Fine in fine dust jacket. SHIP DAILY from NJ; GIFT-ABLE as FEELS NEW UNREAD clothette FIRST edition, TIGHT, FRESH; NEAR NEW (subtle bumps to spine ends) w/DJ NEAR FINE [glossy, but shelf life sign, sales sticker residue on back] AS SHOWN THIS COVER. Sewn binding. Clothette over boards. Deckle edge. With dust jacket. 352 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. 9491 9491--A leader of the Women's Movement in the 1960s and 1970s, Feigen shares her experience living life as a feminist, and describes the progression of the movement. Photos.
Very Good in Fine jacket. Collectible. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. SIGNED xii, 335 pp., illus., ports., bib. notes, index; 22 cm. PRESENTATION COPY. Signed by the author, with a personalized inscription. A fine copy of the first printing. Stated "First Edition." Fine DJ. "Brenda Feigen has lived many lifetimes within one-lawyer, wife and mother, civil rights activist, politician, Hollywood movie producer-and in each she has faced down the specter of discrimination against women. She describes how at Harvard Law School she fought to change blatantly sexist practices such as Ladies' Days and law-firm interviewing processes; how she waged battles for women as National Vice President of NOW; how, with Gloria Steinem, she founded Ms. and cofounded the National Women's Political Caucus in the early 1970s; how she became director with Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the ACLU's Women's Rights Project in 1972; and how, in Hollywood, she met obstacles at every turn while fighting for movies with strong, positive roles for women. She describes, as well, the struggles and triumphs of her private life: her marriage (she and her husband were once considered 'the perfect feminist couple'); being a (feminist) mother; her relationships with women; her breast cancer. Finally, she chronicles recent advances and losses in the Women's Movement, making clear how far women have come, and how far they have yet to go."-Publisher.
Publishers Weekly, 2000-08-04 Although she never achieved the media stardom of such pioneering feminists as Gloria Steinem or Susan Brownmiller, Feigen, in a more peripheral role, has been an effective activist for social change. In this behind-the-scenes view of the women's movement from the late '60s to the '90s, she is sharply critical of the discrimination she has found in every aspect of her personal and public life, as a lawyer, politician, Hollywood movie producer, wife and mother. When she entered Harvard Law School in 1966, women students were told by the dean that they were taking the place of men who needed to become family breadwinners; the school's only eating club was restricted to men; squash courts were closed to women; and firms that excluded women were permitted to interview on campus. Seething at the injustice, Feigen joined the National Organization for Women and was elected its national legislative vice-president. Working for passage of the equal rghts amendment, she met Steinem, who became a good friend. She and Steinem conceived the grassroots Women's Action Alliance; the organization's "newsletter" later evolved into Ms. magazine. A highlight of her feminist career came in 1972, when she served as director of the Women's Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union with Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Alternating anecdotes about her personal life with movement history in a somewhat confusing chronology, Feigen recounts the failure of her marriage and the happiness she later found with her companion, writer Joanne Parent. Feigen's feisty attitude and her very real achievements make this work an important document of social history as well as an entertaining read. Photos. (Sept.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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