The Feminine Mystique (50th Anniversary Edition)

The Feminine Mystique (50th Anniversary Edition)

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The Feminine Mystique (50th Anniversary Edition) by Betty Friedan

“If you’ve never read it, read it now.”—Arianna Huffington, O, The Oprah Magazine

Landmark, groundbreaking, classic—these adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The Feminine Mystique. Published in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of “the problem that has no name”: the insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women’s confidence in their intellectual capabilities and kept them in the home. Writing in a time when the average woman first married in her teens and 60 percent of women students dropped out of college to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted ambitions of a generation and showed women how they could reclaim their lives. Part social chronicle, part manifesto, The Feminine Mystique is filled with fascinating anecdotes and interviews as well as insights that continue to inspire. This 50th–anniversary edition features an afterword by best-selling author Anna Quindlen as well as a new introduction by Gail Collins.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393239188
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/04/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 82,699
File size: 672 KB

About the Author

Betty Friedan (1921–2006), a transformational leader of the women’s movement, founded the National Organization for Women (NOW) and authored many works, including The Second Stage, The Fountain of Age, and Life So Far.
Gail Collins, the best-selling author of When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present, is a national columnist for the New York Times. She lives in New York City.
Anna Quindlen is an award-winning columnist and novelist. She left journalism in 1995 to write fiction full time and has published three bestsellers. She lives in New York City.

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The Feminine Mystique 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was so completly outstanding. I couldn't put it down. It explained how feminisim developed and what type of forms it is disguised in. This book should be in every women's home. Everybody including men should read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though the problems and statistics have changed much of it resonates with my own experiences. Women should be required to read this book, especially after they've gotten married or had children. So many questions I could not find the words for have now been answered. And a reminder to carry forward doing what makes us happiest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How well I remember my mother reading this when it first came out in the mid 1960s. I read it a few years later when all the guys were preaching for free love, but that's all they did! They preached! But still wanted all of us girls to do the work! I have no money or help for collage but there was a library and since I lived in Boston used to sneak into collage classes. I never got a degree but I did get Smart. Here I am over 40 yrs later and still reading thank God! But at least things have improved. Now if we could get rid of men like Bill Cosby and Bill O'Riley
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Read it and widen your horizons a bit. Skip the latest paperback bestseller and use your mind instead.