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Feminine Mystique

ISBN-10: 0393322572
ISBN-13: 9780393322576
Edition: 2001 (Reprint)
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

The book that changed the consciousness of women everywhere, 'The Feminine Mystique' is published here so a new generation can visit its pages. It is a book that awakens women and men with its insights into social relations.

Betty Friedan was born Betty Naomi Goldstein on February 4, 1921 in Peoria, Illinois. The future feminist leader experienced anti-semitism growing up; this undoubtedly contributed to her political activism later in life. Graduating from Smith College in Massachusetts with a degree in psychology, she began her career as a reporter in New York City, and a few years later married Carl Friedan. The beginning of the women's movement in the United States can be traced to the publication of Friedan's first book, The Feminist Mystique, in 1963; it was instantly successful. Friedan wrote a follow-up to this book almost 20 years later, The Second Stage, in which she outlined issues that still needed addressing by feminists. She has also written a semi-autobiographical work, It Changed My Life, and a book about aging and society called The Fountain of Age. Friedan was a co-founder and the first president of the National Organization for Women. She has taught at New York University and the University of Southern California.

Author Anna Quindlen was born in Philadelphia on July 8, 1953. She graduated from Barnard in 1974. Quindlen worked as a reporter for the New York Post and the New York Times and wrote columns for the Times. She won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary before devoting herself to writing fiction. She has written both adult fiction (including Object Lessons, Black and Blue and One True Thing, which was made into a motion picture starring Meryl Streep) and children's fiction (Happily Ever After and The Tree That Came to Stay).

Metamorphosis: Two Generations Later
Twenty Years After
Introduction to the Tenth Anniversary Edition
Preface and Acknowledgments
The Problem That Has No Name
The Happy Housewife Heroine
The Crisis in Woman's Identity
The Passionate Journey
The Sexual Solipsism of Sigmund Freud
The Functional Freeze, the Feminine Protest, and Margaret Mead
The Sex-Directed Educators
The Mistaken Choice
The Sexual Sell
Housewifery Expands to Fill the Time Available
The Sex-Seekers
Progressive Dehumanization: The Comfortable Concentration Camp
The Forfeited Self
A New Life Plan for Women
Epilogue
Thoughts on Becoming a Grandmother
Notes
Index

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