When Everything Changed

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Pub. Date: 2010-10-21
Publisher(s): HACHETTE
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This is a wonderful, creative, and informative textbook about a revolution that seems to have gone unnoticed. When Everything Changed is an entertaining, but more importantly, a knowledgeable textbook of recent history that should be read by women of all ages! I highly recommend this textbook as a must read for women and men of all ages.






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Summary

When Everything Changed begins in 1960, when most American women had to get their husbands' permission to apply for a credit card. It ends in 2008 with Hillary Clinton's historic presidential campaign. This was a time of cataclysmic change, when, after four hundred years, expectations about the lives of American women were smashed in just a generation.

A comprehensive mix of oral history and Gail Collins's keen research--covering politics, fashion, popular culture, economics, sex, families, and work--When Everything Changed is the definitive book on five crucial decades of progress. The enormous strides made since 1960 include the advent of the birth control pill, the end of "Help Wanted--Male" and "Help Wanted--Female" ads, and the lifting of quotas for women in admission to medical and law schools. Gail Collins describes what has happened in every realm of women's lives, partly through the testimonies of both those who made history and those who simply made their way.

Picking up where her highly lauded book America's Women left off, When Everything Changed is a dynamic story, told with the down-to-earth, amusing, and agenda-free tone for which this beloved New York Times columnist is known. Older readers, men and women alike, will be startled as they are reminded of what their lives once were--"Father Knows Best" and "My Little Margie" on TV; daily weigh-ins for stewardesses; few female professors; no women in the Boston marathon, in combat zones, or in the police department. Younger readers will see their history in a rich new way. It has been an era packed with drama and dreams--some dashed and others realized beyond anyone's imagining.

Gail Collins, New York Times columnist and bestselling author, recounts the astounding revolution in women's lives over the past 50 years, with her usual "sly wit and unfussy style" -People

"Readers familiar with her work will recognize her eye for ironic detail in this wry, insightful and comprehensive book...there are many wonderful, triumphal moments...Collins wants us to remember how bad things were in the 1960s, and she succeeds." -Politics Daily Jill Lawrence

"A revelatory book for readers of both sexes, and sure to become required reading for any American women's-studies course." -Kirkus

"Compulsively readable....Millions lived through the material Collins covers in her new book. To those who did not, it might read a little like science fiction." -The Dallas Morning News Chris Vognar

"Gail Collins walks you through a fascinating five decades of history that shows you just how far women have come." -LadiesHomeJournal.com

Author Biography

Gail Collins-áwas-áthe Editorial Page Editor for theNew York Times from 2001-2007--the first woman to have held that position. She currently writes a column for the Time's Op-Ed page twice weekly.

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