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Books

The Books That Taught Us About Sex

A comprehensive list from the Persephone Magazine Staff.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This week’s Dispatches are not a size 000.

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunch Time Poll: Back to School Reading

I cannot believe summer is almost over. It seems like it went by so fast. With summer winding down, it can mean only one thing: back to school time.  As a child I loved to read; well, I still love to read too. (Wow, that sounded like a Mitch Hedberg sentence.) By the time I […]

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Gift Guide

Aunt Sally’s Holiday Guide for Nieces and Nephews: The School-Agers

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday have all come and gone. And my shopping list hasn’t gotten any shorter, has yours? I will also admit, I’ve written these guides in order of simplicity – in the grand scheme of things, babies, toddlers and preschoolers will forget  about whatever you give them a few […]

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Perspectives

What Judy Blume Taught Me

When I was in elementary school, I would roller blade down the street to the public library, leave my skates in the hall, and plunk myself down in my favorite corner of the children’s section, the one where the “B” and “C” authors came together. This was because my favorite books were by Beverly Cleary […]

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Generation XX

1989 – I Had It (The Right Stuff)

I would never, ever be seventeen again, but what a hoot it was to do once.  I wanted to try everything, in my relatively sheltered way.  I dyed my hair, I traveled a little by myself (well, to see my very best life friend on the East Coast), I smoked a cigarette, I slept with […]