misstreebc (misstreebc) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

# 78 Reading Women: How the Great Books of Feminism Changed My Life

Reading Women: How the Great Books of Feminism Changed My Life

Stephanie Staal

Stephanie Staal was poised to have it all as she graduated from Barnard College in the 1990's. For the next several years she focused on work and career.

Then, she married and became a mother; moving from NYC to Annapolis, trading full-time work outside the home for freelance work from a home office.

Her frustrations mount as the difficulties of balancing the demands of motherhood, her relationship, and her own needs become more strident.

In an effort to find her footing once again she turns to the books that she read in her fem. texts classes at Barnard.

I loved this book so much! It has me thinking about women's issues, it introduced me to new books I'd like to read, it makes me want to re-read others, and it was a good, strong memoir of someone I could relate to on some levels. As Stephanie Staal set out on her voyage of self-discovery, I felt that I was on the journey with her.


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