Books Gail Collins Books by Gail Collins Gail Collins has written books about: Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Gail Collins Betty Friedan, co-founder of National Organization for Women (NOW), speaks during the Women's Strike for Equality event in New York on Aug. 26, 1970, the 50th anniversary of women's suffrage. AP hide caption toggle caption AP The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books At 50, Does 'Feminine Mystique' Still Roar? February 10, 2013 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. At 50, Does 'Feminine Mystique' Still Roar? Listen · 5:29 5:29 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/171309154/171620462" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Best Books Of 2009 Fit To Print: Top Five Current Affairs Books Of 2009 December 29, 2009 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. Interviews Author: Economic Changes Opened Doors For Women October 14, 2009 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. Author: Economic Changes Opened Doors For Women Listen · 7:46 7:46 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/113764557/113781737" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Women's Lib, From Bedroom To Boardroom October 14, 2009 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. Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'When Everything Changed' October 9, 2009 Gail Collins traces the transformation of the lives of American women over the last five decades.