Writing the Revolution by Michele LandsbergWriting the Revolution by Michele Landsberg

Writing the Revolution

byMichele Landsberg

Paperback | October 18, 2011

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When Michele Landsberg’s first column for the Toronto Star hit newsstands in May 1978 it was the first time a feminist interpretation of the news had made it into daily circulation in a Canadian newspaper. While not sure initially if she wanted to be the Star’s “woman columnist”, Michele tried to use her column as a voice for those who had none. The hundreds of letters that poured in – both those in support of what she was writing and those outraged by it – let her know that what she was doing not only mattered, it was badly needed. For twenty-five years, Michele Landsberg chronicled the lives of women, their struggles and their achievements. She became an activist in support of women’s rights, childcare programs, education reform, rape crisis centres, women’s work and health, and many more hotly debated issues. Her columns were a force for social and legal change – women turned to her because they knew that they could count on her to tell the real story. In Writing the Revolution, Michele takes the best of those 3000 columns and uses them to reflect on the past, present, and future of women’s lives in Canada. While recognizing the success of the women’s movement, she knows the fight is not over. A feminist hero and an unflinching activist, Michele is an inspiration to the women who read her column, and to a passionate new generation of women who are fighting to see that the revolution continues.
Michele Landsberg began her career with The Globe and Mail in the 1960s and moved to Chatelaine Magazine in the 70s, under the editorship of Doris Anderson, before moving to the Star. She is the author of three best-selling books: Women and Children First, Michele Landsberg’s Guide to Children’s Books and “This is New York, Honey!”. Sh...
Title:Writing the RevolutionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.77 inPublished:October 18, 2011Publisher:Second Story PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897187998

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In my books, she remains revolutionary. - Buried in Print - 20121002