Ariel Levy

1 The Rules Do Not Apply

Author : Ariel Levy
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Nonfiction  Social Science  Health, Mind & Body  Psychology 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2017-03-14
Description :  <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • A gorgeous memoir about a woman overcoming dramatic loss and finding reinvention<br /><br /><b>“Cheryl Strayed meets a Nora Ephron movie. You’ll laugh, ugly cry, and finish it before the weekend’s over.”—<i>theSkimm</i></b><br /></b><br /><b>One of <i>Time</i>’s Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of the Year</b><br /><br />When Ariel Levy left for a reporting trip to Mongolia in 2012, she was pregnant, married, financially secure, and successful on her own terms. A month later, none of that was true.<br /><br /> Levy picks you up and hurls you through the story of how she built an unconventional life and then watched it fall apart with astonishing speed. Like much of her generation, she was raised to resist traditional rules—about work, about love, and about womanhood.<br /><br /> In this “deeply human and deeply moving” (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>) memoir, Levy chronicles the adventure and heartbreak of being, in her own words, “a woman who is free to do whatever she chooses.” Her story of resilience becomes an unforgettable portrait of the shifting forces in our culture, of what has changed—and of what is eternal.<br /><br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Rules Do Not Apply</i></b><br /><br />“Levy has the rare gift of seeing herself with fierce, unforgiving clarity. And she deploys prose to match, raw and agile. She plumbs the commotion deep within and takes the measure of her have-it-all generation.”<b>—<i>The Atlantic</i></b><br /><br /> “[<i>The Rules Do Not Apply</i>] is a short, sharp American memoir in the Mary Karr tradition of life-chronicling. Which is to say that Levy, like Karr, is a natural writer who is also as unsparing and bleakly hilarious as it’s possible to be about oneself. . . . I devoured her story in one sitting.”<b>—<i>Financial Times</i></b><br /><br /> “It’s an act of courage to hunt for meaning within grief, particularly if the search upends your life and shakes out the contents for all the world to sift through. Ariel Levy embarks on the hunt beautifully in her new memoir.”<b>—<i>Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /><br />“I read it in one big messy gulp, because it is beautiful and heartbreaking and unruly and real. You should preorder it immediately so you can fall into her complicated, funny, and finely wrought world as soon as humanly possible.”<b>—</b><br /><br /> “A thoroughly modern memoir, the elements of <i>The Rules Do Not Apply</i> seem plucked not from the script of <i>Girls,</i> which has also been exploring reproductive issues of late, but <i>Transparent—</i>even <i>Portlandia.</i>”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /><br /> “Frank and unflinchingly sincere . . . A gut-wrenching, emotionally charged work of soul-baring writing in the spirit of Joan Didion, Helen Macdonald, and Elizabeth Gilbert,&#xa0;<i>The Rules Do Not Apply</i>&#xa0;is a must-read for women.”<b><i>—Bustle</i></b><br /><br />“Unflinching and intimate, wrenching and revelatory, Ariel Levy’s powerful memoir about love, loss, and finding one’s way shimmers with truth and heart on every page.”<b>—Cheryl Strayed</b><br /><br /> “Every deep feeling a human is capable of will be shaken loose by this profound book. Ariel Levy has taken grief and made art out of it.”<b>—David Sedaris</b><br /><br /> “Ariel Levy is a writer of uncompromising honesty, remarkable clarity, and surprising humor gathered from the wreckage of tragedy. Her account of life doing its darnedest to topple her, and her refusal to be knocked down, will leave you shaken and inspired. I am the better for having read this book.”<b>—Lena Dunham</b>

2 Female Chauvinist Pigs

Author : Ariel Levy
Genre :  Social Science  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2005-09-13
Description :  A classic work on gender culture exploring how the women’s movement has evolved to Girls Gone Wild in a new, self-imposed chauvinism. In the tradition of Susan Faludi’s <i>Backlash</i> and Naomi Wolf’s <i>The</i> <i>Beauty</i> <i>Myth</i>, <i>New York Magazine</i> writer Ariel Levy studies the effects of modern feminism on women today.<br /><br />Meet the Female Chauvinist Pig—the new brand of “empowered woman” who wears the Playboy bunny as a talisman, bares all for Girls Gone Wild, pursues casual sex as if it were a sport, and embraces “raunch culture” wherever she finds it. If male chauvinist pigs of years past thought of women as pieces of meat, Female Chauvinist Pigs of today are doing them one better, making sex objects of other women—and of themselves. They think they’re being brave, they think they’re being funny, but in <i>Female Chauvinist Pigs</i>, Ariel Levy asks if the joke is on them.<br /><br />In her quest to uncover why this is happening, Levy interviews college women who flash for the cameras on spring break and teens raised on Paris Hilton and breast implants. She examines a culture in which every music video seems to feature a stripper on a pole, the memoirs of porn stars are climbing the bestseller lists, Olympic athletes parade their Brazilian bikini waxes in the pages of Playboy, and thongs are marketed to prepubescent girls. Levy meets the high-powered women who create raunch culture—the new oinking women warriors of the corporate and entertainment worlds who eagerly defend their efforts to be “one of the guys.” And she traces the history of this trend back to conflicts between the women’s movement and the sexual revolution long left unresolved. <br /><br />Levy pulls apart the myth of the Female Chauvinist Pig and argues that what has come to pass for liberating rebellion is actually a kind of limiting conformity. Irresistibly witty and wickedly intelligent, <i>Female Chauvinist Pigs</i> makes the case that the rise of raunch does not represent how far women have come, it only proves how far they have left to go.

