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Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women

Traister, Rebecca

Verlag: Tantor Audio, 2010
ISBN 10: 140011800X / ISBN 13: 9781400118007
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Titel: Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that ...

Verlag: Tantor Audio

Erscheinungsdatum: 2010

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Inhaltsangabe: In the last two years, the United States?its history, assumptions, prejudices, and vocabulary?have all cracked open. A woman won a state presidential primary contest (quite a few of them, actually) for the first time in this country's history. Less than a year later, a vice-presidential candidate concluded her appearance in a national debate and immediately reached for her newborn baby. A few months after that, an African American woman moved into the White House not as an employee but as the First Lady. She is only the third First Lady in American history to have a postgraduate degree, and for most of her marriage, she has out-earned her husband.

In Big Girls Don't Cry, Rebecca Traister, a columnist whose election coverage garnered much attention, makes sense of this moment in American history, in which women broke barriers and changed the country's narrative in completely unexpected ways: How did the volatile, exhilarating events of the 2008 election fit together? What lessons can be learned from these great political upheavals about women, politics, and the media?

In an utterly engaging, razor-sharp narrative interlaced with her first-person account of being a young woman navigating this turbulent and exciting time, Traister explores how?thanks to the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, and the history-making work and visibility of Michelle Obama, Tina Fey, Rachel Maddow, Katie Couric, and others?women began to emerge stronger than ever on the national stage.

Über den Autor: Rebecca Traister, a staff writer for, has written for a range of national publications, including Elle, the New York Times, Vogue, and the Nation.

Kirsten Potter has won AudioFile Earphones Awards for her reading of The Snowball by Alice Schroeder and her performance as Barbara in George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara. Her reading of Madapple by Christina Meldrum was a Booklist Editors' Choice for Best Audiobook 2008.

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