Catalogue


Writing the revolution /
by Michele Landsberg.
imprint
Toronto : Second Story Press, c2011.
description
xi, 335 p. ill, ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1897187998 (Paper), 9781897187999 (Paper)
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imprint
Toronto : Second Story Press, c2011.
isbn
1897187998 (Paper)
9781897187999 (Paper)
general note
A collection of columns previously published in the Toronto Star.
catalogue key
7806228
 
Co-published by: Feminist History Society
A Look Inside
Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
Toronto Book Awards, CAN, 2012 : Nominated
Reviews
Review Quotes
"I think of Michele Landsberg's book as a clutch purse, in the sense that I tuck the gleaming thing under my folded arm, clutching it for safety and comfort and for the treasure it holds. Open it and jewels spill out: the stories of lives lived by women during feminism's second wave. Love, humiliation, struggle, pain, small triumphs, great victories, all dressed in this great woman's words imbued with the warmth for which she is famous. It isn't the book of the year or the decade, it's our own personal true story. "
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Quill & Quire, December 2011
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Summaries
Long Description
On the Front Lines of the Women's MovementWhen Michele Landsberg's first column for the Toronto Star hit newsstands in May 1978 it was the first time a feminist interpretation of the news had made it into daily circulation in a Canadian newspaper. While not sure initially if she wanted to be the Star's "woman columnist", Michele tried to use her column as a voice for those who had none. The hundreds of letters that poured in - both those in support of what she was writing and those outraged by it - let her know that what she was doing not only mattered, it was badly needed. For twenty-five years, Michele Landsberg chronicled the lives of women, their struggles and their achievements. She became an activist in support of women's rights, childcare programs, education reform, rape crisis centres, women's work and health, and many more hotly debated issues. Her columns were a force for social and legal change - women turned to her because they knew that they could count on her to tell the real story. In Writing the Revolution Michele takes the best of those 3000 columns and uses them to reflect on the past, present, and future of women's lives in Canada. While recognizing the success of the women's movement, she knows the fight is not over. A feminist hero and an unflinching activist, Michele is an inspiration to the women who read her column, and to a passionate new generation of women who are fighting to see that the revolution continues.
Main Description
A collection of journalist Michele Landsberg's Toronto Star columns, where she was a regular columnist for more than twenty-five years between 1978 and 2005. Michele has chosen her favorite and most relevant columns, using them as a lens to reflect on the the second wave of feminism and the issues facing women then and now. An icon of the feminist movement and a hero to many, through her writing and activism Michele played an important role in fighting for the rights of women, children, and the disenfranchised. Her insights are as powerful for the generation of women who experienced the second wave as for the rising tide of young feminists taking action today.
Main Description
A collection of journalist Michele Landsberg's Toronto Star columns where she was regular columnist for 25 years, between 1978 and 2005. This volume contains nearly 100 columns personally chosen by Michele as her favorite writings and most representative of the issues happening during the second wave of feminism. The full text of the columns is included, along with Michele's reflections on what it meant, what it means now, and what the future holds for the feminism.
Main Description
A collection of journalist Michele Landsberg's Toronto Star columns where she was regular columnist for 25 years, between 1978 and 2005. This volume contains nearly 100 columns personally chosen by Michele as her favourite writings and most representative of the issues happening during the second wave of feminism. The full text of the columns is included, along with Michele's reflections on what it meant, what it means now, and what the future holds for the feminism.

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