Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen: A Novel

Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen: A Novel

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Overview

Alix Kates Shulman's Memoirs of an Ex–Prom Queen created a profound impact on the cultural landscape when it was originally published in 1972. A sardonic portrayal of one white, middle-class, Midwestern girl's coming-of-age, the novel takes a wry and prescient look at a range of experiences treated at the time as taboo but which were ultimately accepted as matters of major political significance: sexual harassment, job discrimination, the sexual double standard, rape, abortion restrictions, the double binds of marriage and motherhood, and the frantic quest for beauty.

The book went on to sell more than a million copies and is regarded today as a classic, one of the first and best pieces of fiction born of the women's liberation movement. With many of its concerns still with us today, this witty and devastating novel continues to resonate with readers, and Sasha Davis has proved herself a prom queen for the ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374530792
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 03/06/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Alix Shulman is the author of four other novels, three memoirs including the award-winning Drinking the Rain, two books on the anarchist Emma Goldman, an essay collection, and three children's books.

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