A 50th-anniversary edition of the trailblazing book that changed women’s lives, with a new introduction by Gail Collins.Landmark, groundbreaking, classic―these adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The Feminine Mystique. Published in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of “the problem that has no name”: the insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women’s confidence in their intellectual capabilities and kept them in the home. Writing in a time when the average woman first married in her teens and 60 percent of women students dropped out of college to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted ambitions of a generation and showed women how they could reclaim their lives. Part social chronicle, part manifesto, The Feminine Mystique is filled with fascinating anecdotes and interviews as well as insights that continue to inspire. This 50th–anniversary edition features an afterword by best-selling author Anna Quindlen as well as a new introduction by Gail Collins.
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First published in 1963, The Feminine Mystique ignited a revolution that profoundly changed our culture, our conciousness, and our lives. Today it newly penetrates to the heart of isuues determining our lives -- and sounds a call to arms against the very real dangers of a newe feminine mystique in the economic and political turbulence of the 1990s.
Three decades later, the underlying issues raised by Betty Friedan strike at the core of the problems women still face at home and in the marketplace. As women continue to struggle for equality, to keep their hard-won gains, to find fulfillment in their careers, marriage and family, The Feminine Mystique remains the seminal conciousness-raising work of our times.About the Author:
Betty Friedan (1921–2006), a transformational leader of the women’s movement, founded the National Organization for Women (NOW) and authored many works, including The Second Stage, The Fountain of Age, and Life So Far.
Gail Collins, the best-selling author of When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present, is a national columnist for the New York Times. She lives in New York City.
Anna Quindlen is an award-winning columnist and novelist. She left journalism in 1995 to write fiction full time and has published three bestsellers. She lives in New York City.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. VINTAGE. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001428528
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, Harmondsworth, 1976. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Moderate reading wear. Very clean interior. Bookseller Inventory # 0241942
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1965. Paperback. Book Condition: Good+. Crease to bottom corner of front cover Yellowed paper; Index. 1973 reprint. 250gms weight; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 368 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 23252
Book Description Penguin Books, 1972. Couverture souple. Book Condition: Moyen. RO60068373: 366 pages. Sociology. In-12 Broché. Etat passable. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Mouillures Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon. Bookseller Inventory # RO60068373
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1979. Couverture souple. Book Condition: Moyen. RO40116365: 366 pages. Today a family and home constitute the twin heights of feminine ambition. But one looming problem remains to be solved. In-12 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon. Bookseller Inventory # RO40116365