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Life So Far (Anglais) Broché – 1 mai 2001


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"Fascinating...Friedan's firsthand tales will transport readers to the glory days of the women's movement."
-- Boston Herald

"[Friedan] takes us behind her public façade to a woman who began her remarkable adult life as 'just a housewife,' who wrote a book...that reaped the whirlwind, and found herself contending...with the awesome responsibilities and contradictions that the book thrust upon her.... An immensely touching, beguiling and engaging book."
-- The Washington Post --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché .

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It was Betty Freidan herself, in Life So Far, who spoke about her life and career and told us what it was all like from the inside. With the unsparing frankness that made The Feminine Mystique one of the most influential books of the century, Friedan looked back and told us what it took, and what it cost, to change the world. She took us on an intimate journey through her life, from her lonely childhood to the founding of NOW and her brilliant, contentious, and brave leadership of the Movement.

Life So Far chronicles the secret underground of women in Washington in the early sixties who drafted Friedan to spearhead an "NAACP" for women, and the daring of many who spoke out against discrimination. Friedan recounts the political infighting and dirty tricks that occurred within the Movement as well as the forces that tried to destroy it and how hard she fought to keep the Movement practical and free of extremism, including "man-hating." Friedan is equally frank about her twenty-two-year marriage to an advertising entrepreneur, which deteriorated into physical abuse. They later reconciled as friends.

Life So Far is forthright, full of stories and larger-than-life characters, and it is the scope of Friedan's vision and achievements that makes her memoir so important and compelling. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché .


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Facinating Lady, Education on process of Social Movement 18 juin 2000
Par Robert K. Miller - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
As a biography, "Life so Far" is a fast paced account of the full life of a exceedingly accomplished woman. It is full of successes, failures, and SECRETS that others who are so accomplished would not tell.
But, it is much more than a bigraphy.
It provides a first rate education on the successful orchestration, and challenges, that would apply to development of most any political/ social movement. This insite, so skillfully revealed, is gained through fast pace read of the book, for the simple reason that you cannot put it down.
More specific, and equally enligtening the book provides a comprehensive overview of the womens social/political movement toward equality as told through the actions Betty Friedan's remarkable life. The book accounts the tremendous progress, but also reminds us to continue to question social/political order because the job is not complete.
One of the most powerful and interesting books I have read -- I have just logged on to Amazon to order 3 more copies of the book for friends -- spread the word, this is definately a 5-star!
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a remarkable woman's journey 7 août 2000
Par Karen Sampson Hudson - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
Betty Freidan comes through clearly in her book---superbright, sensitive, vital, a woman who has taken great pleasure in men, children, writing, and the women's movement she sparked in l963 with the publication of "The Feminist Mystique." She's good company, as frank about her foibles as she is about her gifts and accomplishments. Unlike the extremists who entered the women's movement after her, she is balanced and moderate. "I've always thought of women's liberation as men's liberation as well." She says about what she might want on her gravestone, "She helped make a world where women feel good about being women and free to really love men." A recurring motif in her memoir is what she calls her "Jewish existential conscience", a feeling that she has to use her life to make the world better. (The "Christian correlation" might be, Jesus' parable of the use of talents.) She has indeed been a friend to women----and to men--everywhere.
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A Look Back 1 février 2002
Par Un client - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
This is a courageous book written by a courageous woman. The story is of a life that continues to endure despite many hardships. If Betty Friedan had been less bright, one wonders if her life would have been easier. My personal favorite part in the book is that of her childhood. One can see her development as a feminist. When one is involved in raising daughters, I feel there is alot to learn in this book. As an aunt with four young nieces, I see the great responsibility one has in raising women to become leaders in the world today. That is why I recommend this book for library use.
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A Must Read 17 juin 2000
Par Dena E. Langdon - Publié sur Amazon.com
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In college I read The Feminine Mystique. How wonderful to read Betty Friedan's intimate account of her life and the struggle for women's rights so far. Her style makes the reader feel she is having a chat. Now I want to read everything else she has written.
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boring 27 mai 2010
Par T - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
I was honestly expecting something more insightful, especially after reading her first more famous book. This book was one I didn't even finish because it just was not engaging. Perhaps others might disagree, but my opinion is to pass on this one.
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