This collection of 13 essays by two dozen academicians purports to describe the critical issues facing women in the United States in the next decade and to recommend public policy changes to address them. In fact, most of the pieces, which were written prior to November's election, focus on the losses of the last ten years. As a result, the recommendations, which fail to suggest sources for the money necessary to implement proposed programs, and the air of naivete that pervades some of the contributions (one suggests that all women could be persuaded to vote together on certain issues) leave the book slightly stale. Nevertheless, it contains some excellent summaries of women's health, education, and economic status; the essays on abortion and sexual harassment provide unusual and useful perspectives on much-belabored subjects. For academic collections.-- Beverly Miller, Boise State Univ. Lib., Id.