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If you think the tech industry is male-dominated today, consider what it must have been like to move to San Francisco in the 1970s to work as a computer programmer. Life in Code is an eloquently-written book of essays that has Ullman recounting memories of being the only woman in her field. Along the way, she injects plenty of wit, knowledge, and predictions on where she sees technology headed in the next 20 years.
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HRC was the first woman presidential candidate to be nominated by a major political party in U.S. But her gender, despite her years of experience, was her ultimate downfall. Clinton faced unspeakable sexism during her campaign. The proof? Her opponent, a misogynistic reality TV personality, was the one who won the presidency. To say this memoir is emotionally wrought is an understatement. But its existence is astounding. It will inspire young women to pursue careers in politics and advocate for change for generations.
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In Morrison's most personal work to date, the celebrated novelist looks inward to explore the themes that have recurred throughout her entire literary career: racism, black identity, politics, American history. She not only paved the way for contemporary women writers to explore challenging ideas, but she's been at the forefront for black writers as well. These essays, based on her Harvard lectures, allow readers to further deconstruct racism and examine its lasting effect in culture.
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