One of the nation's most renowned female conservatives, Midge Decter is known for her frequently controversial stands on modern social issues. "An Old Wife's Tale is her thoughtful examination of the lives of American women and men over the last sixty years, as viewed through the lens of her own life. From stories of her youth during World War II -- when Decter and her friends learned that "only the class beauty and the class tramp had no difficulty with the dating system" -- to a surprising and often hilarious picture of what the 1950s were really like to an account of her later roles as a single mother, publishing executive, happily married woman, political iconoclast, and doting grandmother, Decter paints a singular portrait of a life lived on the front lines of American culture.
By turns serious, wry, and deeply personal, An Old Wife's Tale brings us an important new perspective on twentieth-century American life.
|Paperback Book, 256 pages||English|
|Harper Paperbacks (Unknown)||Unknown|
|9780060989002||5.32 x 8.01 x 0.65 inches|
|Women Biography & Women Autobiography|