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In a January 15, 2013 piece, Judith A. Ross featured Nothing but the Truth So Help Me God: 51 Women Reveal the Power of Positive Female Connection on the Women’s Voices For Change website.
Dig into the yellow-and-black-covered Nothing but the Truth So Help Me God: 51 Women Reveal the Power of Positive Female Connection and you’ll likely experience a similar jolt of sisterly camaraderie. The essays, poems, and art within its pages cover the gamut of our experiences, from self-love to friendship; modern motherhood to Mother Earth; from “finding yourself” to challenges of race and culture; and from overcoming obstacles to making mischief. The book provides moments of recognition, a few Aha’s, and some eye-opening stories.
Co-editor and publisher of Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God Christine Bronstein, and contributors Aspen Baker and Shasta Nelson discussed the book and the importance of female connections on KQED radio show Forum with Michael Krasny on December, 6, 2012.
Christine Bronstein says the word “friend” isn’t adequate to describe the women in her life. Instead, she calls them her “wives”: the women who supported her through marriage, divorce and postpartum depression.
Not only will 5 lucky winners receive a copy of this inspirational book, but will also have the opportunity to submit their own story, in their own words, for publication in Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God: My Story!
California Style Magazine published this excerpt of Nothing But The Truth contributor Hyla Molander’s essay in their December, 2012 “What’s Hot Spotlight.”
A week after Evan and I met in person, he invited me to Jason’s little league game. Then, out of nowhere, something came toward me, and my infatuation turned into panic. It was…Dana, the ex-wife. Where can I hide?
Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God: 51 Women Reveal the Power of Positive Female Connection is described as a “soon-to-be classic” in Teen Vogue’s holiday gift guide published November 19, 2012.
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Article on female friendships by Lissa Rankin, which features Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God: 51 Women Reveal the Power of Positive Female Connection. Appeared on websites including Owning Pink, Care 2, Blogher, Psychology Today, and Positively Positive on October 30, 2012.
When I started Owning Pink and Chris started A Band of Wives, both of us were in need of healing - her from postpartum depression, me from a series of tragic losses and a multitude of health problems. Little did we know at the time, but the scientific data proves that reaching out to other women as part of the healing process was the smartest medicine we could have prescribed for ourselves.
Spiritual leader Gabrielle Bernstein writes about Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God on her website on October 31, 2012.
I love the diversity on display in Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God. You’re not reading about just one woman’s experience and perspective—51 women contributed their stories and artwork. The women represent different races and ethnicities, come from different socioeconomic backgrounds, and range from “starving” artists to celebrities. (I had to put starving in quotes because these are abundant women!) I know many of these women personally and am honored to call them my friends. If you’re seeking authentic inspiration and radiant truth, this is the book you should be reading!
Blog post by Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God: 51 Women Reveal the Power of Positive Female Connection editor Christine Bronstein on the inspiration behind the book. Featured October 30, 2012.
Some of the women included in this anthology are professional writers, but most are women of all ages and from all walks of life, who know that sharing their story is important.
We are all revealing our inner voices, flipping our dresses up for you, showing that we women can be brave, vulnerable, sexy, kind, interesting, entertaining, and most of all, supportive.
Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God: 51 Women Reveal the Power of Positive Female Connection editor Christine Bronstein featured in the October 29, 2012 Style section of the San Francisco Chronicle and online at SFGate.com.
“I had this idea of what Marin would be like - they’re all gonna be rich and snooty. When I got here, Chris opens the door and shouts ‘Wife!’ and runs out and gives me this huge hug, like a really real hug,” says Radan, recounting the day she came to show her handmade jewelry to Bronstein. “Here it’s Chris Bronstein. She could lead a life that was easy-peasy and never get involved in messy lives, but she chooses to reach out like this. And she’s created something that has changed a lot of lives.”
Blog post by Christine Bronstein on the industry-disruptive nature of self-publishing, and why she chose it for Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God: 51 Women Reveal the Power of Positive Female Connection. Featured on Forbes.com’s vertical ForbesWoman on October 30, 2012, and on The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet on November 1, 2012.
My family’s first bookstore was on the second floor of an old building in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan. It had a toilet seat behind the counter and sold mostly used books. Over 25 years my dad and uncle, Louis and Tom Borders, expanded their vision of providing high quality service, attention to the customer and the best technology to book selling. By 1988 they had expanded their bookstores throughout the Midwest and had built their wholesale business, Book Inventory Systems (BIS), into a multi-million dollar enterprise with a combined sales of $32.3 million. In 1992 they made the difficult decision to sell the company to Kmart. The next year Borders operations reached $224.8 million.
Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God: 51 Women Reveal the Power of Positive Female Connection editor Christine Bronstein featured on the cover of 7x7 Magazine in their annual “Hot 30” issue, as one of their Five Heavy Hitters Making Our World Wiser, Safer, and More Beautiful.
This month marks the publication of ABOW’s first annual anthology of writings by women. Called Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God, the premier edition is all about female connections. Authors, including Joyce Maynard and Deborah Santana, discuss everything from motherhood to racism. Since Bronstein believes all women must have a voice, the book’s website will allow users to submit their stories and order custom copies with their words in print. “My philosophy is to support the women in our own backyard,” she says.
Excerpt from Dominique Browning’s “Mother’s Voices,” from Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God: 51 Women Reveal the Power of Positive Female Connection, October 24, 2012, Ms. Magazine blog
We are new moms with tiny babies. We are moms carting our kids to soccer games and school events. We are older moms whose children have grown up and moved away. We are grandmoms enjoying our new grandchildren. Some of us are not moms at all, but we honor our own mothers who taught us about fair play and sharing. We may be past having hot flashes, but we’re all having flashes of rage. How dare the polluters and politicians attempt to get away with compromising our lives and the lives our children?
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