Do you feel like you are too nice? Sherry Argov's Why Men Love Bitches delivers a unique perspective as to why men are attracted to a strong woman who stands up for herself. With saucy detail on every page, this no-nonsense guide reveals why a strong woman is much more desirable than a "yes woman" who routinely sacrifices herself. The author provides compelling answers to the tough questions women often ask: · Why are men so romantic in the beginning and why do they change? · Why do men take nice girls for granted? · Why does a man respect a woman when she stands up for herself? Full of advice, hilarious real-life relationship scenarios, "she says/he thinks" tables, and the author's unique "Attraction Principles," Why Men Love Bitches gives you bottom-line answers. It helps you know who you are, stand your ground, and relate to men on a whole new level. Once you've discovered the feisty attitude men find so magnetic, you'll not only increase the romantic chemistry—you'll gain your man's love and respect with far less effort.

Author ,
Isbn 1605501557
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2002-10-01
Pages 288
Language English
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Praise for The Case for Falling in Love "Why play 'hard to get' when you can just get what you want? Mari Ruti's lively research, from Plato to Freud to Gossip Girl to her own bedroom, finally puts an end to playing games, and provides a resource for lovers and the love-scorned alike. A must-read for anyone who has ever fallen in love, wants to, or wants to know what went wrong." -Arianne Cohen, creator of TheSexDiariesProject.com "At last, a relationship advice book that will actually work. If you're intelligent, interested in love, and like a book you can't put down, this is it. John Gray, move over. The brilliant Mari Ruti has arrived." -Juliet Schor, professor of sociology, Boston College, and author of Born to Buy and Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth "Groundbreaking...Ruti opens the eyes of her readers so that they can love better...A must-read." -Nancy Redd, New York Times bestselling author of Body Drama "Finally, a book that takes love seriously. Written with passion and verve...I wish I had read this book years ago!" -Sean Carroll, author of From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time Are you tired of reading book after book and playing game after game, trying to avoid heartbreak? It seems impossible, and maybe that's because you can't lock up your heart like that-not if you want the real thing. And maybe that's one of the best things about love. We've been thinking about it all wrong. Our culture's insistence that women need to learn how to catch and keep a man is actually doing much more harm than good. The more we try to manipulate our relationships, the less we are truly able to experience love's benefits and wonders. Love is a slippery, unruly thing, and trying to control and manage it robs us of its delicious unpredictability. Sure, letting go of the reins a bit might mean a broken heart, but heartbreak, in fact, offers a wealth of possibilities-creativity, wisdom, and growth-that we need in order to make the most of our lives. Liberating for women who are frustrated by the idea that they just need to learn the right "formula," The Case for Falling in Love shows that there isn't a method to mastering the madness of love. But that might be exactly what's so wonderful about it.

Author Mari Ruti
Isbn 1402250819
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2011-02-01
Pages 304
Language English
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A troubling account of heterosexual desire in the era of #MeToo Heterosexuality is in crisis. Reports of sexual harassment, misconduct, and rape saturate the news in the era of #MeToo. Straight men and women spend thousands of dollars every day on relationship coaches, seduction boot camps, and couple’s therapy in a search for happiness. In The Tragedy of Heterosexuality, Jane Ward smartly explores what, exactly, is wrong with heterosexuality in the twenty-first century, and what straight people can do to fix it for good. She shows how straight women, and to a lesser extent straight men, have tried to mend a fraught patriarchal system in which intimacy, sexual fulfillment, and mutual respect are expected to coexist alongside enduring forms of inequality, alienation, and violence in straight relationships. Ward also takes an intriguing look at the multi-billion-dollar self-help industry, which markets goods and services to help heterosexual couples without addressing the root of their problems. Ultimately, she encourages straight men and women to take a page out of queer culture, reminding them “about the human capacity to desire, fuck, and show respect at the same time.”

