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It’s a story about the people who guide and the people who follow (and how those roles evolve over time), and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light.

Author: Meg Wolitzer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525533221

Category: Fiction

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A New York Times Bestseller “A powerful coming-of-age story that looks at ambition, friendship, identity, desire, and power from the much-needed female lens." —Bustle “Ultra-readable.” —Vogue From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Interestings, comes an electric novel not just about who we want to be with, but who we want to be. To be admired by someone we admire—we all yearn for this: the private, electrifying pleasure of being singled out by someone of esteem. But sometimes it can also mean entry to a new kind of life, a bigger world. Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women’s movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer—madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can’t quite place—feels her inner world light up. And then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she’d always imagined. Charming and wise, knowing and witty, Meg Wolitzer delivers a novel about power and influence, ego and loyalty, womanhood and ambition. At its heart, The Female Persuasion is about the flame we all believe is flickering inside of us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time. It’s a story about the people who guide and the people who follow (and how those roles evolve over time), and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light.
2018-04-03 By Meg Wolitzer

It's a story about the people who guide and the people who follow (and how those roles evolve over time), and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light.

Author: Meg Wolitzer

Publisher: Riverhead Books

ISBN: 9780399573231

Category: Fiction

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New York Times Bestseller! New York Times Notable Book of 2018 One of People Magazine's Top Ten Books of 2018 One of USA Today's Top Ten Books of 2018 "Ultra-readable." --Vogue "Equal parts cotton candy and red meat, in the best way." --People "Wolitzer's social commentary can be as funny as it is queasily on target." --The Wall Street Journal "Wolitzer is one of those rare writers who creates droll and entertaining novels of ideas." --Fresh Air, NPR From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Interestings, comes an electric novel not just about who we want to be with, but who we want to be. To be admired by someone we admire--we all yearn for this: the private, electrifying pleasure of being singled out by someone of esteem. But sometimes it can also mean entry to a new kind of life, a bigger world. Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women's movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer--madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can't quite place--feels her inner world light up. And then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she'd always imagined. Charming and wise, knowing and witty, Meg Wolitzer delivers a novel about power and influence, ego and loyalty, womanhood and ambition. At its heart, The Female Persuasion is about the flame we all believe is flickering inside of us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time. It's a story about the people who guide and the people who follow (and how those roles evolve over time), and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light.
2019-05-21 By Meg Wolitzer

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The Female Persuasion: by Meg Wolitzer Conversation Starters College freshman Greer Kadetsky is sexually assaulted when she attends a party inside campus. Along with other women victims, she attempts to have her assailant punished by school authorities but the school takes the offense lightly. She silently seethes in anger until Faith Frank, a feminist leader clad in tall suede boots, visits her campus. Greer is entranced. What happens when a feminist icon and an angry young woman meet? The Female Persuasion is the latest New York Times bestseller from novelist Meg Wolitzer who is known for previous bestselling books The Interestings, The Wife and The Ten Year Nap . ​​​​​​​ A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before
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The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer: Conversation Starters College freshman Greer Kadetsky is sexually assaulted when she attends a party inside campus. Along with other women victims, she attempts to have her assailant punished by school authorities but the school takes the offense lightly. She silently seethes in anger until Faith Frank, a feminist leader clad in tall suede boots, visits her campus. Greer is entranced. What happens when a feminist icon and an angry young woman meet? The Female Persuasion is the latest New York Times bestseller from novelist Meg Wolitzer who is known for previous bestselling books The Interestings, The Wife and The Ten Year Nap . A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: * Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups * Foster a deeper understanding of the book * Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately * Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.
2018-05-27 By BookHabits

This paper will include the definition of the Second Wave and the Third Wave, as well as the main analysis of the novel.

