“Some women ignored what was expected and forged careers in fields traditionally reserved for men. In other words, they had “men’s” jobs. I wanted to know where that ambition came from.”
“I was/am struck by the women in The How and the Why. I hadn’t seen them onstage before. Nor had I quite heard from them before.”
In the encyclopedic, fascinating, and intermittently infuriating “The Woman Reader,” author Belinda Jack argues that we should not fear the battle between paper vs. pixels, but value reading and the ways it nourishes a woman’s inner life.