Author Jane Ward
Isbn 1479895067
Genre Social Science
Year 2020-09-01
Pages N.A
Language English
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Exposing the self-help myths that make us all more miserable. This is what your psychologist would really tell you–if he thought you could handle it! This is the kick up the backside the self-help genre needs: an intelligent, provocative and thought-provoking expose of the modern myths that we’re told make us happier, but in reality screw us up. Clinical psychologist, Dr Stephen Briers shines a light into the dark corners of self-help and explodes the myths, false hopes, quack philosophies and unrealistic expectations it routinely advocates. It is a refreshing antidote to the `same old same old’ approaches, offering a radical re-think of the way we approach problems in our lives, offering empowering new perspectives and expert advice on avoiding the biggest life traps. Dr Briers questions the perceived wisdom, shakes up the status quo, and encourages us to think again.

Author Stephen Briers
Isbn 0273781448
Genre Self-Help
Year 2012-12-14
Pages 280
Language English
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In Western societies, many traditional feminist claims have already been fulfilled both in law and in official discourse. Indeed, legislative steps have already been taken towards securing civil and political rights and equal opportunities for women. This, of course, is not the case in many other regions of the world, as some of the chapters in this book clearly testify. Yet, notwithstanding the gains achieved in Western societies, residual forms of resistance and prejudice still persist in discourses, categories and discriminative practices in this so-called “post-feminist” era. Furthermore, new manifestations of asymmetries in gender relations and new ways of thinking and experiencing subjectivity are currently emerging, as a result of growing globalisation, economic crises, migration patterns, female sex and labour trafficking, trans-nationalism, and new technologies, not to mention the beauty and body sculpting industries.

Author Maria Zina Gonçalves de Abreu
Isbn 1443861146
Genre Social Science
Year 2014-06-02
Pages 298
Language English
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Across the country, there’s a youth-led rebellion challenging the status quo. In Seattle and Pittsburgh, teenage girls protest against companies that sell sleazy clothing. Online, a nineteen-year-old describes her struggles with her mother, who she feels is pressuring her to lose her virginity. In a small town outside Philadelphia, an eleventh-grade girl, upset over a “dirty book” read aloud in English class, takes her case to the school board. These are not your mother’s rebels. Drawing on numerous studies and interviews, the brilliant Wendy Shalit makes the case that today’s virulent “bad girl” mindset truly oppresses young women. She reveals how the media, one’s peers, and even parents can undermine girls’ quests for their authentic selves, and explains what it means to break from the herd mentality and choose integrity over popularity. Written with sincerity and upbeat humor, The Good Girl Revolution rescues the good girl from the realm of mythology and old manners guides to show that today’ s version is the real rebel. Society may perceive the good girl as “mild,” but Shalit demonstrates that she is in fact the opposite. The new female role models are not “people pleasing” or repressed; they are outspoken and reclaiming their individuality. These empowering stories are sure to be an inspiration to teenagers and parents alike. Join the conversation at www.thegoodgirlrevolution.com

Author Wendy Shalit
Isbn 0307789217
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2011-04-20
Pages 352
Language English
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Modern romance is broken. It's time to flip the script. Apps have transformed dating from a mysterious adventure into a daily chore. Young, single, college-educated women are sick and tired of competing for a shrinking supply of guys. And marriage-material men, long expected to take the lead when it comes to asking women out, are suddenly balking at making the first move, fearing they'll come across as creepy or inappropriate. Society is changing, which means it's time for dating to evolve. Millennial and Gen Z women are more than capable of seeking out what—and who—they want. They're standouts in the classroom and champions on the playing fields. They're leaders in the workplace and trailblazers in city halls, state houses, and Congress. So why would we tell a generation of badass women that they're not allowed to be bold when it comes to finding love? Why should they have to sit back and wait (and wait and wait) for men to find them? In Make Your Move: The New Science of Dating and Why Women Are in Charge, Jon Birger, author of Date-onomics, offers women bold new strategies for finding the one. Backed by research showing that women can win at romance by making the first move with the men of their choice, Birger explains why: • It's better to choose than to be chosen • The "play hard to get" method is not only outdated but grounded in bad science • The first move does not have to be a big move • It's time to log off of dating apps and date men you actually know • The workplace can be a terrific place to meet a long-term romantic partner • . . . and more! Make Your Move is an honest, solution-based guide to finding love that lasts. If you're tired of playing by old rules, look no further: Make your move and win.

