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The Feminine Mystique - Betty Friedan, Anna Quindlen
The Feminine Mystique
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The book that changed the consciousness of a country—and the world.Landmark, groundbreaking, classic—these adjectives barely describe the earthshaking and long-lasting effects of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique. This is the book that defined "the problem that has no name," that launched... show more
The book that changed the consciousness of a country—and the world.Landmark, groundbreaking, classic—these adjectives barely describe the earthshaking and long-lasting effects of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique. This is the book that defined "the problem that has no name," that launched the Second Wave of the feminist movement, and has been awakening women and men with its insights into social relations, which still remain fresh, ever since. A national bestseller, with over 1 million copies sold.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780393322576 (0393322572)
ASIN: 393322572
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 592
Edition language: English
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Marilina The Reviewer
Marilina The Reviewer rated it
4.5 The Feminine Mystique: A classic
The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan is an iconic book that relentlessly changed the way the American woman saw herself, until its first publication in 1963. Feministic in a good way, without the morbid extravaganza other reads of that type hold, it's relevant even now and if you don't choose to b...
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
3.0 The Feminine Mystique
It's difficult to know what to rate this, how many stars for a Great and Terrible Book?I would certainly recommend reading it to anyone interested in feminism and the history of second wave feminism, because it's a pretty clear manifesto of the start of all that, and it's picture of the position of ...
Heidi Hart
Heidi Hart rated it
3.5 Uneven, but well worth reading even 50 years later....
I have such a hard time reviewing audiobooks, for (at least) two reasons: 1) it takes me a lot longer to finish them than it would if I were reading and so my memory of the earlier parts of the book is not as clear when it comes time to write a review, and 2) I listen to audiobooks while driving, so...
Yzabel
Yzabel rated it
3.0 The Feminine Mystique (Penguin Modern Classics)
This book was quite interesting, in that it allowed me to get a closer look at feminism in a period and in a country I'm currently studying about for an exam. It helped me delve deeper into something I thought I knew, yet didn't know that much. Now I understand much better how and why it must have h...
Reading a Thousand Lives
Reading a Thousand Lives rated it
5.0 The Feminine Mystique
This should be required reading for everyone, male or female, young or old. I was floored by how relevant it is to modern society, even though I'm that feminist that's pretty distressed by women who say "I'm not a feminist" and especially "I'm not a feminist because I think the feminist movement's w...
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