Biographies, Memoirs, Letters


With the semester approaching its end, transitions abound, deadlines near, and tensions can rise. Prepare for those inevitable tough moments by building strategies to manage stress in your daily life.  Our stress awareness book display offers a variety of techniques to try on for size.

Yoga and Meditation

Relaxing the body and mind, bringing your attention to one thing at a time, and putting aside external stimulants for just a few moments a day are widely recognized ways to greatly reduce stress and improve overall health.  Explore these topics further:

 

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Affirmations

The Stress Survival Kit for College Students is packed with affirmations that you can practice, such as:

I am confident

I expect only the best outcomes

I am healthy, happy and balanced

Every day in every way I become more successful

Humor and Laughter

Learn how good humor and a hearty belly laugh can reduce stress and rejuvenate the spirit.  Or skip to the punch line and pick up one of these entertaining reads from our book display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do you de-stress?

A rich and diverse display exploring women’s impact on the world of art, music, and literature. Here is a sample of what you’ll find.

By Hillary L. Shute

Format: print

Take the Hillary Shute Quiz

Hillary Shute’s Faculty Profile at University of Chicago

Publisher Description
Some of the most acclaimed books of the twenty-first century are autobiographical comics by women…Hillary L. Chute explores their verbal and visual techniques, which have transformed autobiographical narrative and contemporary comics. Read more…

By Edna O’Brien

Format: print

Seeking the Ardent Life, Finding It and Sharing It (from the New York Times)

“Country Girl” Edna O’Brien On A Lifetime Of Lit, Loneliness And Love (from National Public Radio)

Publisher Description
When Edna O’Brien’s first novel, The Country Girls, was published in 1960, it so scandalized the O’Briens’ local parish that the book was burned by its priest. O’Brien was undeterred and has since created a body of work that bears comparison with the best writing of the twentieth century. Read more…

By Susan Hamilton

Format: print

Author’s Website

Author’s Description
Hit Woman is the story of Susan Hamilton’s wildly improbable life: from early days as a child prodigy and actor, through heady success on the concert stage, in the boardrooms of Madison Ave. and over the talkback microphones of recording studios all over the world. This personal and most intimate tale is spun in a voice that is fresh, funnier than hell, and always unflinchingly candid — even in the face of heartbreaking tragedy and more than one wrenching life/love setback… Read more…

The history of women in the workplace is long and storied. These titles and more are now on display and available to borrow.

By Sheryl Sandberg

Format: print

LeanIn.org
Supporting women in the workplace through community, education, and circles.

NPR Interviews Offering Two Perspectives:
Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Explains What’s Holding Women Back
Lean In: Not Much of a Manifesto But Still a Win for Women

Publisher Description
In Lean In, [Sandberg] shares her personal stories, uses research to shine a light on gender differences, and offers practical advice to help women achieve their goals. The book challenges us to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what we can do, and serves as a rallying cry for us to work together to create a more equal world….. Read more…

By Lynn Povich

Format: print

“Good Girls” Fight to be Journalists (from the New York Times)

“Good Girls Revolt” Story of a Newsroom Uprising (from National Public Radio)

Interview with the Author (from The Daily Beast)

Publisher Description
On March 16, 1970, the day Newsweek published a cover story on the fledgling feminist movement entitled “Women in Revolt,” forty-six Newsweek women charged the magazine with discrimination in hiring and promotion. It was the first female class action lawsuit––the first by women journalists––and it inspired other women in the media to quickly follow suit… Read more…

By Ruth Rosen

Format: print

The Feminist Mystique (from the New York Times)

Author’s Website

Book Discussion with the Author (46:29 via CSPAN)

Publisher Description
In this enthralling narrative-the first of its kind-historian and journalist Ruth Rosen chronicles the history of the American women’s movement from its beginnings in the 1960s to the present. Interweaving the personal with the political, she vividly evokes the events and people who participated in our era’s most far-reaching social revolution. Rosen’s fresh look … Read more…

Mitchell College Library and Information Services is celebrating the First Year College Common Read, This I Believe.  This special edition BOOKlights and the accompanying display on the upper level of the Library features a collection of personal essays and memoires including contributions from the Mitchell Community.  If you would like to submit your own personal essay to be added to this blog, please email it to askLIS@mitchell.edu.

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