughter of Jacob and Leah, sister of Joseph. She is a minor character in the Bible, but the author has broadened her story.” - Wikipedia
“From the internationally best-selling author of Fall on Your Knees comes a story about the joy and agony of motherhood, the dark undercurrents that break and hold families together, and the transformative power of forgiveness.” - Amazon
“Mary Queen of Scots is 40 years old. Not the woman herself, of course – she was beheaded in 1587 at the age of 44 – but the ground-breaking biography written by Lady Antonia Fraser in 1969, now republished in an anniversary edition. One of the greatest international bestsellers of the post-war period, Mary Queen of Scots broke all known records for sales of a female historical subject by a female author, launched Fraser’s now award-studded career, and single-handedly created a new publishing genre. Not bad for a 36-year-old who had six children and a politician husband to look after.” - Telegraph
“Unlike the incompetent architect of the house in her latest book, Unsheltered, American novelist Barbara Kingsolver has proved herself a supreme craftsperson over the past three decades. She possesses a knack for ingenious metaphors that encapsulate the social questions at the heart of her stories.” - The Guardian
“Poetry. Based on The Nutshell Studies Of Unexplained Death, crime scene dioramas photographed by Corinne Botz, Carol Guess adds sound to the stillness of Frances Glessner Lee's bloodstained rooms.” - Amazon
“Love, loss and the missed connections of family life are restlessly observed in this profoundly playful collection from the American writer.” - The Guardian
““Testosterone Rex”, Fine’s target, is the name she gives to “that familiar, plausible, pervasive and powerful story of sex and society”, which holds that inequality of the sexes is natural, not cultural. After all, testosterone makes men tall, hairy and deep-voiced; it makes a certain superficial sense to imagine it also produces other characteristics we think of as masculine, such as leadership, violence and horniness.” - The Guardian
"Lively, inventive…a masterly specimen of close-range cultural history. Ms. Sobel certainly brings Copernicus to life, perhaps better than any other author. Ms. Sobel presents a thoroughly researched and eminently readable account of a major scientist who celebrated the sun yet lurks in the shadows." – The Wall Street Journal
“Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love is a book by Dava Sobel. It is based on the surviving letters of Galileo Galilei's daughter, the nun Suor Maria Celeste, and explores the relationship between Galileo and his daughter.” - Wikipedia
“Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time is a best-selling book by Dava Sobel about John Harrison, an 18th-century clockmaker who created the first clock sufficiently accurate to be used to determine longitude at sea—an important development in navigation.” - Wikipedia
“The bestselling author of Longitude tells the fascinating story of a brilliant all-female team who helped to redraw the universe – and a woman’s place in it.” - The Guardian
“Following the success of her best-selling book Longitude, Dava Sobel, a former New York Times science reporter, has turned her attention to the planets, and has produced an account of the main members of the solar system. Many books have appeared recently on the same subject, but the approach here is unusual in as much as it attempts to combine astronomy with history, poetry, mythology and folklore.” - The Guardian
“The New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback—an incredible true story of the top-secret World War II town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the young women brought there unknowingly to help build the atomic bomb.” - Amazon
“Denise Kiernan, author of The Last Castle, writes a compelling story of our American industrial and commercial aristocracy. Our Lord and Lady Grantham are George and Edith Vanderbilt. Our Downton Abbey is the Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina. Spanning the Gilded Age through the Progressive Era and beyond, Kiernan’s focus of this remarkable history is the Biltmore.” - Washington Independent Reviews of Books
“This children's book is tearing down gender stereotypes and taking girls on exciting adventures.” - MSN
“Families fracture and reform in Danticat’s outstanding and deeply memorable story collection. Set among the Haitian “dyaspora” including Miami, New York, and Haiti itself, the tales describe the complicated lives of people who live in one place but are drawn elsewhere.” - Publishers Weekly
