Search Results: "Betty Friedan"


BOOK REVIEW

BETTY FRIEDAN by Judith Hennessee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

67943203.599 Hennessee, Judith BETTY FRIEDAN An exhaustive, readable, forthright biography of the woman who, however truculent she may have been in both personal and political disputes, earned her way as one who launched the second-wave feminist revolution. Read full book review >

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LIFE SO FAR by Betty Friedan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2000

"On the personal side, a best-case scenario; on the political side, a brilliant thinker sets the adrenaline flowing all over again."
Betty Friedan tells her side of the story, in an autobiography so amiable that friends and enemies alike will wonder what happened to the confrontational woman who was the intellectual tsunami in the second-wave struggle for women's rights. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 13, 2013

"A vastly significant book that has made a world of difference, much of it slowly acquired."
The 50th-anniversary edition of a modern classic, featuring an introduction by Gail Collins and an afterword by Anna Quindlen. Read full book review >

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THE FOUNTAIN OF AGE by Betty Friedan
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1993

A book that explodes the myths of aging—just as, 30 years ago, Friedan exploded the mirage of the contented housewife. Read full book review >

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BLACK BETTY by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"This latest installment, teeming with violence, bitterness, and compassion, is Mosley's finest work yet."
It's 1961, and Easy Rawlins has lost most of what he had five years ago in White Butterfly (1992). Read full book review >

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BETTY DOLL by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"It is a beautiful, loving treatment of one woman's life, but in the end likely to resonate more with adults than children. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A doll becomes the vehicle for Polacco's (The Butterfly, 2000, etc.) deeply felt remembrance of her mother, Mary Ellen. Read full book review >

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BETTY LOU BLUE by Nancy Crocker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Pair this with Feet Man and Mr. Tiny (April 2006) for a foot-long storytime theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Betty Lou Blue had the world's largest feet. Whackety, thwackety, flappety feet." Read full book review >

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BETTY BUNNY WANTS A GOAL by Michael B. Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Betty fails to score with this underinflated effort. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Betty Bunny returns for a fourth entry in this successful series, focusing this time on scoring a goal for her soccer team. Read full book review >

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BETTY BUNNY WANTS EVERYTHING by Michael B. Kaplan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"We don't know everything about Betty Bunny yet, and her new BFF, the bunny doll she names Little Betty, might turn out to be a handful, too. More, please. (Picture book. 3-6)"
That boisterous Betty Bunny is back, and she's just as much of a handful as she was in her initial outing (Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake, 2011). This time Betty's focused on choosing a toy at the store, but with so many choices, what's a bunny to do? Read full book review >

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Aunt Betty Horns In by Sally Sockwell
Released: July 5, 2016

"An amusing tale about unicorns in the city, with undertones of citizen action and female empowerment."
When New York City prosecutors try to debunk the "unicorns" in a circus, a young girl and her aunt's friends defend the maligned mythical animals in court. Read full book review >

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BETTY IN SPACE by Emma Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2013

"Amateurish, but blessedly brief and undeniably heartfelt, Betty's trip to space is a small step back for app-kind. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A child flies solo into space and makes a friend in an unremarkable story marred by sloppy text and a dearth of features. Read full book review >

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DEAR BOB, DEAR BETTY by Elizabeth Catherine Wright
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2009

"One-quarter diamond and three-quarters rough."
The correspondence between Frank Lloyd Wright's youngest child Robert Llewellyn (nicknamed Bob) and his bride-to-be Elizabeth Bryan Kehler (known as Betty) is laid bare in heartfelt detail. Read full book review >