Wednesday, 14 December 2011



This is the  first edition of the book that changed my life.

It's not something much you’d much enjoy reading now,  and nor would I. It's preachy, repetitive and by this time an expression of the blindingly obvious. But when it came out in 1963 its message was literally liberating.  It would take more than one book to change the course of history,but I think it would be fair to say that it speeded up  the revolution.

1 comment:

  1. Agreed. I also read many subsequent (now) classics and they do seem very heavy going. I recently reviewed a book called Still Murder by Finola Moorhead (Spinifex press), written in 1991 but really about the post-Vietnam fallout on individuals in Australia. I did enjoy the book, but it certainly reminded me of reading all those early feminist tomes!