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Your Coffee Table Library Needs This: 100+ Portraits Of American Women

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    The definition of the term "American Woman" has much less to do with geography than with soul. Whether you were born in Bombay or Brooklyn, raised in St. Petersburg or St. Paul, or hold a passport issued from Uganda or the U.S., if you identify with the kind of self-made woman who's proud to consider America home, you fit the mold.

    Assouline's American Beauty, photographed by Claiborne Swanson Frank (who also shoots those gorgeous interiors stories for Vogue), attempts to cover the landscape of creative women that ranges from "artists to mothers to titans of industry." Weighing in at 208 pages with 110 illustrations and over 100 portraits of American woman like Solange Knowles, Jenna Lyons, and — surprise! — one of our own editors, American Beauty is available now for pre-order.

    The tome retails for $75 on Assouline.com as well as at Assouline boutiques worldwide. But if you can't wait for your copy to turn up, peek through our slideshow now for a run-down of some of the ladies we love, who made it in the book.

    Photo: Courtesy of Assouline/Clairbore Swanson Frank
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