Author Jon Birger
Isbn 1950665623
Genre Self-Help
Year 2021-02-02
Pages 256
Language English
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“Harvey offers surprising insights into the male mentality and gives women strategies for taming that unruly beast.” —Philadelphia Inquirer “Women should listen to Steve Harvey when it comes to what a good man is about. Steve Harvey dispenses a lot of fabulous information about men.” —Aretha Franklin The #1 New York Times bestseller from the new guru of relationship advice, Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is an invaluable self-help book that can empower women everywhere to take control of their relationships. The host of a top-rated radio show listened to by millions daily—and of cable TV’s The Steve Harvey Project—Harvey knows what men really think about love, intimacy, and commitment. In Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, the author, media personality, and stand-up comedian gets serious, sharing his wealth of knowledge, insight, and no-nonsense advice for every good woman who wants to find a good man or make her current love last.

Author Steve Harvey
Isbn 9780061964497
Genre Self-Help
Year 2009-10-06
Pages 240
Language English
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A Souls of My Sisters Book No woman comes into this world with all the answers, but every woman can learn from her sisters. In the Essence® #1 national bestseller Souls of My Sisters, strong, successful black women shared their unforgettable personal stories of faith, hope, and healing. Now, a dynamic new group of young sisters with hopes and dreams, fears and struggles, just like you, tells their stories of triumph over adversity for the generation coming up. . . Being a young woman today means belonging to an ever expanding global community, filled with new opportunities--and complicated challenges. With change comes choices, and making the right ones isn't always easy. The journey can seem overwhelming--but you're not alone. Whether you're dealing with issues of self-esteem, dating, domestic violence, cyber stalking, or racial profiling, within these pages a diverse gathering of women, including entrepreneurs, activists, and entertainers, have words of wisdom, inspiration, and practical information for you. So if you're headed to college, in the midst of your quarter-life crisis, or getting your career or family started, look to your sisters and their heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking, but always encouraging real-life stories. "Souls of My Sisters let all women know it was okay to tell your story and now Souls of My Young Sisters helps young women struggling through life's challenges tell their stories and heal all of us. A must read for all women!" --Kyla Pratt, Actress "If you can't reach a girlfriend to pour out your heart, read Souls of My Sisters. . .Souls is just the thing when you need an extra boost."--Heart and Soul magazine Dawn Marie Daniels brings a spirited array of professional credentials to her role as editor of Souls of My Sisters books. She was the editorial force behind a number of award-winning authors, and has utilized her position and power as one of the book industry's premier editors to ensure that African American projects get the attention they deserve. Daniels has established a commanding presence in adult nonfiction with such books as In the Meantime and One Day My Soul Just Opened Up, both New York Times bestsellers by Iyanla Vanzant. She utilized her years of publishing experience to bring new talent to the surface and helped push them to the forefront of the publishing industry. Daniels' authors have been published by various imprints such as Prentice Hall Press, Fireside, Touchstone, S&S Aguilar, Scribner, Simon & Schuster, and Pocket Books. Candace Sandy is the President of Candace Sandy Communications, a multimedia cooperative targeting women. For over ten years, Sandy has also served as the communications director for Chairman Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) of the Sixth Congressional District, a member of the House Foreign Service and Financial Services Committees. In her capacity as communications director, Sandy has managed both national and international media campaigns in countries that have included Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, China, Colombia, Cuba, Great Britain, India, Israel, Malaysia, Peru, and Venezuela. A frequent lecturer who has served on several high-profile political campaigns, Sandy has worked tirelessly on behalf of women's issues, including poverty, domestic violence, youth prostitution, anticrime, financial literacy, and reentry into New York City. Sandy is the former general manager of New York University radio station WNYU 89.1 FM. As a former Radio Advertising Bureau Mercury AD/LAB Fellow, Sandy covered the 1993 and 1997 Presidential Inaugurations and the 1996 Summer Olympics, and has conducted radio interviews with numerous celebrities, including Pam Grier, Stevie Wonder, and Will Smith.

