I Am Becoming The Woman I've Wanted

I Am Becoming The Woman I've Wanted

by Sandra Martz
     
 

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I Am Becoming the Woman I've Wanted, the latest in the series of best-selling anthologies (When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple and If I Had My Life to Live Over I would Pick More Daisies), delves into the sometimes hidden and always powerful feelings that women have about their bodies. In the emotionally evocative style that characterizes Martz's previous…  See more details below

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I Am Becoming the Woman I've Wanted, the latest in the series of best-selling anthologies (When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple and If I Had My Life to Live Over I would Pick More Daisies), delves into the sometimes hidden and always powerful feelings that women have about their bodies. In the emotionally evocative style that characterizes Martz's previous collections, this book explores coming of age, sexuality, child-birth, physical power, menopause, aging, and much more.

This is more than just another book about body image. Using her talent for bringing together extraordinary stories, poems, and photographs about women's lives, editor Sandra Martz explores the broader question of how the physical aspects of being female affect women's experiences. This best-selling anthology will have women reading and thinking and sharing for a long time.

Editorial Reviews

WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women
I Am Becoming the Woman I've Wanted, is a collection of writings by women of all ages, each of which express how it feels to be a woman, living in the space of a female body. Taking and examining their bodies in sickness and in health, in pregnancy and in old age, these women celebrate their selves and their femaleness. All of these titles are guaranteed to bring you closer to other women and yourself–the woman you've always wanted to be, mismatched purple clothing, daisies, decisions and all.
—Phyllis Hyman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780918949493
Publisher:
Moyer Bell
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are saying about this

Caroline Bird
I Am Becoming the Woman I've Wantedis a triumph. Sandra Martz has an unerring instinct for the shocking truth about what old women are really like…how direct and unblinking women are about their bodies, how they really feel about experiences from their first solitary explorations of sexual pleasure to watching open—eyed while surgeons thread a catheter through their veins. Strong stuff.
—(Caroline Bird, author ofLives of Our Own: Secrets of Salty Old Women)
Carol Seajay
If there was an award for the fine art of gentle consciousness raising for the not—yet—radicalized, it would go to Papier—Mache.
—Carol Seajay,Feminist Bookstore News

Meet the Author


Sandra Kay Martz founded Papier-Mache Press in 1984. Papier-Mache Press was known for publishing accessible books which, "presented important social issues through enduring works of beauty, grace, and strength," and "created a bridge of understanding between the mainstream audience and those who might not otherwise be heard. As an editor and publisher, she has compiled several successful Papier-Mache Press anthologies including If I Had My Life to Live Over I Would Pick More Daisies, and I Am Becoming the Woman I've Wanted, a book that explores the powerful feelings women have about their bodies.

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