Author: Katharina Spreier

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783346093479

Category: Literary Criticism

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Seminar paper from the year 2019 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Cologne (Englisches Seminar 1), course: Flappers and Philosophers: American Modernist Women Writers, language: English, abstract: Meg Wolitzer’s 2019 novel "The Female Persuasion" explores the past, present and foreseeable future of the women’s rights movement in the USA, which is commonly categorized into three Waves. The author focuses on the Second Wave and the Third Wave, for which she exemplarily uses two protagonists of not only different generations but also with very contrasting personalities - Faith Frank and Greer Kadetsky. Wolitzer, given her birth year of 1959, is to be allocated with Second Wave feminism and says that she "feels like a feminist and therefore writes like a feminist". She portrays the difficulties the two generations need to overcome to unite for the same cause. This paper explores to what extent the protagonists align with the characteristics of the Waves they are ought to represent, and in what ways they might act contrary to them. Furthermore, it will analyze the relationship between Faith and Greer which represents the attitudes of Second Wavers and Third Wavers towards each other. This paper will include the definition of the Second Wave and the Third Wave, as well as the main analysis of the novel. The analysis will not only include the points mentioned, but will also contain a general analysis of each of the protagonists' personalities and behaviors which will continuously be drawn back to the individual Waves. The aim of this paper is to show the parallels between Wolitzer's novel, which is oftentimes based on facts just as much as it is fiction, and the patterns of real-life feminism in the USA. It is supposed to underline the dynamics of the movement and how changing times may change people’s beliefs as a result.
2020-01-09 By Katharina Spreier

This paper will include the definition of the Second Wave and the Third Wave, as well as the main analysis of the novel.

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2019-12-11 By Katharina Spreier

Read an essay about writing The Uncoupling from the author, Meg Wolitzer.

Author: Meg Wolitzer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101486511

Category: Fiction

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From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Interestings and The Female Persuasion, a funny, provocative, revealing novel about female desire. When the elliptical new drama teacher at Stellar Plains High School chooses for the school play Lysistrata-the comedy by Aristophanes in which women stop having sex with men in order to end a war-a strange spell seems to be cast over the school. Or, at least, over the women. One by one throughout the high school community, perfectly healthy, normal women and teenage girls turn away from their husbands and boyfriends in the bedroom, for reasons they don't really understand. As the women worry over their loss of passion, and the men become by turns unhappy, offended, and above all, confused, both sides are forced to look at their shared history, and at their sexual selves in a new light. As she did to such acclaim with the New York Times bestseller The Ten-Year Nap, Wolitzer tackles an issue that has deep ramifications for women's lives, in a way that makes it funny, riveting, and totally fresh-allowing us to see our own lives through her insightful lens. Read an essay about writing The Uncoupling from the author, Meg Wolitzer.
2011-04-05 By Meg Wolitzer

Author: Margaret Farrand Thorp

Publisher: Shoe String PressInc

ISBN: STANFORD:36105033692893

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The Wife is the story of the long and stormy marriage between a world-famous novelist, Joe Castleman, and his wife Joan, and the secret they’ve kept for decades.

Author: Meg Wolitzer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416584889

Category: Fiction

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Now a major motion picture starring Glenn Close in her Golden Globe–winning role! One of bestselling author Meg Wolitzer’s most beloved books—an “acerbically funny” (Entertainment Weekly) and “intelligent…portrait of deception” (The New York Times). The Wife is the story of the long and stormy marriage between a world-famous novelist, Joe Castleman, and his wife Joan, and the secret they’ve kept for decades. The novel opens just as Joe is about to receive a prestigious international award, The Helsinki Prize, to honor his career as one of America’s preeminent novelists. Joan, who has spent forty years subjugating her own literary talents to fan the flames of his career, finally decides to stop. Important and ambitious, The Wife is a sharp-eyed and compulsively readable story about a woman forced to confront the sacrifices she’s made in order to achieve the life she thought she wanted. “A rollicking, perfectly pitched triumph…Wolitzer’s talent for comedy of manners reaches a heady high” (Los Angeles Times), in this wise and candid look at the choices all men and women make—in marriage, work, and life.
2007-11-01 By Meg Wolitzer

“Expect depth and razor sharp wit in this YA novel from the author of The Interestings.” – Entertainment Weekly “A prep school tale with a supernatural-romance touch, from genius adult novelist Meg Wolitzer.” —Glamour ...

