NIU Women's Studies Library Resource List

Autobiography & Biography:

Andrews Lynn V. Medicine Woman. New York: Harper & Row, 1981.

Andrews, Lynn V. Flight of the Seventh Moon: The Teaching of the Shields. New York: Harper & Row, 1984.

Andrews, Lynn V. Jaguar Woman and the Wisdom of the Butterfly Tree. New York: Harper & Row, 1985.

Angelou, Maya. Gather Together in My Name. New York: Random House, 1974.

Bingham, Sallie. Passion and Prejudice: A Family Memoir. New York: Applause Books, 1989.

Bird, Caroline. Enterprising Women. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1976.

Brown, Elaine. A Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story. New York: Anchor Books, 1992.

Burns, Edward, ed. Letters of Alice B. Toklas: Staying on Alone. New York: Vintage Books, 1975.

Butscher, Edward. Sylvia Plath: Method and Madness. New York: Pocket Book, 1977.

Chernin, Kim. In My Mother’s House: A Daughter’s Story. New York: Haerper Colophon Books, 1983.

Christ, Carol P. Laughter of Aphrodite: Reflections on a Journey to the Goddess. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987.

Cody, John. After Great Pain: The Inner Life of Emily Dickinson. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971.

Cook, Blanche Wiesen. Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume One, 1884-1933. New York, NY: Viking, 1992.

Cott, Nancy F., ed. Root of Bitterness: Documents of the Social History of American Women. New York, NY: E.P. Dutton, 1972.

Cornelisen, Ann. Women of the Shadows: A Study of the Wives and Mothers of Southern Italy. New York: Vintage Books, 1977.

Craft, Christine. An Anchorwoman’s Story. Santa Barbara: Capra, 1986.

Dash, Leon. Rosa Lee: A Mother and Her Family in Urban America. New York: Plume, 1997.

de Beauvoir, Simone. Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter. New York: Harper & Row, 1958.

de Beauvoir, Simone. The Prime of Life. New York: Lancer Books, 1952.

DeVeaux, Alexis. Don’t Explain: A Song of Billie Holiday. New York: Writers & Readers Publishing, 1988.

di Prima, Diane. Recollections of My Life as a Woman, The New York Years. New York: Viking, 2001.

Dickson, Katherine. Diary For a Daughter: August 1969- August 1970. Momence: Replica Books, 2006.

Drachman, Virginia G. Enterprising Women: 250 Years of American Business. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.

Duncan, Isadora. My Life. New York: Liveright Publishing, 1996.

Fannin, Alice, et al. Woman: An Affirmation. Lexington: D.C. Heath & Co., 1979.

Farrow, Mia. What Falls Away, A Memoir. New York: Nan A. Talese, 1997.

Field, Joanna. On Not Being Able to Paint. Los Angeles: J.P. Tarcher, 1957.

Flannery, Sarah. In Code: A Mathematical Journey. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2001.

Friday, Nancy. My Mother, Myself: The Daughter’s Search for Identity. New York: Delacorte Press, 1997.

Friedan, Betty. It Changed My Life: Writings on the Women’s Movement. New York: Random House, 1976.

Goldman, Emma. Living My Life: The magnificent autobiography of America’s most famous anarchist. Richard and Anna Maria Drinnon, eds. Abridged Ed. New York: Meridian, 1977.

Goodall, Jane. Through a Window: My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1990.

Gornick, Vivian. Women in Science: Portraits from a World in Transition. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1983.

Haizlip, Shirlee Taylor. The Sweeter the Juice: A Family Memoir in Black and White. New York, NY: Touchstone, 1994.

Halberstam, David. Ho. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987.

Hampl, Patricia. A Romantic Education. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992.

Hays, Elinor Rice. Lucy Stone: One of America’s First and Greatest Feminists. New York, NY: Tower Publications, Inc., 1961.

H.D. HERmione. New York, NY: New Directions, 1981.

Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki and James D. Houston. Farewell to Manzanar: A true story of Japanese American experience during and after the World War II internment. New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1974.

Jaget, Claude, ed. Prostitutes, Our Life. Bristol, England: Falling Wall Press, 1980.

Jelinek, Estelle C. Women’s Autobiography: Essays in Criticism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1980.

Johnson, Thomas H., ed. Emily Dickinson: Selected Letters. Rpt. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 1971.

Kaplan, Cora. Sea Changes: Culture and Feminism. London, England: Verso, 1986.

Kassindja, Fauziya, and Layli Miller Bashir. Do They Hear You When You Cry? New York, NY: Delacorte Press, 1998.

Kramer, Sydelle and Jenny Masur, eds. Jewish Grandmothers. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1976.

Krause, Corrine Azen. Grandmothers, Mothers and Daughters: An Oral History Study Of Ethnicity, Mental Health, and Continuity of Three Generations of Jewish, Italian, and Slavic-American Women. New York, NY: Institute on Pluralism and Group Identity, 1978.

Kroeger, Brooke. Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist. New York, NY: Times Books, 1994.

LeVeness, Frank P. and Jane P. Sweeney, eds. Women Leaders in Contemporary U.S. Politics. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1987.

Loos, Anita. Kiss Hollywood Good-By. New York, NY: Viking, 1974.

Lynn, Andrea. Shadow Lovers: The Last Affairs of H. G. Wells. Cambridge, MA: Westview Press, 2001.

Mahoney, Irene. Madame Catherine: Matriarch, mother of kings, mistress to an era—the life of Catherine de Medici. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc., 1975.

Mairs, Nancy. Plain Text, Deciphering a Woman’s Life. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1986.

Margolies-Mezvinksy, Marjorie. A Women’s Place: The Freshmen Women Who Changed the Face of Congress. New York, NY: Crown Publishers, 1994.

Markham, Beryl. West with the Night. San Francisco, CA: North Point Press, 1983.

McCarthy, Abigail. Private Faces/Public Places. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1972.

McNaron, Toni A. H. Poisoned Ivy: Lesbian and Gay Academics Confronting Homophobia. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1997.

Meir, Golda. My Life. New York, NY: Dell Publishing, 1975.

Menchú, Rigoberta. I…Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala. Translated by Ann Wright. New York: Alpine, 1984.

Méndez-Negrete, Josi. Las hijas de Juan: Daughters Betrayed. San José, CA: Chusma House, 2002.

Merriam, Eve. Growing Up Female in America: Ten Lives. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1971.

Merryn, Erin. Living for Today, A Memoir: From Incest and Molestation to Fearlessness and Forgiveness. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, Inc., 2009.

Merryn, Erin. Stolen Innocence: Triumphing Over a Childhood Broken Abuse: A Memoir. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, Inc., 2004.

Michelson, Maureen R., ed. Women and Work: In their own words. Troutdale, OR: New Sage Press, 1994.

Miller, Leslie. Women Who Eat: A New Generation on the Glory of Food. Emeryville, CA: Seal Press, 2003.

Millett, Kate. Flying. New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 1975.

Millett, Kate. The Prostitution Papers: A Candid Dialogue. New York, NY: Avon Books, 1971.

Moody, Anne. Coming of Age in Mississippi. 1968. New York: Laurel, 1976.

Morris, Jan. Conundrum: An Extraordinary Narrative of Transsexualism. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company, 1974.

Najjar, Orayb Aref. Portraits of Palestinian Women. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press, 1992.

Norris, Kathleen. Dakota: A Spiritual Geography. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.

O’Brien, Patricia. The Woman Alone. New York, NY: Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Co., 1973.

Oppenheim, E. Jean. “Holding Up the Sky,” Women in American History: Images and Realities in the 19th Century. Experimental edition. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1983.

Owings, Alison. Frauen: German Women Recall the Third Reich. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1995.

