VFA Recommended Books

The Sisterhood

"And logically enough, as the millennium turned, Jacqui Ceballos had hauled together a strong gemutlich organization called the Veteran Feminists of America to celebrate and welcome all those who played a part in that great revolution."

Book Description

The original, best-selling, classic feminist history, a Book of the Month Club Featured Alternate, submitted by Simon & Schuster for a Pulitzer Prize. "Marcia Cohen has cleverly and wisely chosen to trace the history of the fractured feminist movement via interwoven biographies of head honchas, tying up those loose ends better than most novelists and displaying an awesome gift for making her story move. Utterly delightful. Run, don't walk to the nearest bookstore for this one. There's not a dull page in it!" (Florence King, Newsday) "It analyzes the human side of the sisterhood, provides the colorful aspects, gossips about personal lives and finally gives the group their much-earned praise for changing the way this society treats its female members." (The New York Times Book Review) "This is a fascinating, funny and, at times, sad, cultural history of the women's movement during the passionate years of the 60s and 70s." (People Magazine)

The Kirkus Review
"Her pages crackle with such energy they almost turn themselves."

An ultimate history of the feminist movement reveals the inside story of the passion, personality, ambition, and courage of the women who created the movement, focusing on such leaders as Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinam, Germaine Greer, and Kate Millet.

About the Author
Marcia Cohen is a journalist/historian, and a former editor at Hearst, Gannett, and the New York Daily News. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine as well as many other national publications. Born and raised in Binghamton, NY, she lives in New York City and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Contact marciacohen1@comcast.net

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