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Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2013


    Loved this book

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  • Posted December 18, 2008

    A great book.

    The first thing that is obvious when reading the book is the amount of research put into it. Wurtzel is an amazing author. Although I will admit there were times where I felt that she rambled a little too much she did make very impressive points. A must read! A+

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2002

    There She Goes Again

    Erm well what can I say, I feel any words I know wouldn't come close to how amazing this book is!!!....this rewiew could never be long enough to express all my respect and admiration for Miss Wurtzel. I'm 18 years old and I feel privileged thats I've read this book as I'm sure most women that have read 'Bitch' wish they had as a teenager. A real eye opener READ IT!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2001

    There She Goes Again

    This book is a poignant and deeply thought provoking account of the iconic women that have graced the screen, pages, and tabloids of the past century. Elizabeth Wurtzel discusses women from Sylvia Plath to Courtney Love to Amy Fisher. This is a book that every woman should read. It's reverence toward the women who were labeled difficult, moody, and unconvential in a world that did not allow for women to express themselves verbally, emotionally, sexually, or mentally; is a breath of fresh air. Unlike the usual diatribes that are written about angst filled girls and women whom we pull apart and expose for the frauds we believe them to be, Wurtzel's book embraces them and even empathizes with them. This is written about women who by their own volition or not, lived by this: quod me nutrit me destruit; which, is Latin for what nourishes me also destroys me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2001

    Articulating the obvious

    Elizabeth has a way of taking the most overlooked expression and making it into pages of lucid explanation with heart and a fist to match. Her wrighting can blow you down and lift your spirits all before you turn the first page.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2001


    'Bitch' was an amazing exploration into the female psyche. As I read, I found myself jotting down quotes. I particularly loved this one: 'I intend to scream, shout, race the engine, call when I feel like it, throw tantrums at Bloomingdales if I feel like it and confess intimate details about my life to complete strangers. I intend to do what I want to do and be whom I want to be and answer only to myself: that is, quite simply, the bitch philosophy.' I believe that all women would benefit if they would take this advice into account, and stop being the submissive 'little woman' that feminism has fought so hard to abolish. This is an absolute must read. Her intelligent yet funny style of writing reels one in; I can't wait for Wurtzel's new book to come out in February! I'm sure I'll devour it in one sitting. Keep up the amazing writing, EW- you're inspirational.

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