Made into a major motion picture that garnered an Oscar nomination, Diary of a Mad Housewife is a classic of women's fiction that gave a wry voice to the nascent feminist stirrings of the 1960s and helped incite a revolution in the consciousness of a generation. After many years, this best-selling novel of Manhattan ennui is finally back in print. When Bettina Balser begins to suspect that she is going mad, she starts a secret diary as a form of therapy and escape. Her fears pour onto the page: "Elevators, subways, bridges, tunnels, high places, low places, tightly enclosed spaces, boats, cars, planes, trains, crowds..." Through her observations of herself and those around her, Bettina seeks meaning in her exceedingly dreary life. Her frank examinations lead to many changes, including an extramarital fling, and her voice touches a timeless nerve, resonating on many levels from the ever-evolving feminist consciousness to the gnawing existential search that is universal. Diary of a Mad Housewife's humor and insight are as alive and pertinent today as they were yesterday, and will charm and disarm men and women of any generation. "
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'An engrossing story of the disintegration of a modern loveless marriage? VarietyAbout the Author:
Sue Kaufman was born in 1926 in New York City, where she lived until her death in 1977. Her works include Life with Prudence, Green Holly, Falling Bodies, and her most famous novel Diary of a Mad Housewife. Since 1980, The American Academy of Arts and Letters has honoured her memory with the Sue Kaufman Prize for Fiction.
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002705851
Book Description Penguin, 1971,, 1971. paperback, edges browned, text clean and sound, cover edges rubbed, Good condition ISBN: 0140032185. Bookseller Inventory # 920284
Book Description Penquin Books Ltd, Harmondsworth, 1971. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Reprint. 266 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. Tina Has Been 'functioning Beautifully' For Years, Model Wife To Successful Lawyer Jonathan;model Mother To Liz And Sylvie. But Things Are Now Starting To Slide. And Its Showing. Bookseller Inventory # 098299
Book Description Penguin 1971 Paperback, 1971. Book Condition: Fair. 267 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 723445