This autobiography records the author's struggle to reconcile the demands of love, marriage and the family with those of her personal identity. The author analyzes the problem, as she defines it, of being born a woman in a man's world.
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Taking It Like A WomanFrom the Back Cover:
WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION
At twenty-five Ann Oakley had a degree, a husband, a house and two children. Yet she felt exhausted, depressed and unfulfilled. On reading the claim that 'successful work is not part of the traditional female role' her depression turned to anger and her depression turned to anger and her feminism was born. Breaking new ground with a thesis on housework, which led to research and writings on maternity and motherhood, she also began a rigorous struggle to reconcile the demands of love, marriage and her family with those of her personal identity.
In this startling autobiography, Ann Oakley, now one of our most highly respected feminists and a bestselling novelist, enters the most fiercely emotional compounds – marriage, family, breakdown, cancer – and courageously throws them open for inspection, analysing with rare insight the problem, as she defines it, of being born a woman in a man's world.
"Oakley addresses her audience with candour and assurance in a book which is thrilling and rewarding to read. A contrary, combative and often appallingly funny account… By the time I had reached the final page I felt like cheering"
PHILIP OAKES,' New Society '
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Book Description Flamingo, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6545114