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Title:
Trainwreck : the women we love to hate, mock, and fear ... and why
ISBN:
9781612195636
Physical Description:
xx, 297 pages ; 22 cm
Contents:
Preface: Our trainwrecks, ourselves -- The trainwreck: her crimes. Sex ; Need ; Madness ; Death -- The trainwreck: her options. Shut up ; Speak up -- The trainwreck: her role. Scapegoat ; Revolutionary -- Conclusion: The view from the tracks.
Summary:
"From Mary Wollstonecraft--who, for decades after her death, was more famous for her illegitimate child and suicide attempts than for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman--to Charlotte Brontë, Billie Holiday, Sylvia Plath, and even Hillary Clinton, [this book] dissects a centuries-old phenomenon and asks what it means now, in a time when we have unprecedented access to celebrities and civilians alike, and when women are pushing harder than ever against the boundaries of what it means to 'behave'"--Amazon.com.
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