Author Dawn Marie Daniels,Candace Sandy
Isbn 0758258291
Genre Self-Help
Year 2010-06-01
Pages 416
Language English
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Unleash Your Irresistibility! "Make Every Man Want You gives every woman the tools she needs to unlock her inner magnet." --Kelly Ripa Let's make one thing clear: this book is like no other dating book you've read. There are no rules, no list of things to do to land a husband in thirty days, and no reason to blame yourself if “he's just not that into you.” Please. Throw those books away. Instead, let's focus on you--and how you can make yourself more appealing to others in almost every situation--whether you have a man or not. Think of it as a crash course in desirability, a life-changing lesson in loving yourself inside and out. Once you embrace your unique qualities and dissolve your bad relationship habits, you'll be amazed to find how irresistible you are to others! This girl-friendly guide reveals: Five Truths Every Irresistible Woman Needs to Know: Live in the moment, Men do not want to be changed or improved Seven Habits of Highly Unattractive Women: Boring in bed, Being needy Eight Secrets of Attracting the Right Man for You: Get rid of your "perfect man" checklist, Have your own life

Author Marie Forleo
Isbn 9780071597821
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2008-05-04
Pages 172
Language English
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How many times have you and your friends asked one another these questions without ever coming up with any good answers? Your girlfriends just tell you what you want to hear. At the end of the day, the only person who can give you insight into man problems is—that’s right—a man! But guys have hidden agendas. What guy would give up all his dating advantages by spilling the goods? Steve Santagati would. A self-confessed serial dater and Bad Boy, Steve is telling all for the benefit of womankind. Every guy is at least part Bad Boy, and in The Manual, this prime specimen reveals what every woman needs to know to counter Bad Boy tactics, both amateur and professional. Steve is never condescending or callous, but honest, perceptive, and street-smart. His guidance is straightforward and his insights are dead-on, giving women tools they can immediately put to work. Discover what you may not want to know but need to know about: •The Heart of the Bad Boy (i.e., the nature of the beast) •The Male Mind: how he sees you and how you can make this work to your advantage •Guys on the Hunt: the male modus operandi, from the grocery store to Home Depot •When Boy Meets Girl: how to handle dating, from flirting to “sext” messaging to learning his weaknesses •Mating: so you’ve got him . . . should you keep him? Why learn from a Bad Boy instead of, say, a psychologist? Because there’s no replacement for “in the field” experience. You’ll benefit from (and laugh at) stories of real things Steve has done in relationships with women as well as of women turning the tables on him when he least expected it. The book also includes a question-and-answer section, in which Steve explores some of the toughest dating issues. To understand Steve is to understand the Bad Boy, and that will take you a long way in understanding all men. Find out how much more fun dating can be when you get the upper hand on Bad Boys . . . for good.

Author Steve Santagati
Isbn 0307394239
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2007-05-29
Pages 304
Language English
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Love is one of our strongest biological drives, but it can be frustratingly elusive and misunderstood. Music, literature, and movies are filled with common folklore about love and millions of TV viewers tune in to shows like The Bachelor and read the latest relationship tome with one simple hope: to uncover some nugget of mystic wisdom that will help them understand the exciting, addictive, insane experience called 'love'. Men Chase, Women Choose, is the first book to offer cutting-edge research that explains how the brain works when two people first meet, start to date, fall in love, and then move into long-term, real love. Maslar's unique approach brings together the latest and most relevant neurological, physiological, and biochemical research on the science of love while incorporating stories and examples of composite characters based on participants of her popular classes and seminars. She explains that 'love' is actually neural activity as well as the presence or absence of certain neurotransmitters that bathe the brain, and it follows a precisely timed path of four, easy-to-understand phases: the exciting norepinephrine-charged meeting phase; the addictive dopamine dating phase; the insane falling-in-love and losing your mind phase; and finally, the safe, warm and wonderful, true, long-term love phase. For the past decade Maslar has made it her mission to learn all she can about the science behind falling in love, including its evolutionary benefits. Her goal—and the purpose of this book—is to help men and women find and maintain love by understanding and applying the science behind it. The bottom line? We actually can have long-lasting, nourishing, exciting, passionate love with little or no risk!

