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Betty Friedan: Magnificent Disrupter

From the Jewish Lives Series at Yale University Press. Out now!

Betty Friedan Magnificent Disrupter book by Rachel Shteir Yale Jewish Lives

"Rachel Shteir offers a vivid portrait of Friedan as a person—her difficult character, her immense accomplishments, her relationships with friends and family, her struggles in personal, professional and political life. The time is ripe for a reevaluation of Friedan."


Katha Pollitt, author of Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

"Sympathetic but never less than clear-eyed, Rachel Shteir explores the achievements that put Betty Friedan at the center of the movement for women’s rights. An insightful and meticulously detailed portrait of one of America’s most successful political activists.”


Sigrid Nunez, author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag

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