When Everything Changed (Hardcover)

A Keepsake Journal: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present

By Gail Collins

Little, Brown and Company, 9780316369824, 336pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/21/2010)
Hardcover (10/14/2009)

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November 2009 Indie Next List

“Gail Collins, a New York Times columnist, interviewed hundreds of people from not only the women's movement but, also, the civil rights movement, and her history encompasses the major events from the 1950s to the present, putting society's changes into context. This amazing book is necessary reading for everyone.”
— Barbara Hoagland, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT
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A Keepsake Edition of the national bestseller, now with space to preserve and share personal memories of the way things were.

When Everything Changed begins in 1960, when most American women had to get their husbands' permission to apply for a credit card. A comprehensive mix of oral history and Gail Collins's keen research--covering politics, fashion, popular culture, economics, sex, families, and work--When Everything Changed brings vividly to life five decades of cataclysmic transformation. It is a dynamic story, told with the down-to-earth, amusing, and agenda-free tone for which its author, a widely admired New York Times columnist, is renowned.

This special Keepsake Edition of the book is both for women who want to record their own recollections of decades past and for their daughters and granddaughters who may want to interview their elders for posterity--and to see their history in a rich new way.

About the Author

Gail Collins is a columnist for the New York Times. From 2001-2007 she was editorial page editor of the paper--the first woman to have held that position.

Praise For When Everything Changed: A Keepsake Journal: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present

"Splendid...Collins is a masterful storyteller."—Glenn C. Altschuler, NPR.com

"Did feminism fail? Gail Collins's smart, thorough, often droll and extremely readable account of women's recent history in America not only answers this question brilliantly, but also poses new ones about the past and the present."—Amy Bloom, The New York Times Book Review

"Riveting and remarkably thorough in its account of this tumultuous period."—Rasha Madkour, Los Angeles Times

"Compulsively readable."—Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News

"Gail Collins has an unflaggingly intelligent conversational style that gives this book a personal and authoritative tone all at once."—Cathleen Schine, The New York Review of Books

"Exhilarating, accessible, and inspiring."—Katha Pollitt, Slate.com

"Gail Collins is such a delicious wrter, it's easy to forget the scope of her scholarship in this remarkable look at women's progress."—People