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Becoming Myself: Reflections on Growing Up Female (Hardcover)

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In the tradition of "The Right Words at the Right Time" comes a collection of original essays on the joys, trials, and unexpected outcomes of growing up female, written by dozens of celebrities, writers, and exceptional women.

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In the tradition of The Right Words at the Right Time, a collection of original essays on the joys, trials, and unexpected outcomes of growing up female by dozens of celebrities, writers, and exceptional women.

An inspiring collection of essays from a wide range of notable women, on the experience of being female. Sixty-seven original essays from celebrities and writers, including Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, J.K. Rowling, Julia Stiles, Maya Angelou, Kate Spade, Helen Hunt, Zane, Patti LaBelle, Joyce Carol Oates, Lily Tomlin, and many more. Subjects covered include everything from how it felt for Vanessa Williams to be stripped of her Miss America crown to Meryl Streep's definition of real freedom. The essays are funny, poignant, indignant, nostalgic, and powerfully female.

About the Author:
Willa Shalit is an author, artist and activist-entrepreneur who uses the arts for social change. She produced Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues and was instrumental in raising it from a fringe play to a global phenomenon. With Ensler she co-founded V-Day, the global movement to stop violence against women. Shalit served as Special Advisor to the United Nations Development Fund for Women and is an internationally recognized sculptor who founded the Touch Foundation so the blind could "see" sculpture in museums. She was the subject of the Emmy-winning documentary Willa: Behind the Mask. Daughter of of NBC movie critic Gene Shalit, she lives in New York and Santa Fe with her husband and daughter.


Publisher Hyperion Books
Mfg Part# 9781401301392
SKU 202085591
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1401301398
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0288
Publisher Hyperion Books
$29.64 + free shipping
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