10 New Books to Change the Way We Look at Our Bodies

Apr 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. ET
Covers of books about bodies
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1 /11: 'My Body, My Words: a collection of bodies'

1/11 :'My Body, My Words: a collection of bodies'

2 /11: 'This Is How I Save My Life: From California to India, a True Story Of Finding Everything When You Are Willing To Try Anything'

2/11 :'This Is How I Save My Life: From California to India, a True Story Of Finding Everything When You Are Willing To Try Anything'

3 /11: 'Written on the Body: Letters from Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence'

3/11 :'Written on the Body: Letters from Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence'

4 /11: 'Synonyms for (OTHER) Bodies'

4/11 :'Synonyms for (OTHER) Bodies'

5 /11: 'For Single Mothers Working as Train Conductors'

5/11 :'For Single Mothers Working as Train Conductors'

For Single Mothers Working as Train Conductors, Laura Esther Wolfson’s award-winning literary debut, is a dazzling portrait of love and illness. Wolfson reflects on the challenges of failed relationships, jobs and her battle with a degenerative lung disease. In “Proust at Rush Hour,” when Wolfson’s lungs begin to collapse, requiring her to leave her career as a globetrotting interpreter, she consoles herself through reading Proust.

For Single Mothers Working as Train Conductors chronicles giving away her diaphragm and tubes of spermicidal jelly to a woman in the Soviet Union who needed these items more than she did. Transporting readers with her on her journeys through Paris, the Republic of Georgia, upstate New York, the Upper West Side and to the United Nations, Wolfson’s story of failures is relatable and illuminating, lingering in the mind after the final page.

For Single Mothers Working as Train Conductors, $19.95 at Barnes & Noble

6 /11: 'Heart Berries'

6/11 :'Heart Berries'

7 /11: 'Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture'

7/11 :'Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture'

8 /11: 'Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women's Pain'

8/11 :'Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women's Pain'

9 /11: 'Red Mother'

9/11 :'Red Mother'

10 /11: Feast: True Love in and Out of the Kitchen

10/11 :Feast: True Love in and Out of the Kitchen

11 /11: Pin It!

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11/11 :Pin It!