Nolan's Picks

Paper Girls, Volume 1 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632156747
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Published: Image Comics - April 5th, 2016

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The Grapes of Wrath (Penguin Classics) Cover Image
By John Steinbeck, Robert Demott (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143039433
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Published: Penguin Books - March 28th, 2006

I know I’m not breaking ground on recommending this title but it’s my favorite book by my favorite author so I feel it needs to be represented for my literary profile.  Steinbeck understands the intensity of human struggle and writes on the worst period in US history with heartbreaking vigor and compassion.  It also features the most beautiful description ever of a turtle crossing a road--I know you were looking for one. - Nolan

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Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476762098
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 3rd, 2015

I am an aspiring sex therapist and manage a Facebook page dedicated to sex education and dialogue where I reference this book all the time.  Her science-based, your-wellbeing-first approach to sexuality is a breath of fresh air from all the pathologizing and stigmatizing we culturally place on sex.  She emphasizes that the most important part of your sexuality is how it is yours.  There is no “normal” in sexuality and that makes us all normal.  “We are all the same.  We are all different.  We are all normal.”  - Nolan

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Bitch Planet Volume 1: Extraordinary Machine Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632153661
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Published: Image Comics - October 20th, 2015

Part Running Man, part Rollerball, Bitch Planet is the nickname for a prison planet where “noncompliant” women are sent.  A deal is struck for a formerly all-male sport to allow a team of female inmates to compete and it’s balls to the wall from there. With a badass cast of characters of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds, this graphic novel uses the grindhouse aesthetic to tackle issues of sexism, feminism, and impossible double standards placed on “well-behaved” women. Please someone make this into a movie.  - Nolan

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Y: The Last Man Vol. 1: Unmanned Cover Image
By Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra (Illustrator), Pamela Rambo (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781563899805
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Published: DC Comics - January 2nd, 2003