No Excuses

9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think about Power

By Gloria Feldt
(Seal Press, Hardcover, 9781580053280, 384pp.)

Publication Date: September 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

Feminist icon Gloria Feldt pulls no punches in her new book, which encourages women to step into positions of power and leadership—now. In No Excuses, she argues that the most confounding problem facing women today isn’t that doors aren’t open, but that not enough women are walking through them. From the boardroom to the bedroom, public office to personal relationships, she asserts that nobody is keeping women from parity—except themselves.

Through interviews, historical perspective, and anecdotes, No Excuses examines why barriers to equality still exist in American society. Feldt employs a no-nonsense, tough-love point of view to expose the internal and external roadblocks holding women back, but she doesn’t place blame; rather, she provides inspiration, hope, and courage—as well as concrete “power tools”—the 9 ways, with one highlighted in each chapter—to aid women in securing equality and justice for themselves.

No Excuses is a timely and invaluable book that intends to help women equalize gender power in politics, work, and love.




About the Author

Gloria Feldt is a best-selling author, commentator, and public speaker on women, feminism, politics, leadership, media, and health. Former President and CEO of Planned Parenthood, she teaches “Women, Power, and Leadership” at Arizona State University. She splits her time between New York City and Scottsdale, Arizona.




Praise For No Excuses

“I was incredibly moved by the inspiring stories in No Excuses. To honor the women who came before us, we need to recognize each other and listen for our inherent wisdom. This is a book you’ll be quoting.” —Rosario Dawson, actress

“Feldt is one of the most motivating women in America, period. Her observations are sharp and her courage is contagious—for women of both political parties.” —Cindi Leive,
Editor-In-Chief of Glamour magazine

“An up-to-the-minute, indispensable book. This book is the coach young women need.” —Gloria Steinem

“One of those books that has the power to change your life. It’s challenging and smart, but most important, it gives you actual tools you can use to walk in your own power.”
—Jane Fonda

“Gloria’s redefinition of power is exactly what the world needs today.”—Peter Buffett, composer, philanthropist, and author of Life Is What You Make It

No Excuses challenges women to embrace their strength and choose power over fear.” —Jehmu Greene, President, Women’s Media Center

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