Other books byElisabeth Bumiller
May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons
A Journey Among the Women of India
"The most stimulating and thought-provoking book on India in a long time..Bumiller has made India new and immediate again." THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD In a chronicle rich in diversity, detail, and empathy, Elisabeth Bumiller illuminates the many women's lives she shared--from wealthy sophisticates in New Delhi, to villagers in the dusty northern plains, to movie stars in Bombay, intellectuals in Calcutta, and health workers in the south--and the contradictions she encountered, during her three and a half years in India as a reporter for THE WASHINGTON POST. In their fascinating, and often tragic stories, Bumiller found a strength even in powerlessness, and a universality that raises questions for women around the world.
Condoleezza Rice has until now remained a mystery behind an elegant, cool veneer. In this stunning new biography,New York Times reporter Elisabeth Bumiller peels back the layers and presents a revelatory portrait of the first black female secretary of state and President George W. Bushâs national security adviser on September 11, 2001. The audiobook relates the personal voyage of a young black woman out of the segregated American South and also tells the sweeping story of a tumultuous half-century in the nationâs history. In CONDOLEEZZA RICE: AN AMERICAN LIFE, we see Riceâs Alabama childhood in Birmingham when it was the central battleground of the civil rights movement; her education in foreign policy; and her confrontations with minorities and women while she was provost at Stanford University in the 1990s. Examining the current administration, Bumiller explores in depth Riceâs extraordinarily close relationship with George W. Bush, her battles with Vice President Dick Cheney, and her indirect but crucial role in the ousting of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Bumiller shows us Rice missing clues to the September 11 attacks and waging war against Saddam Hussein. In addition, we watch Riceâs recent attempts to salvage the ruins of the Iraq policy she helped create and to avoid war with Iran. Drawing on extensive interviews with Rice and more than 150 others, Bumiller explores Riceâs effectiveness as national security adviser and secretary of state, her longtime political ambitions, and her future on the world stage.
For Women Only
A Revolutionary Guide to Reclaiming Your Sex Life
The groundbreaking New York Times bestseller now in a fully revised edition Dr. Jennifer Berman, one of the few female urologists in the United States, and her sister, Dr. Laura Berman, a sex therapist, wrote this comprehensive handbook for the whole woman to examine all facets of her sexual health. They discuss surprising new information about how the female anatomy really works, ways female sexual response changes through various stages of life, how women can recognize and identify sexual problems, and tips for talking to doctors about sexual complaints without embarrassment. This new edition brings all the information in the book fully up to date and includes - advice about the latest medical treatments - information on new drugs and products - a revised exercises section and all-new case studies - a self-assessment questionaire to help women recognize whether a problem exists and lend direction on where to seek help For Women Only is still the most complete guide available to treating sexual problems and achieving full sexual potential.
The Secrets of Mariko
A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her...
As it follows a Japanese housewife named Mariko Tanaka over the course of a year, The Secrets of Mariko transcends reportage to yield the kind of human insights we expect from literature. Meet Mariko, a cheerful, overscheduled woman who cares for three children, two aging parents, and an unresponsive husband. As readers watch Mariko take part in PTA meetings, bicker with her teenagers, and pursue independence through her part-time job, they come to see Mariko as someone whose dreams and disappointments mirror our own.