Rachel Shteir’s The Steal is the first serious study of shoplifting, tracking the fascinating history of this most ancient of crimes.
Striptease: The Untold Story of the Girly Show
“ The first serious history of the form…could prove to be a landmark work…. Meticulous.” – Francine du Plessix Gray, New Yorker
Gypsy: The Art of the Tease
“Shteir tries to show us more of Gypsy than the censors would allow—if not of her body, then of her mind and spirit…In Shteir’s hands, Gypsy becomes a working-class heroine, a feminist role model, a pioneer of contemporary sexuality, even an American icon.” —Adam Kirsch, Barnes and Noble Review.com