Author Dawn Maslar
Isbn 0757319262
Genre Self-Help
Year 2016-10-18
Pages 264
Language English
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LOOK, MAYBE YOU’RE A NICE GIRL, but we’re guessing you’re more like us or you probably wouldn’t have picked up this book. Not that we have a problem with girls who are nice people. But being nice is just not the way to get what you want. And this book is about getting what you want. Not in like a finding happiness, giving back to the world, being grateful for what you have sort of way. But in a ruling your world, being the most desired, powerful badass in the room way, so you can come out on top of any situation: guys, career, friends, enemies, whatever. How does a betch make that happen? Here are some highlights: DON’T BE EASY. DON’T BE POOR. DON’T BE UGLY. We didn’t come up with these life lessons. We’re just the ones who wrote it all down. This is not self-help. Self-help is for fat people and divorcées. This is how to deal with your problems when you have no problems. You’re welcome.

Author Betches
Isbn 145168777X
Genre Humor
Year 2013-03-12
Pages 336
Language English
File format PDF

Passport Cutty, the blogger, traveler, and unconventional life coach to people all across the world, follows up her debut book and returns with an enhanced edition, The M In Man Is For Money: Reloaded. The book takes you on a journey through a rinse cycle of serial dating and personal struggles as you read how Ms. Cutty searches for and finds her purpose. Along the way, you’ll learn how to handle men concerning money while dating, living together, or just plain having a pecuniary relationship. She offers tips on conditioning men to foot the dinner bill to the household bills. You’ll gain explicit advice on which men to avoid, which men to maximize and which men to never get serious with. Passport Cutty shares her stumbles and mistakes so the reader can learn from and identify with her failures. Her honesty and authenticity will amaze you. This book is a guaranteed way to get reassured, enlightened, and learn more about your relationships with men and money.

Author Passport Cutty
Isbn
Genre Young Adult Nonfiction
Year 2019-05-11
Pages 278
Language English
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He’s Just Not That Into You—based on a popular episode of Sex and the City—is tough love advice for otherwise smart women on how to tell when a guy just doesn’t like them enough, so they can stop wasting time making excuses for a dead-end relationship. It’s the best relationship advice you’ll ever receive. For ages, women have come together over coffee, cocktails, or late-night phone chats to analyze the puzzling behavior of men. He’s afraid to get hurt again. Maybe he doesn’t want to ruin the friendship. Maybe he’s intimidated by me. He just got out of a relationship. Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo are here to say that—despite good intentions—you’re wasting your time. Men are not complicated, although they’d like you to think they are. And there are no mixed messages. The truth may be, He’s just not that into you. Unfortunately, guys are too terrified to ever directly tell a woman, “You're not the one.” But their actions absolutely show how they feel. Reexamining familiar scenarios and classic mindsets that keep us in unsatisfying relationships, Behrendt and Tuccillo’s wise and wry understanding of the sexes spares women hours of waiting by the phone, obsessing over the details with sympathetic girlfriends, and hoping his mixed messages really mean, “I’m in love with you and want to be with you.” He’s Just Not That Into You is provocative, hilarious, and, above all, intoxicatingly liberating. It deserves a place on every woman’s night table. It knows you’re a beautiful, smart, funny woman who deserves better. The next time you feel the need to start “figuring him out,” consider the glorious thought that maybe, He’s just not that into you. And then set yourself loose to go find the one who is.