“Writing in an appealing style based on first-hand accounts, Bucar invites readers to join her in three Muslim-majority nations as she surveys how women approach the question “What to wear?” By looking at fashion trends in the bustling cities of Tehran, Yogyakarta, and Istanbul—and at the many ways clerics, designers, politicians, and bloggers try to influence Muslim women’s choices—she concludes that pious fashion depends to a large extent on local aesthetic and moral values, rather than the dictates of religious doctrine.” Harvard University Press
“In a boom era for both memoir and Irish writing, Dublin academic Emilie Pine’s winningly frank debut collection of essays lays bare all the aspects of her life that are hardest to talk about, from infertility to depression to menopause. She writes, she says, “to unlock the code of silence that I kept for so many years … so that I can, at last, feel present in my own life.”” The Guardian
“Georgina Ferry's biography of the only British female scientist to receive the Nobel Prize – Dorothy Hodgkin: A Life – was shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize and the Marsh Biography Award.” - Amazon
“Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy is the third book from University of Michigan historian Heather Ann Thompson. It provides the first complete history of the Attica Prison uprising of 1971 and details not only the events of the week-long uprising and its brutal ending, but also the protracted legal battles that persisted for decades after the event.” - Wikipedia
“The bestselling author of ‘The Kiss Quotient’ accomplishes somewhat of a tour de force in her new novel in making us understand – and feel – both perspectives in this romance.” - Independent
“If you read one book this summer, let it be The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. The perfect blend of sexy and sweet, the new romance novel is the story of Stella, a brilliant statistician on the autism spectrum who knows everything there is to know about algorithms but doesn't know anything about romance.” - Bustle
“Lab Girl is a 2016 memoir by American geochemist, geobiologist, and professor Hope Jahren, published by Alfred A. Knopf. It is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, a New York Times notable book, winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science prize for Excellence in Science Books, a finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, and was named one of the Best Books of the Year in The Washington Post, TIME.com, NPR, Slate, Entertainment Weekly, Newsday, Minneapolis Star Tribune and Kirkus Reviews.” - Wikipedia
“In the bestselling tradition of Hidden Figures and The Wives of Los Alamos, comes a riveting novel of the everyday women who worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II.” - Goodreads
“Janny scott, a former New York Times reporter, has staked her claim to an unusual beat: exploring secret family legacies. She roamed widely in pursuit of “the untold story of Barack Obama’s mother,” the subtitle of A Singular Woman, about Stanley Ann Dunham. This time, Scott’s terrain is her own family’s 800-acre estate, Ardrossan—a multigenerational compound outside Philadelphia that “had survived against the odds from one gilded age into the next.” The mystery she probes is her father, entranced yet also trapped by his inheritance.” - The Atlantic
“Gunter clearly cares for women and is determined to debunk the patriarchal medical world they have to deal with. In The Vagina Bible, ultimately, Gunter is arming readers with the science they need to fearlessly and unapologetically take charge of their bodies; in a way best suited to their individual needs.” - Toronto Star Review
“A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention—and our personal information—that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we’ve been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world.” - Amazon
“It starts off with a killer premise. Hindman describes her four years working as a concert violinist, from 2002 to 2006. But the twist is that her music was never actually audible. At her first performance, she realized that she had been hired to play in front of dead microphones — everywhere from malls to a PBS concert special — while a prerecorded performance from another violinist blasted out of the speakers to the audience. And the audience at these performances, Hindman gradually realized, never knew the difference.” - Vox
“In The Brink of Being, psychotherapist Julia Bueno draws on her own personal experience, stories from her consulting room, and interactions with experts, to examine miscarriage within its broader cultural, medical and historical context – encouraging us to think more, and think differently, about pregnancy loss.” - The Guardian
“When the Emperor was Divine is a historical fiction novel written by American author Julie Otsuka about a Japanese American family sent to an internment camp in the Utah desert during World War II.” - Wikipedia
