Rosie's Daughters: The "First Woman To" Generation Tell Its Stories

Rosie s Daughters The First Woman To Generation Tell Its Stories ROSIE S DAUGHTERS is the first collective memoir of an entire generation of women and what a generation it is Women born between my generation danced to Elvis went to college burned our br

  • Title: Rosie's Daughters: The "First Woman To" Generation Tell Its Stories
  • Author: Matilda Butler Kendra Bonnett
  • ISBN: 9780979306198
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Paperback
  • ROSIE S DAUGHTERS is the first collective memoir of an entire generation of women and what a generation it is Women born between 1940 1945 my generation danced to Elvis, went to college, burned our bras, married and had babies or sometimes just had babies , climbed career ladders, and fought gender discrimination ROSIE S DAUGHTERS helps us understand the social contROSIE S DAUGHTERS is the first collective memoir of an entire generation of women and what a generation it is Women born between 1940 1945 my generation danced to Elvis, went to college, burned our bras, married and had babies or sometimes just had babies , climbed career ladders, and fought gender discrimination ROSIE S DAUGHTERS helps us understand the social contexts within which our stories have taken place It is impressively conceived and vividly told Susan Wittig Albert, best selling author of the China Bayles mystery series, founder of the Story Circle Network ROSIE S DAUGHTERS is a unique combination of personal stories, research, history, art and the author s own reflections, engagingly written and beautifully presented This is social history without the turgid prose, a compilation of interviews without the annoying interruption of flow, even a motivational book without the saccharine, in the appealing voice of a perceptive author Women who want to reflect constructively on their own lives will find much that is helpful here, as will students seeking to understand an era that powerfully affects their own Indeed, ROSIE S DAUGHTERS offers to all a prototype of how to present a rich feast of important information in an appealing, accessible way Geneva Overholser, Curtis B Hurley Chair in Public Affairs Reporting, University of MO and past Editor, Des Moines Register a masterful job of weaving many voices into a text that is easy to read and filled with Aha moments ROSIE S DAUGHTERS is a stunning contribution to the history of the movement in America I take it as a given that ROSIE S DAUGHTERS will be a textbook in every Women s Studies course across the country, but it deserves a wide readership among the general public as well ROSIE S DAUGHTERS helps me understand who those women were, the forces that shaped them, and how very rough and rocky the terrain was before they passed by Beth Proudfoot, Director of the East of Eden Writers Conference ROSIE S DAUGHTERS will resonate not only with those born in the early 1940s but with those of us who arrived a decade later, when sex segregated help wanted ads still prevailed and when women interested in math and science careers were steered toward school teaching and nursing Our daughters, sons, and grandchildren will learn of the experiences, triumphs, and failures of this generation through interviews, anecdotes, and historic photos in ROSIE S DAUGHTERS Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett have given us a provocative personal history of our time Christine L Borgman, Professor Presidential Chair in Information Studies, Univ of California, Los Angeles Diving into the memoir, ROSIE S DAUGHTERS, was like reading a fun history book where I recognized five generations of my own family I love the unique format of this book If I were studying history, I could cram for the test just by riding the fast track timeline that runs across the bottom of each page It is evident that Butler and Bonnett are not only scholars and psychologists, but compassionate human being who have added a significant chapter to our U.S history books Betty Auchard, speaker and award winning memoir author, Dancing in My Nightgown

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    1. Not the kind of book you’d pick up at first glance? Take a second glance, and linger. No, perhaps not your typical summer read, but I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I was drawn in by this many-faceted story of a generation of women that I, too, have experienced. This begins a bit into my mother’s generation, and it very much crosses into mine. I was amazed as I read—how far women have come since World War II. And, much saddened to equally realize how much we have regressed. Only t [...]

    2. I bought it after I got bombarded by the Kappa listserve, repeatedly, but it's quite insightful and an interesting history lesson. It's surprising how small this particular generation is, women born between 1940 and 1945, but still amazing how much they contributed. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, belonged to this generation of Rosie's Daughters among many others!

    3. Exceptionsl resource and amazing inspirationch more than I expected or thought this was.Thank you Kendra and Matilda for putting this together. I've learned so much and feel encouraged to continue writing as well as investing in my own Life Capitals.I will keep this close to me as I continue my journey!

    4. Very interesting to read the stories of women in the generation just before minewe commingle many of our experiences!

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