Author Greg Behrendt,Liz Tuccillo
Isbn 1416905782
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2004-10-07
Pages 176
Language English
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A bitingly funny field guide to modern love from the woman who's dated them all. Through highly relatable anecdotes from a decade of dating, Twenty Guys You Date in Your Twenties dives into the joys, frustrations, and hilarity of swiping right on relationships. After a world-shattering breakup in her early twenties, comedian Gabi Conti logged thousands of hours on dating apps, conducting research and gathering intel on our behalf. Real and relatable, this dating guide is laugh-out-loud funny without being prescriptive or cynical. • Each chapter focuses on a different type of guy and offers advice on how to deal, from The Guy Who's Great on Paper to The Guy Who Texts "sup" at 2 a.m. • Includes charts, quizzes, and "Boy Bingo" • Captures the frustrations, heartache, and hilarity of Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, OkCupid, and all other online dating apps For the modern, app-using woman, this hilarious dating guide profiles 20 stereotypical men, from their physical appearance and dating style to red flags, tips, and success stories. Filled with charts and quizzes, hysterical anecdotes, and helpful insight from therapists and dating coaches, these pages offer advice and humor in equal measure. • Offers sincere advice to cope with dating app horror stories • Great for fans of How to Date Men When You Hate Men by Blythe Roberson, Bye Felipe: Disses, Dick Pics, and Other Delights of Modern Dating by Alexandra Tweten and HEY, U UP? (For a Serious Relationship) by Emily Axford and Brian Murphy

