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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

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Sword of the Heart
Maureen Kurr
Progress: 488/488 pages
The Jews in America: The Roots, History, and Destiny of American Jews
Max I. Dimont
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Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Ibram X. Kendi
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All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
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Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
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The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
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Linda Hilton
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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer
The Power of Myth
Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers
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Reading progress update: I've read 159 out of 285 pages.

My Life on the Road - Gloria Steinem

On the response of women to Hillary Clinton's failure/refusal to leave Bill after revelations of his infidelity:

 

"It dawned on me that if a sexual connection is the only bond between a husband and wife, an affair can make her feel replaceable -- and perhaps cause her to be replaced.  This was not only emotionally painful but devastating when it also meant losing social identity and economic security as well.  I began to understand that Hillary represented the very public, in-your-face opposite of the precarious and unequal lives that some women were living.  In a classic sense, they were trying to kill the messenger."

 

 

 

 

 

This is a very powerful section for me to read, often bringing tears to my eyes.  The chapter is titled "When the Political is Personal."  I did not expect it to hit home as hard as it has.

 

I've admired Steinem for a long time, and have read a lot of her writing.  This book, however, is making everything personal.  Even though I'm only a little more than halfway through it, I highly, highly recommend it.  She'd have to really eff up from here on out for this to be anything less than a full and enthusiastic five stars.