Books for Zebras

A curated selection for attendees of Dazzlecon 2017, and anyone else who's building a feminist business with the long view and big picture in mind.

Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered

Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered

by E. F. Schumacher

Hailed as an “eco-bible” by Time magazine, E.F. Schumacher’s riveting, richly researched statement on …

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Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist

Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist

by Kate Raworth

Economics is the mother tongue of public policy. It dominates our decision-making for the future, guides …

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Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds

by Adrienne Maree Brown

Inspired by Octavia Butler's explorations of our human relationship to change, Emergent Strategy is radical …

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Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update

Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update

by Donella Meadows, Dennis Meadows and Jorgen Randers

In 1972, three scientists from MIT created a computer model that analyzed global resource consumption and …

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Punk Rock Entrepreneur: Running a Business Without Losing Your Values

Punk Rock Entrepreneur: Running a Business Without Losing Your Values

by Caroline Moore

Do you have an idea for something that you want to share with the world but don’t know where to start? Want to …

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The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World

The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World

by Nilofer Merchant

If you’re like most people, you wish you had the ability to make a difference, but you don’t have the …

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Rework

Rework

by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Most business books give you the same old advice: Write a business plan, study the competition, seek investors, yadda …

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Drive

Drive

by Daniel H. Pink

What motivates you? Most people would say 'money', but that's not what science says. In this book, Daniel H. Pink takes …

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Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals

Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals

by Saul D. Alinsky

First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect …

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Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life and Business with Asperger's

Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life and Business with Asperger's

by Joe Biel, Joyce Brabner and Sander Hicks

The history of Microcosm Publishing, from its origins as a record label and zine distro in Joe Biel's bedroom …

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Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism

Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism

by Richard Wolff

How do we escape from the death spiral of late-stage capitalism? Richard D. Wolff has laid out a vision of how to make …

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The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture

The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture

by Wendell Berry

Since its publication by Sierra Club Books in 1977, The Unsettling of America has been recognized as a classic of …

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It All Turns on Affection: The Jefferson Lecture and Other Essays

It All Turns on Affection: The Jefferson Lecture and Other Essays

by Wendell Berry

When he accepted the invitation to deliver The Jefferson Lecture—our nation’s highest honor for distinguished …

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We Should All Be Feminists

We Should All Be Feminists

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The word "feminist" has a lot of negative stigmas these days. In We Should All Be Feminists—adapted …

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Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to …

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Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate …

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Systems Thinking For Social Change

Systems Thinking For Social Change

by David Peter Stroh

Donors, leaders of nonprofits, and public policy makers usually have the best of intentions to serve society and …

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From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Ever since Ferguson, political discourse in America has changed completely. Since then, police murders of Black people …

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Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

by Adam Grant

With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself …

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Post-Structuralist Vulva Coloring Book

Post-Structuralist Vulva Coloring Book

by Elly Blue and Meggyn Pomerleau

Vulvas are too often either crudely objectified or shrouded in mystery. No longer! The Post-Structuralist Vulva …

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How to Sit (Mindfulness Essentials)

How to Sit (Mindfulness Essentials)

by Thich Nhat Hanh

I really get a lot out of this series. Each page has just a couple of sentences, each with a basic action or reminder, …

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How to Love (Mindfulness Essentials)

How to Love (Mindfulness Essentials)

by Thich Nhat Hanh

How to Love is the third title in Parallax’s Mindfulness Essentials Series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich …

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How to Walk (Mindfulness Essentials)

How to Walk (Mindfulness Essentials)

by Thich Nhat Hanh

How to Walk is the fourth title in Parallax’s popular Mindfulness Essentials Series of how-to titles by Zen …

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How to Eat (Mindfulness Essentials)

How to Eat (Mindfulness Essentials)

by Thich Nhat Hanh

Yeah, so food. It's complicated. If you struggle with eating—too much, not enough, allergic to everything, …

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Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

by Adam Grant

For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in …

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Black History for Beginners

Black History for Beginners

by Denise Dennis, For Beginners and Susan Willmarth

Here is a reprint of one of the most popular Beginners books. Covering a rich history often ignored, Denise Dennis …

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Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save The Economy (Updated and Expanded)

Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save The Economy (Updated and Expanded)

by Elly Blue

Now updated and expanded with new angles on social justice! Elly Blue's Bikenomics provides a surprising and …

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Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution

Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution

by Andrew Boyd

Beautiful Trouble brings together dozens of seasoned artists and activists from around the world to distill their …

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Unfuck Your Brain: Using Science to Get Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-outs, and Triggers

Unfuck Your Brain: Using Science to Get Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-outs, and Triggers

by Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN

Did you know that there's a workbook to go with this book? Well, there is!Our brains are doing our best to help us …

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Unfuck Your Brain Workbook

Unfuck Your Brain Workbook

by Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN

Learn to name your feelings, evaluate your reactions, discover your triggers, recognize your successes, and plan your …

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Unfuck Your Habitat: You're Better Than Your Mess

Unfuck Your Habitat: You're Better Than Your Mess

by Rachel Hoffman

Finally, a housekeeping and organizational system developed for those of us who'd describe our current living …

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Boss Babes: A Coloring & Activity Book for Grown-ups

Boss Babes: A Coloring & Activity Book for Grown-ups

by Michelle Volansky

Here it is, the grown-up coloring book of badass female role models. This book is full of pop-culture icons like …

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Strong is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves

Strong is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves

by Kate Parker

The fact that I even have to tag this as "Feminism" is a little absurd. It's 2017 folks! It shouldn't be this radical …

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Rad American Women A-Z Postcards

Rad American Women A-Z Postcards

by Miriam Klein Stahl and Kate Schatz

This small book of postcards includes 26 portraits of women initially written about in "Rad American Women A-Z." So if …

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Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!

Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!

by Miriam Klein Stahl and Kate Schatz

A is for Angela Davis; iconic political activist. B is for Billie Jean King, who shattered the glass ceiling of sports; …

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Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History

Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History

by Miriam Klein Stahl and Kate Schatz

Rad Women Worldwide tells fresh, engaging, and inspiring tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well …

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Cats I've Known: On Love, Loss, and Being Graciously Ignored

Cats I've Known: On Love, Loss, and Being Graciously Ignored

by Katie Haegele

From deep friendships to brief encounters, this is the story of the cats in Katie Haegele's life, or rather the …

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Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

by Brene Brown

Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and …

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Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

by Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes has created, written, and produced hit television shows like Grey's Anatomy and Scandal. She is …

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A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

by Rebecca Solnit

Most of us probably think of disasters as times when social order breaks down, when neighbors turn on each other, when …

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Men Explain Things to Me

Men Explain Things to Me

by Rebecca Solnit

In her comic, scathingly honest essay, “Men Explain Things to Me,” Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes …

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Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

by Rebecca Solnit

In Hope in the Dark, Solnit retreads past successes in order to recreate hope in the seemingly hopeless future. (The …

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Mother of All Questions: Further Reports from the Feminist Revolutions

Mother of All Questions: Further Reports from the Feminist Revolutions

by Rebecca Solnit

In a timely follow-up to her national bestseller Men Explain Things to Me, Rebecca Solnit offers indispensable …

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All About Love: New Visions

All About Love: New Visions

by Bell Hooks

"The word "love" is most often defined as a noun, yet...we would all love better if we used it as a …

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In-N-Out Burger: A Behind-the-Counter Look at the Fast-Food Chain That Breaks All the Rules

In-N-Out Burger: A Behind-the-Counter Look at the Fast-Food Chain That Breaks All the Rules

by Stacy Perman

With In-N-Out Burger, BusinessWeek writer Stacy Perman presents a chronicle of how a family-run California hamburger …

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The Trouble With Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time

The Trouble With Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time

by Brooke Gladstone

"Fake news." "Alternative facts." How did we get to this point where Sean Spicer can stand on the …

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This Is How We Rise: Reach Your Highest Potential, Empower Women, Lead Change in the World

This Is How We Rise: Reach Your Highest Potential, Empower Women, Lead Change in the World

by Claudia Chan

We live in a time of unprecedented opportunity for women. Yet despite centuries of progress, true equality remains …

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Parecon: Life After Capitalism

Parecon: Life After Capitalism

by Michael Albert

"What do you want?" is a constant query put to economic and globalization activists. In yet another volume, Albert …

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Be Here Now

Be Here Now

by Ram Dass

One man's transformation upon his acceptance of the principles of Yoga and gives a modern restatement of the …

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Feminist Economics: how the man tries to keep us down

Feminist Economics: how the man tries to keep us down

by Sadie Sigford

Ever wondered why women statistically earn less than men, on average? Ever wondered where that started? Well, this …

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Owning the Means of Production: Pocket Lessons for Your Own Worker Co-op!