Author Gabi Conti
Isbn 1452179891
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2020-05-26
Pages 144
Language English
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內容簡介 融合歷史、回憶錄及報導文學的形式, 以探險小說筆觸,引領我們進入聖戰世界。 「若真想理解二十一世紀西方世界面臨的危機, 請從本書開始。」 ──普立茲獎得主 喬比.渥瑞克(Joby Warrick)盛讚此書 ※《華盛頓郵報》、《出版者周刊》年度 10 大好書 ※ 來自西方世界的女性穆斯林記者, 紀實報導聖戰世界的究極力作。梅科涅特帶著無以倫比的勇氣與智慧, 直探伊斯蘭的根源核心。 其機智、聰敏、堅韌不懈和克服困境的精神, 深深打動讀者。 她被要求必須獨自赴約, 甚至不能攜任何證件、手機或錄音器材與錢包…… 為了第一線採訪與真實接觸的機會, 藉由這部報導文學回顧生命中的驚險歷程, 她呈現給世人一部無比珍貴的作品! 作者是美國《華盛頓郵報》記者,也曾替《紐約時報》工作,她是穆斯林第二代移民,在德國成長、接受教育。特殊的身分也讓她始終致力於讓所處的兩個世界──穆斯林與西方能和諧共處,或開啟更多對話的可能。由此之故,她決定獨闖險地,並說服幾位向來拒絕與西方記者往來的頭號通緝人物,願破例接受她的採訪。她不畏生命威脅,與蓋達組織、塔利班、伊斯蘭國及其分枝的重要領袖聯繫。每當受訪者要求她得獨自赴約,她都無法預知將面臨何種挑戰。這本書可說是她以驚險的採訪生涯和生命歷程所寫成的深刻報導,不僅動人而且真實,也為難解的全球世局與危機,開啟前所未有的新視野。 從九一一事件策劃者發跡的德國社區,以及遜尼派和什葉派爆發衝突的伊拉克社區出發,接著來到伊斯蘭國紮根的土耳其與敘利亞國界。她記下自己在中東和北非地區採訪時,被情報單位逮捕的驚悚過程,也揭露「阿拉伯之春」看似光明其實背後複雜的情勢。而後她回到歐洲,先是到英國,以調查惡名昭彰的伊斯蘭國劊子手聖戰士約翰的真實身分,再造訪法國、比利時,又回到自己土生土長的德國,探究被恐懼籠罩的西方文明社會。 蘇雅德.梅科涅特以犀利的文筆,記下自己所經歷的蛻變之旅,也讓讀者得以窺探那些聳動新聞標題背後隱藏的真相。 各方好評 •阿潑(轉角國際專欄作家)、陳玉慧(作家)、楊智強(獨立記者) 誠摯推薦 「這世間沒有真相,只有多靠近真相;而她致力於貼近真相。」——陳玉慧 •Amazon 讀者★★★★★推薦 •各大媒體《華盛頓郵報》、《紐約時報》、《經濟學人》、《出版者周刊》等推薦 「蘇雅德.梅科涅特的傑出回憶錄具有兩種層次。其一,身為德國穆斯林移民第二代的她,努力替兩個文化找出和諧共處的解方。其二,身為記者的她大膽無懼,調查許多近幾年的重大危險事件,並得以親自採訪聖戰組織高層領導人,令其他記者望塵莫及。這兩個屬於梅科涅特的特質,匯聚成這部令人懾服的傑作。」——彼得.卑爾根(Peter Bergen),《聖戰美國:這些土生土長的美籍恐怖份子是誰?如何阻止他們?》(United States of Jihad: Who Are American’s Homegrown Terrorists and How Do We Stop Them?)作者 「作者在這本書中,用迷人的敘述,引人入勝地融合歷史、回憶錄及報導文學的形式,敘說由於她兼具記者及穆斯林的身分,得以在歐洲、中東及北非各地執行任務,及過程中所遭遇到的親身經歷。」 ——《出版者周刊》(Publishers Weekly) 「這本關於中東與北非地區聖戰網絡的報導文學╱回憶錄令人入迷,也時而讓人震驚。梅科涅特以獨到的觀點,帶出恐怖組織暴力行徑在當前所造成的危機,並不時深入提出質疑。」——《紐約時報》(The New York Times) 「這絕對是一本重要之作……再也沒有比梅科涅特更適合處理此議題的記者。勇敢、機智、聰敏、堅韌不懈,用這些詞來形容她,絕不為過。」——《華盛頓郵報》(The Washington Post) 「這本書跳脫報導文學,具有許多令人激賞之處。作者身為穆斯林女性,致力撥開極端分子的神秘面紗,試圖看清這些扼殺信仰原意的人究竟是什麼模樣,並將報導呈現給自己所屬的西方國度,讓對聖戰組織百思不解的人明白其動機與思維。……梅科涅特是用智慧在觀察這個世界。」——《經濟學人》(The Economist) 「扣人心弦、令人不忍釋卷。……此書居中斡旋,試圖替長年來誤解彼此的文化族群解開心結。」——《芝加哥書評》(Chicago Review of Books) 「這本書不僅敘事流暢,更是一本探討我們這個時代的重要著作。具有聰穎天資的作者帶著勇氣,直探極端伊斯蘭主義的根源核心。蘇雅德.梅科涅特甘冒風險,勇於挑戰敏感議題,更將自身背景帶入敘事,造就這部令人難以忘懷、廢寢忘食的作品。若真想理解二十一世紀西方世界面臨的危機,請從本書開始。」——喬比.渥瑞克(Joby Warrick),普立茲獎得獎作品《黑色旗幟:伊斯蘭國的崛起》(Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS)作者 「這部作品如同一部探險小說,帶我們進入穆斯林世界的核心。梅科涅特是來自西方世界的女性穆斯林記者,但她所能掌握的訊息與情報卻是多數記者所不能及。藉由她的雙眼,我們看到恐怖主義的發展過程,更了解到這是一場兩敗俱傷的戰爭。她的洞見犀利,也同時帶有深刻的智慧,正是現今社會迫切需要的聲音。」——潔西卡.斯特恩(Jessica Stern),《伊斯蘭國:恐懼之地》(ISIS: The State of Terror)合著者

Author 蘇雅德.梅科涅特(Souad Mekhennet)著,溫澤元譯
Isbn 9570531932
Genre Fiction
Year 2019-03-01
Pages N.A
Language English
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