Books by Gail Collins
NPR stories about Gail Collins
In 1963 Betty Friedan published a groundbreaking work that empowered a generation of women. With World War II over, women who had been working were told to find fulfillment at home. "The moment was so pregnant and ready for an explosion," says New York Times columnist Gail Collins.
If these books prove anything, it's that the legacy of nonfiction storytelling is still very much alive. Steve Weinberg's picks reflect the depth and diversity of the 2009 current affairs library, ranging from investigations of the role of women in America to a look at what it means to sit supreme on the highest court in the U.S.
In When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present, author Gail Collins chronicles the transformation of women in society. Many of today's career advances were created by market forces, she says.
In When Everything Changed, Gail Collins outlines the way the women's liberation movement transformed of the lives of women in the United States. Reviewer Glenn Altschuler says Collins takes on topics from the Pill to Sarah Palin.
Gail Collins traces the transformation of the lives of American women over the last five decades.