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Bad Girls Go Everywhere by Jennifer Scanlon
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Sep 30, 2009

it was ok

This book is an academic treatise mysteriously packaged as a best seller. We have 200 pages of endless minutia on the life of HGB plus 40 pages of footnotes. We learn what clubs she joined in high school, about her acne, her weight and told (twice) that she was a thrifty while her husband was a big tipper. Far too much information. While the author makes a case that HGB was a feminist in a way - encouraging women to find self worth through work (along the lines of Betty Friedan)and - more than other feminists - refusing to see women as victims - it was worrisome her acceptance of what in modern terms could only be defined as sexual harrassment.
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Lcbogota Your review is greatly entertaining; sounds like the book was not!


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