Chapters & Excerpts

I have contributed chapters, essays, or excerpts to a number of books edited by others.

Current Controversies – Violence Against Women

Current Controversies – Violence Against Women

A book that addresses the impact of violence against women, explores possible causes, and examines the legal system that tries to deal with all of its ramifications. The articles come from journals, newspapers, and book excerpts, and were written by professors of law, avowed feminists, avowed antifeminists, psychologists, newspaper staff writers, district attorneys, editors, and more. Viewpoints vary, but all tend to be persuasive in tone with some a bit more strident than others.

The Fatherhood Movement:  A Call to Action

The Fatherhood Movement: A Call to Action

This book is the manifesto of the fatherhood movement, and it provides valuable insights into the historical, social, economic, and spiritual dimensions of the "disappearance" of fathers from society. Reflecting the complex nature of this problem, the contributors include activists, politicians, public intellectuals, and academics from a broad range of disciplines.

Writer's Express

Writer's Express

This best-selling paragraph-to-essay text is known for its fully integrated reading-writing approach, supportive tone, and step-by-step instruction. The Writer's Express enables instructors to move from paragraph to essay writing with great flexibility. A section of 12 brief, high-interest readings prompts critical thinking and motivates student writing.

Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Family and Personal Relationships

Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Family and Personal Relationships

A collection of articles and essays exploring all sides of a number of controversial issues.

The Experts' Guide to the Baby Years: 100 Things Every Parent Should Know

The Experts' Guide to the Baby Years: 100 Things Every Parent Should Know

This book is the all-in-one companion to raising your baby with confidence, knowledge, and style, while maintaining your own sanity. The result is this wonderfully informative and entertaining guide to preparing for, welcoming, and caring for your new baby like an expert.

Perspectives on Argument

Perspectives on Argument

This argument book explains argument theory clearly and applies it to written, visual, and oral argument. It presents complete instructions on how to write a research paper that makes an argument. It encourages students to find multiple perspectives on issues before they decide on their own perspective, and it provides strategies for finding common ground.

Child Abuse: Opposing Viewpoints

Child Abuse: Opposing Viewpoints

This book raises such issues as: the seriousness of child abuse; how widespread it is; its causes; the responses of the legal system; and how it can be reduced. Each article is framed with an introductory note about the contributor and a series of questions to guide readers' critical thinking.

The Bedford Reader

The Bedford Reader

One of the most widely adopted composition readers of all time, The Bedford Reader continues to engage and inspire students with remarkable selections, outstanding instructional material, and a unique "Writers on Writing" feature in which 50 of the book’s writers comment on their process and their work.

Themes for Writers

Themes for Writers

An instructional text on how to structure and develop arguments in writing.

Women’s Freedom

A collections of essays and articles on a variety of topics relating to women, men, and feminism.