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Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen

A Novel

by Alix Kates Shulman

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsJennifer Baumgardner (Introduction)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7424684M
ISBN 100374530793
ISBN 109780374530792
OCLC/WorldCa77540727

  In Alix Kates Shulman turned her keen eye to the unliberated female experience and began writing Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen. Published in , the novel elicited shock and unbridled good notices from the same feminists I recognized twenty years later from my women's studies classes. Kate Millett declared, "Hurrah for Prom Queen!   Alix Kates Shulman is the author of fourteen books, including Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen, which established her as a primary figure in feminism's second wave. A political activist, she joined the Congress of Racial Equality in and the Women's Liberation Movement in /5().

Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen Book Summary and Study Guide. Alix Kates Shulman Booklist Alix Kates Shulman Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen; Growing up in the American Midwest during the 's and 's, Sasha Davis experiences all that it means to be a beautiful girl. The novel begins with Sasha's. Half a century ago, in the early, explosive days of women’s liberation, I wrote my darkly comic novel Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen to demonstrate why, given society’s treatment of girls and women, a feminist movement was necessary. A sardonic portrayal of one middle-class, white, Midwestern American girl’s coming-of-age, the novel takes a.

Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen Alix Kates Shulman, Author Penguin Books $14 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author Buy this book. A reissue of the bestseller about a.   Alix Kates Shulman is the author of fourteen books, among them three memoirs (the award-winning Drinking the Rain, A Good Enough Daughter, and To Love What Is) and five newly reissued debut novel, the million-copy bestselling Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen, established her as a primary figure in feminism’s second essays have appeared in the Atlantic, the New .


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Alix Kates Shulman had been a radical feminist in New York City for several years when her novel, Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen, hit shelves in At that point, the women’s movement had spread far beyond the coastal cities and onto the covers of mainstream magazines, not to mention the Senate t mentioning politics at all, Prom Queen laid out a case for revolution, following.

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"Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen is a vivid reminder of just how much--and sometimes, how little--has changed for women in the last 35 years. Typing prowess and wedding-night virginity may no longer be expected, but Shulman's tale of Sasha Davis's struggle to find herself amid conflicting cultural messages about beauty, brains, and sex will be /5(45).

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