3 The Best American Essays 2015

Author : Ariel Levy & Robert Atwan
Genre :  Essays  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-10-06
Description :  “Writing an essay is like catching a wave,” posits guest editor Ariel Levy. “To catch a wave, you need skill and nerve, not just moving water.”&#xa0;This year’s writers are certainly full of nerve, and have crafted a wide range of pieces awash in a diversity of moods, voices, and stances. Leaving an abusive marriage, parting with a younger self, losing your sanity to Fitbit, and even saying goodbye to a beloved pair of pants imbued with meaning are all unified by the daring of their creation. As Levy notes, “Writing around an idea you think is worthwhile—an idea you suspect is an insight—requires real audacity.”<br /> &#xa0;<i>The Best American Essays 2015</i>&#xa0;includes<br /> Hilton Als, Roger Angell, Justin Cronin, Meghan Daum, Anthony Doerr, Margo Jefferson, David Sedaris, Zadie Smith, Rebecca Solnit&#xa0;<i>and others</i>&#xa0;<br /><b>ARIEL LEVY,</b>&#xa0;guest editor, has been a staff writer at&#xa0;<i>The New Yorker</i>&#xa0;since 2008. She received the National Magazine Award for essays and criticism for her piece “Thanksgiving in Mongolia,” which she is expanding into a book for Random House.&#xa0;<i>Female Chauvinist Pigs,</i>&#xa0;Levy’s first book, has been translated into seven languages.&#xa0;She teaches at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and at Wesleyan University.<br /><br /><b>ROBERT ATWAN,&#xa0;</b>the series editor of&#xa0;<i>The Best American Essays</i>&#xa0;since its inception in 1986, has published on a wide variety of subjects, from American advertising and early photography to ancient divination and Shakespeare. His criticism, essays, humor, poetry, and fiction have appeared in numerous periodicals nationwide.

4 Chicas cerdas machistas

Author : Ariel Levy
Genre :  Social Science  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2013-01-01
Description :  En &#34;Chicas Cerdas Machistas&#34;, Ariel Levy nos lleva a través de una investigación impulsada por su propia curiosidad ante la creciente cantidad de piel que se ve a nuestros alrededores. Con un lenguaje fresco, Levy diseca la cultura procaz actual, en la que ya no son los hombres sino las mujeres las que reducen a objetos sexuales a otras mujeres, y a ellas mismas. Los testimonios que la autora presenta en el reportaje demuestran que los ídolos femeninos de la actualidad están lejos del ideal de mujer inteligente y liberada por el que abogaban las primeras feministas, y se encuentra más cercano a los estereotipos híper sexualizados de siempre. &#34;Chicas cerdas machistas&#34; dará nuevos argumentos a un tema que está lejos de ser comprendido a cabalidad.

5 Gegen alle Regeln

Author : Ariel Levy
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $19.99
Release Date :  2017-08-18
Description :  Die erfolgreiche New Yorker Journalistin Ariel Levy hat eine aufregende Affäre, eine liebevolle Ehepartnerin und den Wunsch nach einem Kind. Emanzipiert lebt sie nach ihren eigenen Regeln. Doch als sie eine Fehlgeburt erleidet, bricht alles auseinander.<br/> <br/> Im fünften Monat schwanger reist Ariel Levy nach Ulan Bator in die Mongolei, um für eine ihrer Reportagen zu recherchieren. Kurz nach der Ankunft hat sie starke Schmerzen im Unterleib und bringt ihr Baby allein auf dem Badezimmerboden des Hotelzimmers zur Welt. Für wenige kostbare Minuten lebt ihr Sohn. Traumatisiert von ihrem Verlust und taub vor Schmerz tritt sie einige Tage später die Heimreise an. Ein Anknüpfen an ihr altes Leben ist nicht möglich, denn sie scheint ihrer Identität beraubt: Ihr Körper schreit nach seiner Mutterrolle und verhindert eine Rückkehr in ein vertrautes Frauendasein. Ariels Ehepartnerin Lucy hat sich zu diesem Zeitpunkt in den Alkohol und aus der Beziehung geflüchtet. So zersplittert das selbstdefinierte Leben der 37-Jährigen. Allem beraubt, bleibt ihr nur noch die Liebe zur Sprache.

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