Heroes in My Head: A Memoir by Judy RebickHeroes in My Head: A Memoir by Judy Rebick

Heroes in My Head: A Memoir

byJudy Rebick

Paperback | April 10, 2018

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In this riveting memoir, renowned feminist Judy Rebick tells the story of the eleven personalities she developed in order to help her cope with, and survive, childhood sexual abuse. In Heroes in My Head, Rebick chronicles her struggle with depression in the 1980s, when she became a high-profile spokesperson for the pro-choice movement during the fight to legalize abortion. It was in the 1990s, when she took on her biggest challenge as a public figure by becoming president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, that her memories began to surface and became too persistent to ignore.

Rebick reveals her moment of discovery: meeting the eleven personalities; uncovering her repressed memories of childhood sexual abuse; and then communicating with each personality in therapy and on the page in a journal - all of this while she is leading high-profile national struggles against a Conservative government.

Heroes in My Head is a fascinating, heartbreaking, but ultimately empowering story. With courage and honesty, Rebick lays bare the public and private battles that have shaped her life.

JUDY REBICK is a well-known social justice and feminist activist, writer, journalist, educator, and speaker. She is the author of Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political, Occupy This!, Ten Thousand Roses: The Making of a Feminist Revolution, Imagine Democracy. Founding publisher of rabble.ca, Canada's popular independent...
Title:Heroes in My Head: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 10, 2018Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1487003579

ISBN - 13:9781487003579


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful, honest, and utterly riveting Judy Rebick combines a sometimes disturbing, sometimes funny, and sometimes inspirational personal story with a social history of the counter-culture and early days of the women's movement in the 60s/70s/80s. From start to finish it is searingly honest and revealing, which makes it add up to a terrific read. Yes, it tells a difficult and wrenching personal story, but it left me (and I'm sure will leave you) feeling hopeful and even joyous about our capacity to work not only to change ourselves but the world.
Date published: 2018-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a must read. I just finished reading Heroes in My Head, this afternoon. I found it informative, well written with a very powerful message. I have read a number of biographies over the years. This one is one of the best I have read. Folks are in for a real treat when you come here in October!” Lisa Zigler
Date published: 2018-05-14

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Judy Rebick and Heroes in My Head: "Rebick writes with an authoritative voice about an undeniably difficult subject." - Quill & QuirePraise for Judy Rebick and Occupy This:"Occupy This is exemplary . . . a much needed demystification of the Occupy movement." - Socialist Project"Rebick is [a] gifted storyteller and her flair for the literary and ability to personalize Occupy through accounts of the people involved make this book compulsory reading for anyone seeking an understanding of the movement." - Literary Review of CanadaPraise for Judy Rebick and Transforming Power:"If you have niggling doubts about staying on the train we've been riding, you should read Transforming Power. It's exciting to travel to worlds where completely new realities seem possible." - Globe and Mail"Judy Rebick has written an important book, sharing field notes from a journey she describes as her 'political rethinking' . . . she dares to open herself to both new tools and new conceptions . . . that come from people to whom many progressives have paid little more than lip service." - Herizons"Judy Rebick has the goods. In turns funny, epic, and triumphant, Transforming Power is an authentic call to action from an author who has been on the front lines of this critical struggle. A must read for anyone who is serious about real-time activism." - Guerrilla News Network"[Transforming Power] will make you think differently about power, and what it really means to work for social change." - See MagazinePraise for Judy Rebick and Ten Thousand Roses: The Making of a Feminist Revolution:"Ten Thousand Roses, by prominent activist, academic, and media commentator Judy Rebick, isn't always an easy read, but it should be required reading for the many young women today who benefit greatly from - and live in blissful ignorance of - the efforts of the second wave of feminists." - Quill & Quire"Ten Thousand Roses is a useful and informative account of the mainstream women's movement in Canada. . . . a worthwhile read for anyone interested in fighting patriarchy, particularly budding young feminists." - Briarpatch Magazine