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Book #3-On Writing Well by William Zinsser

What Stephen King is to fiction, William Zinsser is to nonfiction—in other words, the undisputed authority. His seminal book, On Writing Well, has been my personal bible for the thirty years it has been in print. Zinsser was “the real

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Gail Sheehy: Redefining “Passages”

I’ve often wondered if Gail Sheehy had any idea of what she started when she wrote her revolutionary book—Passages. Could she have imagined that it would change the way millions of women and men around the world would look at

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Linda Ellerbee: A Journalist Who’s Done It All

Linda Ellerbee’s career is a journalist’s dream. She has been a TV news correspondent, an anchor, a reporter; a producer, a disk jockey, a program director, a commentator, and an author. She co-anchored “NBC News Overnight” (a program that aired

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Caroline Bird: A Force for Feminism

I bought a copy of Lives of Our Own: Secrets of Salty Old Women at a book fair. I think I bought it because I was becoming more and more aware of my own advancing age. Apparently, Caroline Bird wrote

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Gloria Steinem: Feminist, Activist, Journalist

In 1968, she had helped to found New York magazine, where she was a political columnist and wrote feature articles. In 1972, she co-founded Ms. magazine, and remained one of its editors for fifteen years, continues to serve as a consulting

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