“In recent weeks, Brad Pitt has become a poster man of sorts for toxic masculinity awareness, but there’s only so much one man—even one very famous man—can do to tip the scales of gender inequality. Women are marching in the streets; women are running for office, speaking truth to power, and rising up to hold abusive men accountable. So, uh, where are the men in all this? As women assume the emotional labor in the effort to enact social change, “Where is the version of the feminist movement, but for men?” asks feminist journalist Liz Plank in her new book, For the Love of Men.” Vogue
“Dr. Lois Frankel reveals why some women roar ahead in their careers while others stagnate. She's spotted a unique set of behaviors--101 in all--that women learn in girlhood that sabotage them as adults.” Goodreads
“Set in Italy during the dramatic finale of World War II, this new novel is the first in seven years by the bestselling author of The Sparrow and Children of God.” - Goodreads
“Roya is a dreamy, idealistic teenager living in 1953 Tehran who, amidst the political upheaval of the time, finds a literary oasis in kindly Mr. Fakhri’s neighborhood book and stationery shop. She always feels safe in his dusty store, overflowing with fountain pens, shiny ink bottles, and thick pads of soft writing paper.” - Goodreads
“In 1981 Mary K Gaillard became the first woman on the physics faculty at the University of California at Berkeley. Her career as a theoretical physicist spanned the period from the inception -- in the late 1960s and early 1970s -- of what is now known as the Standard Model of particle physics and its experimental confirmation, culminating with the discovery of the Higgs particle in 2012. A Singularly Unfeminine Profession recounts Gaillard's experiences as a woman in a very male-dominated field, while tracing the development of the Standard Model as she witnessed it and participated in it.” - Amazon
“Meena Kandasamy's powerful debut casts a spotlight on the plight of Dalit agricultural workers in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, who are murdered by oppressive upper-caste landlords. Her book is based on a massacre that took place in the village of Kilvenmani on Christmas day, 1968.” - The Guardian
“Kandasamy has written about her own marriage for the Indian magazine Outlook in 2012; now, using an unnamed narrator speaking in an urgent, first-person voice, When I Hit You: Or, a Portrait of the Artist as a Young Wifegives us “a woman at whom society cannot spit or throw stones, because this me is a she who is made up only of words on a page, and the lines she speaks are those that everyone hears in their own voice.” - The Guardian
“Megan Stack, a former foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, gave up a life of covering war and natural disasters when she had her first child in Beijing. She quickly hired a nanny and soon realized how dependent she was on this woman — something she writes about in her book Women's Work: A Reckoning with Work and Home.” - NPR
“Biblical stories and their female characters get an entirely new, often surprising perspective in Lemberger’s fiction debut. In each of nine independent narratives, Lemberger, a professor who teaches the Bible as literature at American Jewish University in Los Angeles, creates a complete world based loosely on the biblical accounts of the origins and history of the Jewish people.” - Publishers Weekly
“At twenty-eight, Mira Ptacin discovered she was pregnant. Though it was unplanned, she embraced the idea of starting a family and became engaged to Andrew, the father. But five months later, an ultrasound revealed that her child would be born with a constellation of birth defects and no chance of survival outside the womb. Mira was given three options: terminate the pregnancy, induce early delivery, or wait and inevitably miscarry.” - Amazon
“Hild is a fictionalized telling of the life of Hilda of Whitby, also known as Hild of Streoneshalh, a significant figure in Anglo-Saxon Britain.” - Wikipedia
“The veteran Chicago political commentator wants to see a woman in the White House — so much so that she’s devoted a podcast and book to the cause.” - Chicago Mag
“The book is about Henrietta Lacks and the immortal cell line, known as HeLa, that came from Lacks's cervical cancercells in 1951. Skloot became interested in Lacks after a biology teacher referenced her, but didn't know much about her. Skloot began conducting extensive research on her and worked with Lacks' family to create the book. The book is notable for its science writing and dealing with ethical issues of race and class in medical research.” - Wikipedia
“Set in London in the 1920s, Sarah Waters' sixth novel concerns itself with the transitional social world of postwar Britain, and with the new forms of licence, mobility and self-definition to which the smashed civic order was giving rise as the old constraints of class and gender fell away.” - The Guardian