This Day: Diaries From American Women / Edition 1

This Day: Diaries From American Women / Edition 1

by Joni B. Cole
     
 

Drawn from an extraordinary project in which over 500 women from all walks of life kept "day diaries" on a single day, the collective voices in THIS DAY reach across experiential, cultural, geographical, and socioeconomic boundaries. While the deliciously intimate details satisfy even the most shameless curiosity, most importantly, THIS DAY reveals the… See more details below

Overview

Drawn from an extraordinary project in which over 500 women from all walks of life kept "day diaries" on a single day, the collective voices in THIS DAY reach across experiential, cultural, geographical, and socioeconomic boundaries. While the deliciously intimate details satisfy even the most shameless curiosity, most importantly, THIS DAY reveals the extraordinary in the ordinary - those moments that occur throughout any given day, and illuminate who we really are as individuals, as women, and as Americans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582701028
Publisher:
Atria Books/Beyond Words
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Mommy Martyr1
Shipping and Receiving Manager, with Background in Military Intelligence10
Like Father, Like Daughter; World-Renowned Sitar Player16
Retired Church Secretary Who Spoils Her Grandkids and Dog22
Life in the Blackboard Jungle30
Miss America 200339
Caregiver to Husband with Lou Gehrig's Disease44
President of the National Organization for Women55
A Mennonite Way of Life62
Living with Parents while Applying to Culinary School70
Not a Vampire, but Plays One on TV78
Married a Long Time...but Not Long Enough88
WNBA Forward95
Double Amputee Who Considers Attitude to Be the Greatest Disability101
Thirty-Five Years a Teacher and Still Looking for Classrooms109
Shy Kid Who Went Haywire117
CEO and Presidents, Frederick's of Hollywood126
Aloha with a Southern Accent133
Satellite Sister142
Author/Celebrity Interviewer148
Detective Investigating Juvenile Sex Crimes161
Earning Her GED after Forty-Five Long Years170
Law Student Focused on Social Justice Rather than a Six-Figure Salary175
Executive Mom182
Human Resources Professional with a Knack for Mediation194
New York Times Reporter, Metro Desk, Night Shift202
Afghan American Comfortable in Both Cultures211
Inmate #193053220
Lawyer for MTV Networks Latin America224
Actress-Comedian, Currently Multiphyphenating into Comedian-Actress-Singer-Writer-Producer234
Professor of Gross Anatomy240
Asdzaan, Asdzani, Ama (Woman, Wife, Mother in the Navajo Way)245
From Three Generations of Master Luthiers256
Documentary Filmmaker266
One of America's Leading Spiritual Teachers273
Acknowledgments279
List of Participants281

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