The Conversation Begins: Mothers and Daughters Talk About Living Feminism
Available from more sellers
A Bantam Book/May 1996. First printing, full number line. Inscribed and signed by author Christina Baker in black ink on the half title page: "To P-- S-- / With my very best wishes / Christina Baker / May 2, 1996." Separate inscription by previous owner to P-- on the front endpaper. Book is tight and square, one page is corner creased, light fading to board edges. Jacket is price-clipped, crinkled at top and bottom of spine but no tears or chips. Brodart-protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000214
About this title:
Sisterhood, not motherhood, has been the focus of American feminism for the past twenty-five years. In fact, during the 70s many feminists viewed motherhood as a hindrance to women's progress toward equality, an attitude that alienated legions of potentially feminist women by ignoring--even disparaging--the needs and concerns of those who were mothers.
Nevertheless, many of those women had daughters who now have come of age and are reshaping the women's movement to suit their needs. The passing of the torch has not been entirely smooth, however. As young women define an agenda of their own, they also find themselves having to assess the legacy of their foremothers--for better and for worse.
In The Conversation Begins, Christina Looper Baker and her daughter, Christina Baker Kline, draw on talks with a diverse range of over sixty women of both generations, asking provocative, often painful questions in an attempt to bridge the gap between them. Revealing first-person narratives based on interviews with twenty-two sets of feminist mothers and daughters--including Paula Gunn Allen, Letty Pogrebin, Naomi Wolf, Barbara Ehrenreich, Marilyn French, Tillie Olsen, Joy Harjo, and many others--comprise the heart of this magnificent testament to the strength of American feminism and the bond between feminist mothers and daughters.
Title: The Conversation Begins: Mothers and ...
Publisher: Bantam, New York
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition.
Payment Methods Accepted by Seller
Black Falcon Books
Wellesley, MA, U.S.A.
AbeBooks Seller Since July 23, 2012
We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged)
or if the
order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the
date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use
bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business
27 Seaver St.
Wellesley, MA 02481
Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books
weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact
you to let you know extra shipping is required.
Store Description: Black Falcon Books is an online seller with a broad range of titles, including fiction and nonfiction, hardcover and paperback, many of them signed by authors.