Ozment, Steven. Magdalena and Balthasar: An Intimate Portrait of Life in 16th-Century Europe Revealed in the Letters of a Nuremberg Husband and Wife. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1989.

Pearlman, Mickey, ed. Between Friends: Writing Women Celebrate Friendship. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1994.

Pearlman, Mickey. Listen To Their Voices: Twenty Interviews with Women Who Write. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993.

Pearlman, Mickey and Katherine Usher Henderson. A Voice of One’s Own: Conversations with America’s Writing Women. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1990.

Perl, Teri. Women and Numbers: Lives of Women Mathematicians, plus Discovery Activities. San Carlos, CA: Wide World Publishing, 1993.

Perry, Linda and Patricia Geist. Courage of Conviction: Women’s Words and Women’s Wisdom. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing Company, 1997.

Pettem, Silvia. Separate Lives. Longmont, CO: The Book Lode, 1999.

Pogrebin, Letty Cottin. Deborah, Golda, and Me: Being Female and Jewish in America. New York, NY: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1991.

Pollock, Linda, ed. A Lasting Relationship: Parents and Children Over Three Centuries. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1987.

Pym, Barbara. A Very Private Eye: An Autobiography in Diaries and Letters. Edited by Hazel Holt and Hilary Pym. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1984.

Rich, Doris. Queen Bess: Daredevil Aviator. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993.

Rosen, Ruth and Sue Davidson, eds. The Maimie Papers. Bloomington: Indiana University Press and The Feminist Press, 1977.

Sander, Joelle. Before Their Time: Four Generations of Teenage Mothers. New York, NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992.

Sark. Succulent Wild Woman: Dancing with Your Wonder-full Self! New York, NY: Fireside, 1997.

Sarraute, Nathalie. Childhood. Translated by Barbara Wright. New York, NY: George Braziller, 1984.

Sarton, May. I Knew a Phoenix: Sketches for an Autobiography. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 1959.

Saxton, Martha. Louisa May: A Modern Biography of Louisa May Alcott. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977.

Scholinski, Daphne. The Last Time I Wore a Dress. New York: Riverhead Books, 1997.

Scott, Kesho. The Habit of Surviving: Black Women’s Strategies for Life. New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 1991.

Shattock, Joanne. The Oxford Guide to British Women Writers. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Spender, Dale and Lynne Spender. Scribbling Sisters. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987.

Stage, Sarah. Female Complaints: Lydia Pinkham and the Business of Women’s Medicine. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1979.

Sternburg, Janet, ed. The Writer on Her Work: Contemporary Women Writers Reflect on Their Art and Situation. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 1980.

Takahashi, Junichi. Women’s Tales of Whaling. Tokyo, Japan: Japan Whaling Association, 1988.

Taylor, Ina. Victorian Sisters: The remarkable Macdonalds and the four great men they inspire. London, England: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1987.

Taylor, J.M. Eva Perón: The Myths of a Woman. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1979.

Thompson, Karen and Julie Andrzejewski. Why Can’t Sharon Kowalski Come Home? San Francisco, CA: Spinsters/Aunt Lute, 1988.

Walker, Rebecca. Black, White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self. New York: Riverhead Books, 2001.

Ward, Martha. A Sounding of Women: Autobiographies from Unexpected Places. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 1998.

Warner, Marina. Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1981.

Weisberg, Barbara. Susan B. Anthony, Woman Suffragist. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1988.

West, Rebecca. The Fountain Overflows. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 1985.

Williams, Ellen. Harriet Monroe and the Poetry Renaissance: The First Ten Years of Poetry, 1912-22. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1977.

Williams, Kayla. Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army. New York: W.W. Norton, 2005.

Wiltz, Christine. The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld. USA: Da Capo Press, 2001.

Wolf, Beverly Hungry. The Ways of my Grandmothers. New York, NY: Quill, 1982.

Yezierska, Anzia. Bread Givers. New York, NY: Persea Books, 1975.