A Woman's Education: The Road from Coorain Leads to Smith College (Paperback)
The Road from Coorain Leads to Smith College
Vintage, 9780679744627, 160pp.
Publication Date: November 12, 2002
Conway took on the helm at Smith at the height of exploding culture wars and the rising popularity of coeducation. With the college's future at stake, she battled conservative faculty, ossified traditions, and doubtful funders to turn Smith into a place committed to preparing young women for the new realities of the future. Through it all, Conway served as an inspiration to thousands of students, while balancing the demands of her public role against the private pressures of coping with her husband's bipolar disorder. A moving tribute to the value of single-sex education and to one woman's achievements, A Woman's Education is sure to become a classic.
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Praise For A Woman's Education: The Road from Coorain Leads to Smith College…
“An exceptional story. . . . Crisp and engaging.” –San Francisco Chronicle
“Jill Ker Conway is a woman of extraordinary character, ability and ambition. One might hope to learn from her memoir how such talent emerges, and how it finds its best employment.” –The New York Times
“A lively book [by] a woman of strong convictions and forceful personality.” –The Boston Globe