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In Her Own Words: Women's Memoirs from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States

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Jill Ker Conway, author of one of the most celebrated memoirs of recent decades, is also the premier anthologist of women's autobiographical writing. In Her Own Words is Conway's distillation of women's experience from the British Commonwealth world she came from, compared with major themes in women's lives in the United States, which is now her home.
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Published March 9th 1999 by Vintage
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This book held special interest to me having grown up in the Outback of Australia, and ironically, in the same area that Jill Kerr Conway spent part of her childhood. Our paths crossed back then and years later, many years later, I was watching C-Span and on the book review she was the guest author. Amazing. A great read. A woman whose life eventually led her to become President of Smith College in the Eastern United States.
Kept this at my bedside to read and reread. N First-person writings by women of all classes and races. Not political or polemic, but personal, about their lives. One of the great memoir/essay anthologies.
Most of it was really interesting and kept my attention.
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Jill Ker Conway, AC (born 9 October 1934) is an Australian-American author. Well known for her autobiographies, in particular her first memoir, The Road from Coorain. She was also Smith College's first woman president, from 1975–1985, and now serves as a Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2004 she was designated a Women's History Month Honoree by the National Women ...more
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