Outrageous Acts & Everyday Rebellions

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This phenomenally successful book, that has sold nearly a half a million copies since its original publication in 1983, is Gloria Steinem's most diverse and timeless collection of essays.

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Overview

This phenomenally successful book, that has sold nearly a half a million copies since its original publication in 1983, is Gloria Steinem's most diverse and timeless collection of essays.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"From her hilarious account of life as an overworked Playboy Bunny to the moving tribute to her mother, Gloria Steinem's first collection of essays is-and will always be-a required feminist reader. "- Susan Faludi, author of Backlash
Library Journal
Outrageous Acts premiered 12 years ago. While Steinem is disappointed that a second edition is needed-she wishes the subject were as dated as books on the Communist peril or apartheid-many of the stories testify as to how far women have come in three decades. Even Peggy Noonan or Mary Matalin would be appalled to be told that "no broads" were allowed at a high political council, as Steinem was told when working with the McGovern staff in 1969. This collection deserves better treatment from the producer, however; the essays are not listed on the packaging and the cassette halves lack screws, which makes repairing broken tapes nearly impossible. Still, this title is essential for all libraries.-Reilly Reagan, Putnam Cty. Lib., Cookeville, Tenn.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805042023
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/1995
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 236,314
  • Lexile: 1280L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.21 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Gloria Steinem is the author of four best-selling books, including Revolution from Within and Moving Beyond Words. She was a founding editor of and political commentator for New York Magazine and a founding editor of Ms., which she continues to write for today.

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Table of Contents

LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE

Life Between the Lines

I Was a Playboy Bunny

Campaigning

Sisterhood

College Reunion

Ruth's Song (Because She Could Not Sing It)

OTHER BASIC DISCOVERIES

Words and Change

In Praise of Women's Bodies

The Importance of Work

The Time Factor

The Politics of Food

Networking

Transsexualism

Why Young Women Are More Conservative

Erotica vs. Pornography

FIVE WOMEN

Marilyn Monroe: The Woman Who Died Too Soon

Patricia Nixon Flying

The Real Linda Lovelace

Jackie Reconsidered

Alice Walker: Do You Know This Woman? She Knows You

TRANSFORMING POLITICS

Houston and History

The International Crime of Genital Mutilation

Rx Fantasies: For Temporary Relief of Pain Due to Injustice

If Hitler Were Alive, Whose Side Would He Be On?

Night Thoughts of a Media Watcher

If Men Could Menstruate

Far from the Opposite Shore

Index

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