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Gal’s Guide Recommended Books By And About Women Journalists

While there are several exceptional options for books written about and by women who are journalists, we have narrowed it down to a mix of our top recommendations for May.

Each link goes to our Amazon Smile Charity page to support our independent women’s history library.


Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World by Matthew Goodman


I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara


Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem by Gloria Steinem


Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn


The Unspeakable And Other Subjects of Discussion by Meghan Daum


Color: A Natural History of the Palette by Victoria Finlay


Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay

Bad Feminist

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot


Feel free to let us know what you think of our selections, or add your own in the comment section below!

Gal_s Guide

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