Valerie Estelle Frankel
Wonder Woman is an icon…but an icon of what? To some, she’s Lynda Carter, spinning into star-studded shorts to save the day. To others, she’s a racy Halloween costume or inspiring feminist role model. Which is true? This book analyzes each era of Wonder Woman, from the Golden Age to George Pérez and Gail Simone’s reboots to The New 52 and ...
Number of pages: 342 | Publication Date: 2015-04-03 | ISBN-13: 9780692409572

Thin Is the New HappyThin Is the New Happy
Valerie Frankel
You've heard the phrase "the mirror is not your friend." For Valerie Frankel, the mirror was so much more than "not a friend." It was the mean girl who stole her lunch money, bitch-slapped her in the ladies' room, and cut the hair off her Barbie. Like most women, Valerie spent most of her conscious life on a diet, thinking about a diet, ...
Number of pages: 243 | Publication Date: 2009-10-13 | ISBN-13: 9780312373931

Four of a KindFour of a Kind
Valerie Frankel
Besides the fact that their kids all attend the same fashionable Brooklyn Heights private school, Bess, Robin, Carla, and Alicia have little in common. Thrown together on the tony school’s Diversity Committee, the women impulsively turn their awkward first meeting into a boisterous game of poker. Instead of betting with chips or pocket change, ho ...
Number of pages: 344 | Publication Date: 2012-02-07 | ISBN-13: 9780345525406

Red, Blue, and BronzeRed, Blue, and Bronze
Valerie Estelle Frankel
Wonder Woman the 2017 film blazed into the theaters and thrilled audiences with its killer action. Boys and girls cheered when their superheroine dropped her cloak and raced across No Man’s Land, eagle blazing on her chest. In fact, a deep symbolism lurks behind Diana’s lasso, shield, and crown, especially the new film versions. Why is her isla ...
Number of pages: 182 | Publication Date: 2017-06-17 | ISBN-13: 9781548105990

Katniss the CattailKatniss the Cattail
Valerie Estelle Frankel
Who was Cinna? What do the hawthorn and primrose symbolize? Or President Snow’s roses and Peeta’s bread? What about Katniss’s last name? Bringing details from myths, herbal guides, military histories, and the classics, English professor and award-winning pop culture author Valerie Estelle Frankel sheds light on the deeper meanings behind Pane ...
Number of pages: 104 | Publication Date: 2012-02-13 | ISBN-13: 9781469968247

Valerie Estelle Frankel
BBC’s Sherlock has brought the classic adventures into brilliant life—fans across the world are delighting in every moment. But more is hidden within the episodes for the more serious fans—nonstop hints to the original adventures and the classic films as well. Within this book are all the references, with quotes from the actors and creators, ...
Number of pages: 198 | Publication Date: 2014-01-16 | ISBN-13: 9780615953526

Winter is ComingWinter is Coming
Valerie Estelle Frankel
Game of Thrones fans watch in delight as the epic battle of Lannister and Stark entangles the Seven Kingdoms. But only the sharpest notice how these houses echo Lancaster and York in the War of the Roses. Druids, Catholics, and even Zoroastrians wander through Westeros, reframing their religions for a new world of fantasy. But how medieval is Weste ...
Number of pages: 154 | Publication Date: 2015-12-03 | ISBN-13: 9780692591598

Superheroines and the Epic JourneySuperheroines and the Epic Journey
by Valerie Estelle Frankel, Foreword by Trina Robbins
The heroine's journey echoes throughout ancient legend. Each young woman combats her dark side and emerges stronger. This quest is also a staple of American comic books. Wonder Woman with semi-divine powers gives us a new female-centered creation story. Batgirl, Batwoman and Black Widow discover their enemy is the dark mother or shadow twin, with t ...
Number of pages: 296 | Publication Date: 2017-03-17 | ISBN-13: 9781476668789

Scots, Sassenachs, and SpankingsScots, Sassenachs, and Spankings
Valerie Estelle Frankel
Gushing fans of Outlander name it the feminist Game of Thrones. Is it? More action-packed than a romance, this historical time travel narrative soon transforms into a war saga. Claire delights as the fierce, prickly World War II nurse who falls for Jamie, the sensitive Highlands outlaw. He offers more than a fling or even a timeless love, as he gui ...
Number of pages: 256 | Publication Date: 2015-05-13 | ISBN-13: 9780692449080

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