An American Daughter

by Wendy Wassrstein

L.A. Theatre Works | January 15, 2001 | CD Unabridged

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Lyssa Dent Hughes is a well-known and highly regarded health crusader. She’s also the daughter of a Republican senator, a direct descendant of Ulysses S. Grant, the wife of a professor, and the president’s nominee for surgeon general. A minor mistake, accidentally brought up by a friend, sends the press on a series of spiraling attacks that leave Hughes increasingly vulnerable.

Format: CD Unabridged

Published: January 15, 2001

Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1580811868

ISBN - 13: 9781580811866

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An American Daughter

by Wendy Wassrstein

Format: CD Unabridged

Published: January 15, 2001

Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1580811868

ISBN - 13: 9781580811866

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Lyssa Dent Hughes is a well-known and highly regarded health crusader. She’s also the daughter of a Republican senator, a direct descendant of Ulysses S. Grant, the wife of a professor, and the president’s nominee for surgeon general. A minor mistake, accidentally brought up by a friend, sends the press on a series of spiraling attacks that leave Hughes increasingly vulnerable.

About the Author

Playwright Wendy Wasserstein was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 18, 1950. Her early education took place at the exclusive Calhoun School. After attending Mount Holyoke College, Wasserstein completed an M.A. at City College of New York and continued her studies at Yale University's School of Drama. A one-act play not only served as her M.F.A. thesis but became the basis for her successful full-length work, Uncommon Women and Others. She succeeded in establishing herself commercially as the preeminent chronicler of recent changes in the women's movement. Her first off-Broadway success, Uncommon Women and Others (1977), is an affectionate comedy portraying the aspirations of a group of seniors at a prestigious women's college. Isn't It Romantic (1979) is a sequel that examines the lives of two friends as they come to terms with their personal and professional lives in the years following their graduation. The Heidi Chronicles (1989), traces the history of the women's movement from the consciousness-raising 1960s through the social changes of the 1980s. It not only received the prestigious Pulitzer Prize but virtually every other major award: the Tony, the New York Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for most outstanding play by a woman, and the Hull-Warriner Award for the best play dealing with a controversial subject. Feminists, however, criticized the play as part of an anti-feminist "backlash." She also wrote the scre
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