Tearing Down Walls: A Woman's Triumph

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Overview

Tearing Down Walls: A Woman's Triumph is a brave and honest look back at the breakthrough that have marked Mary Gardiner Jones' whole life. From breaking free of a forceful and domineering mother who saw only marriage in her daughter's future, dealing with the stigma and loss of an absent, alcoholic father, to confronting and overcoming workplace gender barriers that appeared at every step of her legal and governmental career. The book examines the psychological impact that her elitist background and work experiences had on her personal development, and describes her psychoanalysis and the role that it played throughout her life to help her heal emotional scars. These memoirs bring a practitioner's approach to scholarly issues. The book is a celebration of one brilliant and determined woman's successes, a careful in-depth and comprehensive review of her major career milestones.

About the Author:
Mary Gardiner Jones, attorney, corporate executive, former Federal Trade Commissioner (1964-1973) and public service advocate has specialized all her life in legal, regulatory, and consumer issues relating to antitrust, mental health, aging, and the use of telecommunications to promote the delivery of health care services to seniors and disadvantaged persons in their homes

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761839040
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 12/7/2007
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Gardiner Jones, attorney, corporate executive, former Federal Trade Commissioner (1964–1973) and public service advocate has specialized all her life in legal, regulatory, and consumer issues relating to antitrust, mental health, aging, and the use of telecommunications to promote the delivery of health care services to seniors and disadvantaged persons in their homes.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     ix
My "Mayflower" Family     1
Aunt Rosalie, the Maverick     11
Growing Up a Jones     23
Away from Home at Last     37
Teaching School, Joining the OSS     47
Changing Directions     59
Entering a Man's World     73
Public Service Beckons     87
Finding Myself through Analysis     97
Reentering the Private Sector and President Lyndon Johnson Calls     109
Commissioner Honey, the Federal Trade Commission     119
The Washington Life: Politics, Parties and the Commission     133
Goodbye FTC, Hello Classroom     147
Coming Home to Washington and Exploring the Corporate World     159
Corporate Boards, a Woman's Advantage     173
Consumers' Champion     181
Retirement, a Demanding Challenge     191
A Backward Glance     203
Further Reading     213

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