Owning the Means of Production: Pocket Lessons for Your Own Worker Co-op!

by Allen Killian-Moore

If you are interested in starting a worker-cooperative, learn about the story of Jefferson People's House, a …

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Six Days in Cincinnati: A Graphic Account of the Riots That Shook the Nation a Decade Before Black Lives Matter

Six Days in Cincinnati: A Graphic Account of the Riots That Shook the Nation a Decade Before Black Lives Matter

by Dan Méndez Moore

This is the graphic history of the 2001 Cincinnati riots, told for the first time from the perspective of the …

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Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution

Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution

by Julia Alekseyeva

Soviet Daughter provides a window into the life of a rebellious, independent woman coming of age in the USSR, and the …

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Threadbare: Clothes, Sex, and Trafficking

Threadbare: Clothes, Sex, and Trafficking

by Leela Corman, Delia Jean, The Ladydrawers, Melissa Mendes and Anne Elizabeth Moore

Ever wondered who makes your clothes? Who sells them? How much they get paid? How the fashion and sex industries are …

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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

by Gabor Mate

Based on Gabor Maté’s two decades of experience as a medical doctor and his groundbreaking work with the …

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Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence

Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence

by Lisa Cron

Imagine knowing what the brain craves from every tale it encounters, what fuels the success of any great story, and …

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How to Become a Famous Writer Before You're Dead: Your Words in Print and Your Name in Lights

How to Become a Famous Writer Before You're Dead: Your Words in Print and Your Name in Lights

by Ariel Gore

Sadly, brilliant writing and clever wordplay do not a published author make.True, you do actually have to write if you …

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Drink More Water - Be More Honest: 30 Lessons From My 20s

Drink More Water - Be More Honest: 30 Lessons From My 20s

by Sarah Mirk

Sarah Mirk shares the most important things she learned in her twenties, from the basics like flossing and buying a …

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Woke Parenting #1: Doing our Best to Raise Intersectional Feminist, Empathic, Engaged, and Generally Non-Shitty Kids

Woke Parenting #1: Doing our Best to Raise Intersectional Feminist, Empathic, Engaged, and Generally Non-Shitty Kids

by Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN, Bonnie Scott, MS, MA and LPC

Got kids in your life? This zine is full of helpful wisdom about raising them to be socially aware, respectful of …

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Getting Over it: When Other People are Total Assholes or You're Just Tired of Your Own Bullshit

Getting Over it: When Other People are Total Assholes or You're Just Tired of Your Own Bullshit

by Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN

Is it time to get over it? You know, whatever the thing is that's got its claws in you—family stuff, …

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Boundaries: Say “No” and Take Control of Your Life (Even if You're Conflict Avoidant)

Boundaries: Say “No” and Take Control of Your Life (Even if You're Conflict Avoidant)

by Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN

"Can you just imagine how different the world would be if we taught children about boundaries? To consider the …

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Stressed & Overwhelmed: Good Habits for the Exhausted Overachiever

Stressed & Overwhelmed: Good Habits for the Exhausted Overachiever

by Elly Blue

If you're the sort of person who takes on every project and responsibility until suddenly it's one thing too …

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How to be More Creative, More Often, Even if you Have a Job, Responsibilities, and Need More than Three Hours of Sleep Each Night

How to be More Creative, More Often, Even if you Have a Job, Responsibilities, and Need More than Three Hours of Sleep Each Night

by Breanne Boland

"When people ask me what I do, I can say I'm a writer and an artist without feeling like a fraud—even though that's …

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How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity: A Guide to Financial Freedom

How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity: A Guide to Financial Freedom

by Patricia Carlin and Dustin Fenstermacher

The Internet offers an unprecedented opportunity for cats to become superstar “personalities.” These feline …

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