Life So Far: A Memoir
Betty Friedan
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Oct 31, 2020 - 18:36 PM By Betty Friedan

In Life So Far, Friedan takes us on an intimate journey throughout her own life, from her lonely childhood to the founding of Now, and her brilliant, contentious, and brave leadership of the movement.Friedan chronicles the secret underground of women in Washington in the early sixties who drafted her to spearhead an NAACP for women, and the daring of many who spoke out aIn Life So Far, Friedan takes us on an intimate journey throughout her own life, from her lonely childhood to the founding of Now, and her brilliant, contentious, and brave leadership of the movement.Friedan chronicles the secret underground of women in Washington in the early sixties who drafted her to spearhead an NAACP for women, and the daring of many who spoke out against discrimination for the first time She recounts the political infighting and dirty tricks within the movement, and the forces that tried to destroy it, and how hard she fought to keep the movement practical and free of extremism, including man hating Friedan is frank about her twenty two year marriage to an advertising entrepreneur, which deteriorated into physical abuse.Forthright, full of stories and larger than life characters, it is the scope of Friedan s vision and achievements that make her memoir so important and compelling In Life So Far, an account only she could have written, Friedan spares neither herself nor anyone else.
  • Title: Life So Far: A Memoir
  • Author: Betty Friedan
  • ISBN: 9780743200240
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Paperback

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Deidre Oct 31, 2020 - 18:36 PM
Really interesting read. Its always hard to see the humanity of one of your idols. I was surprised by both Friedan's nonchalance regarding her husbands long term physical abuse and her admitted homophobia within the woman's movement she helped launch. I enjoyed getting a front row seat from her perspective from some of the major moments in women's herstory. I cried when I recognized the name Shirley Johnson, one of my econ prof's at Vassar, as a woman who shared a commune with Betty in the 70's. [...]
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Jennifer Exo Oct 31, 2020 - 18:36 PM
I learned so much about the women's liberation movement, and greatly enjoyed Betty Friedan's writing style. A great book to remind yourself how far women have come, and how far they have to go.
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Kristin Oct 31, 2020 - 18:36 PM
This is a great book that reminds me there is still much work to be done.
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Jennifer Oct 31, 2020 - 18:36 PM
A fascinating account of the women's movement, from the woman who started it all. It's amazing how much truly has changed in the last half century, and how much impact one person can have on the world. Friedan admits regrets, explains aspects of her life and work that she thinks are often misunderstood, and throws in a good deal about her sex life (including many affairs with married men) to boot. She's thoughtful but matter-of-fact, and unapologetic in that she knows she always did what she tho [...]
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1patstoll Stoll Oct 31, 2020 - 18:36 PM
I loved reading this book, it made me remember the thrill of reading "The Feminine Mystique" many years ago. Betty has guided my life, rest her soul. This is a memoir, but deals with the same issues.
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Frederick Bingham Oct 31, 2020 - 18:36 PM
Autobiography of Betty Friedan, one of the founders of the modern feminist movement. I lightly skimmed parts of it. It contains some juicy tidbits concerning an affair she carried out for 10 years with David Manning White, my uncle.
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Renee Oct 31, 2020 - 18:36 PM
Interesting inside story of the women's movement . Took a while to finish though .
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Lmsh Oct 31, 2020 - 18:36 PM
A view at a truly phenomenal life written by the woman herself. She is an inspiration.
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Stephanie Oct 31, 2020 - 18:36 PM
I didn't think I would like this book but I ended up loving it. It's very inspirational and tells great stories about the time period in history.
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Jean Oram Oct 31, 2020 - 18:36 PM
An amazing woman and an amazing life. Who would have thought someone this strong and influential would be caught up in domestic violence?
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Molly Oct 31, 2020 - 18:36 PM
Friedan's portrayal of casual (and not so casual) sexism is so relatable. Her warm recounting of her life and ideas makes the whole issue less polarizing and "radical". Loved the writing.
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Life So Far: A Memoir By Betty Friedan In Life So Far, Friedan takes us on an intimate journey throughout her own life, from her lonely childhood to the founding of Now, and her brilliant, contentious, and brave leadership of the movement.Friedan chronicles the secret underground of women in Washington in the early sixties who drafted her to spearhead an NAACP for women, and the daring of many who spoke out aIn Life So Far, Friedan takes us on an intimate journey throughout her own life, from her lonely childhood to the founding of Now, and her brilliant, contentious, and brave leadership of the movement.Friedan chronicles the secret underground of women in Washington in the early sixties who drafted her to spearhead an NAACP for women, and the daring of many who spoke out against discrimination for the first time She recounts the political infighting and dirty tricks within the movement, and the forces that tried to destroy it, and how hard she fought to keep the movement practical and free of extremism, including man hating Friedan is frank about her twenty two year marriage to an advertising entrepreneur, which deteriorated into physical abuse.Forthright, full of stories and larger than life characters, it is the scope of Friedan s vision and achievements that make her memoir so important and compelling In Life So Far, an account only she could have written, Friedan spares neither herself nor anyone else.

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