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Our Red Book: Intimate Conversations about Periods

Rachel Kauder Nalebuff

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A collection of interviews, essays and illustrations from people around the world - women, men, non-binary and trans - about first periods, last periods and everything in between.

A Scottish MP celebrates making period products freely available. A father admits embarrassment at buying pads for his daughter. A Jewish grandmother describes getting her first period in front of Nazi soldiers. A trans woman, a trans man and a non-binary person share their stories. And a marathon runner makes crimson waves.

From the first red flag to the last goodbye, from Indigenous rites to medical frontiers, from miscarriages to menopause, from pain to pride, from 'free bleeding' in public to bleeding behind bars - the underwear, the oversight, period poverty and protests - Our Red Book takes us to every corner of the globe and every voice yet unheard.

Featuring contributions from Gloria Steinem, Judy Blume, Madame Gandhi, and Florence Given, Our Red Book is a collection of oral histories, written and visual testimonies from extraordinary people around the world, gathered especially by the New York Times bestselling editor of My Little Red Book.

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Praise for Our Red Book: Intimate Conversations about Periods

  • 'Nalebuff interjects frequently with commentary and anecdotes, artfully linking stories together . . . Bold and candid, these missives go a long way in breaking through what one contributor calls "the taboo of bleeding"' - Publishers Weekly, starred review

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