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What if you lack the penis requirement to pen one of the best books of 2009?
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Natalie Wilson
November 2009
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Natalie Wilson
November 2009
(Originally posted at Professor, What if...? (professorwhatif.wordpress.com)) As reported at She Writes, Publishers’ Weekly published its “Best Books of 2009″ list on November 2nd. Guess what? It included 0% women authors. Yeah, cuz we all know a penis is defo required for quality writing… Gag. The post included a call to action to submit lists for the Top Ten Best Books of 2009. So, here’s my top ten list from ’09 (in no particular order and with not one penis-privileged author): The Help, Kathryn Stockett The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession With Purity is Hurting Young Women, Jessica Valenti The Curse of the Good Girl, Rachel Simmons The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood Half Broke Horses, Jeanette Walls When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present, Gail Collins The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood, Helene Cooper The Littler Stranger, Sarah Waters The Lonely Soldier: The Private

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