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Saturday's Child: A Memoir

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Robin Morgan is known as a prize-winning author, a political theorist, and a founder of the contemporary women's movement. But these adult accomplishments eclipsed an earlier fame. "Saturday's child has to work for a living," and Morgan has--since the age of two. She was a tot model, had her own radio show at age four, and was a child star on television, including on the p ...more
Hardcover, 528 pages
Published November 17th 2000 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published November 1st 2000)
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Michelle L
Dec 17, 2016 Michelle L rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Being a contemporary of Robin Morgan, with memories of her childhood acting career, and having been very conscious of the women's movement, in fact, modifying my views and life because of it, Ms Morgan has had my admiration and respect for decades. No less so now that I have read a large portion of this purposeful and involving memoir. The only reason I haven't finished it is that the drama level in my own life has been somewhat on the upswing and it wasn't going to work, sharing her increasingl ...more
Donna Davis
Robin Morgan is one of the mothers of contemporary feminism. She has charted history, together with other women and those who support them, in more ways than I can even keep track of. Although she was once famous for her performances as a child actor, it is for her feminism that I know her, and for that reason I was eager to read her memoir. Thank you to Net Galley and Open Road Integrated Media for the ARC.

Now a social warrior of advanced age, she is still undoubtedly one of the most articulate
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Karen
Nov 09, 2014 Karen rated it it was amazing
Robin Morgan has written a riveting, passionate, politically inspiring memoir. I was fascinated by the stories she told about her childhood as a radio and TV child actress and her emergence as one of the leaders of the second wave of feminism. This memoir is a perfect example of how the personal and political inform each other and I rooted for the author as she as she painstakingly began to listen to her own voice. She is honest about her flaws and of her sorrows and of her determination to crea ...more
Roy
Oct 25, 2009 Roy rated it really liked it
Lengthy on her childhood history as a child star with her mothe and aunt using her as their means of livelihoo... He life is no model to follow, but is an inspiring example of survival and service in a spirit of both compassion and tenacity.
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Nov 16, 2009 Jodie rated it it was amazing
Robin is a fantastic storyteller, she weaves you through her world with a window into becoming and the wild road it is messed with a sharp political eye witnessing all she passes. Inspiring, engaging and deliciously feminist.
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An award-winning poet, novelist, political theorist, feminist activist, journalist, editor, and best-selling author, Robin Morgan has published 20 books, including the now-classic anthologies Sisterhood Is Powerful (Random House, 1970) and Sisterhood Is Global (Doubleday, l984; updated edition, The Feminist Press, 1996); with the recent Sisterhood Is Forever (Washington Square Press, 2003). ...more
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