Pageturners (South) Monthly Meeting

March Book Selection:

"The Good Girls Revolt..."

In The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace (public library), Lynn Povich, one of the originalNewsweek staffers who helmed the watershed lawsuit, tells its previously untold story, building — or, perhaps, deconstructing — around it a larger narrative about the tectonic shifts in gender politics in the past four decades and where this leaves us today. Not unlike Mad Men, it exposes the many social, cultural, and legal limits for women at the time, but also tells what Povich calls a "coming-of-age story about a generation of ‘good girls’ who found [themselves] in the revolutionary ’60s." Perhaps most jarring of all, however, is that even as we read on as modern people who take pride in the progress of the past half-century, we become increasingly aware of the subtler but no less damaging sexist undercurrents that, forty years later, still permeate many social structures and cultural institutions."

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  • Margarita B.

    Upon the loss of my brother who passed away in February, I was told by a dear friend to read the book: "Proof of Heaven" author Eben Alexander, M.D. a neurosurgeon's journey into the Afterlife. I would like to recommend this read. Hopefully it will be selected by the group.

    1 · March 5, 2014

    • Maria H

      Keep the information handy and submit it again when we make our book selection requests.

      March 6, 2014

    • Rachel T.

      I am very interested.Sorry for the loss of your brother.

      March 19, 2014

  • Maria A. M.

    Apologies to all but I will have to attend a writing workshop at the University--for my classes , and will not be able to attend--so I had to change my plans. See you next month!

    March 19, 2014

  • Stephanie

    Margarita, so sorry to hear about your brother. I'll be thinking about both of you...The book sounds wonderful, I'm going to read it. I actually heard about it when it came out and people loved it. Thank you for putting this out there...

    1 · March 6, 2014

  • Margarita B.

    excerpts of review on book: Proof of Heaven:
    Eben Alexander III has been an academic neurosurgeon for the last 25 years, including 15 years at the Brigham & Women's and the Children's Hospitals and Harvard Medical School in Boston. Over his academic career he authored or co-authored over 150 chapters and papers in peer reviewed journals, and made over 200 presentations at conferences and medical centers around the world. He thought he had a very good idea of how the brain generates consciousness, mind and spirit.
    On November 10, 2008, he was driven into coma by a rare and mysterious bacterial meningitis-encephalitis of unknown cause. He spent a week in coma on a ventilator, his prospects for survival diminishing rapidly. ..... yet he awoke with memories of a fantastic odyssey deep into another realm - more real than this earthly one!
    His story offers a crucial key to the understanding of reality and human consciousness....

    1 · March 5, 2014

    • Maria H

      If you like - please submit this book for our next go around of books.

      March 6, 2014

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