For Her Own Good

Two Centuries of the Experts Advice to Women

By Barbara Ehrenreich; Deirdre English
(Anchor Books, Paperback, 9781400078004, 410pp.)

Publication Date: January 4, 2005

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A provocative new perspective on female history, the history of American medicine and psychology, and the history of child-rearing unlike any other.




About the Author
Barbara Ehrenreich is the bestselling author of sixteen previous books, including "Nickel and Dimed", "Bait and Switch", "Bright-sided", "This Land Is Their Land", "Dancing In The Streets" and "Blood Rites". A frequent contributor to "Harper's" and "The Nation", she has also been a columnist at "The New York Times" and "Time" magazine.

"A simply brilliant, hilarious satirist."--"The Baltimore Sun"

"It would be hard to find a wittier, more insightful guide to the last three decades than Ehrenreich. Arguing with her is part of the pleasure of reading her."--Laura Shapiro, "Newsweek"



Deirdre English is the former editor of Mother Jones magazine. She has written for the Nation, New York Times Book Review, San Francisco Magazine, S.F. Chronicle Sunday Magazine, Vogue, and public radio and television. Currently, English is a professor at University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.
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