Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women

3.36 avg rating
( 4,397 ratings by Goodreads )
)  
9780704381070: Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The history of sexually manipulative women from biblical times to today.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Elizabeth Wurtzel is the author of the bestselling books Prozac Nation, Bitch, and More, Now, Again. A Harvard graduate whose work has appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, New York, The Guardian, and The Oxford American, she lives in New York City.

From the Inside Flap:

r understands the desire to be bad than Elizabeth Wurtzel.

Bitch is a brilliant tract on the history of manipulative female behavior.  By looking at women who derive their power from their sexuality, Wurtzel offers a trenchant cultural critique of contemporary gender relations.  Beginning with Delilah, the first woman to supposedly bring a great man down (latter-day Delilahs include Yoko Ono, Pam Smart, Bess Myerson), Wurtzel finds many biblical counterparts to the men and women in today's headlines.

In five brilliant extended essays, she links the lives of women as demanding and disparate as Amy Fisher, Hillary Clinton, Margaux Hemingway, and Nicole Brown Simpson.  Wurtzel gives voice to those women whose lives have been misunderstood, who have been dismissed for their beauty, their madness, their youth.

She finds in the story of Amy Fisher the tragic plight of all Lolitas, our thirst for their brief and intense flame.&

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Elizabeth Wurtzel
Published by QUARTET BOOKS, United Kingdom (1999)
ISBN 10: 0704381079 ISBN 13: 9780704381070
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description QUARTET BOOKS, United Kingdom, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. New edition. Language: English. Brand new Book. The history of sexually manipulative women from biblical times to today. Seller Inventory # AAR9780704381070

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.97
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Elizabeth Wurtzel
Published by Quartet 1999-05-01, London (1999)
ISBN 10: 0704381079 ISBN 13: 9780704381070
New paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Quartet 1999-05-01, London, 1999. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780704381070

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Elizabeth Wurtzel
Published by Quartet Books
ISBN 10: 0704381079 ISBN 13: 9780704381070
New Paperback / softback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Quartet Books. Paperback / softback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 3 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780704381070

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 11.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Wurtzel, Elizabeth
Published by Quartet Books (UK) (1999)
ISBN 10: 0704381079 ISBN 13: 9780704381070
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Quartet Books (UK), 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0704381079

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
35.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Wurtzel, Elizabeth
Published by Quartet Books (1999)
ISBN 10: 0704381079 ISBN 13: 9780704381070
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Quartet Books, 1999. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. new ed edition. 426 pages. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0704381079

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.04
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 35
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds