Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen
By (author) Alix Kates Shulman
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Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen by Alix Kates Shulman
Book DescriptionAlix Kates Shulman's "Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen" created a profound impact on the cultural landscape when it was originally published in 1972. A sardonic portrayal of one white, middle-class, Midwestern girl's coming-of-age, the novel takes a wry and prescient look at a range of experiences treated at the time as taboo but which were ultimately accepted as matters of major political significance: sexual harassment, job discrimination, the sexual double standard, rape, abortion restrictions, the double binds of marriage and motherhood, and the frantic quest for beauty. The book went on to sell more than a million copies and is regarded today as a classic, one of the first and best pieces of fiction born of the women's liberation movement. With many of its concerns still with us today, this witty and devastating novel continues to resonate with readers, and Sasha Davis has proved herself a prom queen for the ages.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780374530792
(210mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alix Kates Shulman
Drinking the Rain, Paperback / softback (July 2004)
At 50, Alix Shulman left a life dense with political activism, family and literary community and went to live alone on an island off the coast of Maine. Without plumbing, power, or a telephone, and foraging for wild greens and shellfish, she faced challenges that helped redefine her notions of independence and courage, confidence and creativity.
Red Emma Speaks, Paperback (May 1996)» View all books by Alix Kates Shulman
A collection of Goldman's speeches and writings, it attempts to show the relevance of Goldman's work and her life.
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Author Biography - Alix Kates Shulman
Alix Kates Shulman is the author of three other novels, the award-winning memoir "Drinking the Rain," two books on the anarchist Emma Goldman, and three children's books. She divides her time between New York City and Maine.
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