Author: Meg Wolitzer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101600276

Category: Young Adult Fiction

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“Expect depth and razor sharp wit in this YA novel from the author of The Interestings.” – Entertainment Weekly “A prep school tale with a supernatural-romance touch, from genius adult novelist Meg Wolitzer.” —Glamour “Basically everything Meg Wolitzer writes is worth reading, usually over and over again, and her YA debut . . . is no exception.” —TeenVogue.com If life were fair, Jam Gallahue would still be at home in New Jersey with her sweet British boyfriend, Reeve Maxfield. She’d be watching old comedy sketches with him. She’d be kissing him in the library stacks. She certainly wouldn’t be at The Wooden Barn, a therapeutic boarding school in rural Vermont, living with a weird roommate, and signed up for an exclusive, mysterious class called Special Topics in English.But life isn’t fair, and Reeve Maxfield is dead. Until a journal-writing assignment leads Jam to Belzhar, where the untainted past is restored, and Jam can feel Reeve’s arms around her once again. But there are hidden truths on Jam’s path to reclaim her loss.
2014-09-30 By Meg Wolitzer

Crackling with intelligence and humor, The Position is the masterful story of one extraordinary family at the hilarious height of the sexual revolution—and through the thirty-year hangover that followed.

Author: Meg Wolitzer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439103654

Category: Fiction

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From the bestselling author of The Wife—Meg Wolitzer’s “hilariously moving, sharply written novel” (USA TODAY), hailed by critics and loved by readers worldwide, with its “dead-on observations about sex, marriage, and the family ties that strangle and bind” (Cleveland Plain Dealer). Crackling with intelligence and humor, The Position is the masterful story of one extraordinary family at the hilarious height of the sexual revolution—and through the thirty-year hangover that followed. In 1975, Paul and Roz Mellow write a bestselling Joy of Sex-type book that mortifies their four school-aged children and ultimately changes the shape of the family forever. Thirty years later, as the now dispersed family members argue over whether to reissue the book, we follow the complicated lives of each of the grown children and their conflicts in love, work, marriage, parenting, and, of course, sex—all shadowed by the indelible specter of their highly sexualized parents. Insightful, panoramic, and compulsively readable, The Position is an American original.
2010-08-24 By Meg Wolitzer

Written in Meg Wolitzer’s inimitable, glittering style, The Ten-Year Nap is wickedly observant, knowing, provocative, surprising, and always entertaining, as it explores the lives of its women with candor, wit, and generosity.

Author: Meg Wolitzer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101217689

Category: Fiction

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The New York Times bestselling novel by the author of The Interestings and The Female Persuasion that woke up critics, book clubs, and women everywhere. For a group of four New York friends the past decade has been defined largely by marriage and motherhood, but it wasn’t always that way. Growing up, they had been told that their generation would be different. And for a while this was true. They went to good colleges and began high-powered careers. But after marriage and babies, for a variety of reasons, they decided to stay home, temporarily, to raise their children. Now, ten years later, they are still at home, unsure how they came to inhabit lives so different from the ones they expected—until a new series of events begins to change the landscape of their lives yet again, in ways they couldn’t have predicted. Written in Meg Wolitzer’s inimitable, glittering style, The Ten-Year Nap is wickedly observant, knowing, provocative, surprising, and always entertaining, as it explores the lives of its women with candor, wit, and generosity. Meg Wolitzers's newest book, The Interestings, is now available from Riverhead Books.
2008-03-27 By Meg Wolitzer

After twenty years of separation, four childhood friends--Meredith, Barbara, Lisa, and Ann--meet for dinner once a month, sharing their trials and tribulations

Author: Meg Wolitzer

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 0821750372

Category: Fiction

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After twenty years of separation, four childhood friends--Meredith, Barbara, Lisa, and Ann--meet for dinner once a month, sharing their trials and tribulations
1995-07 By Meg Wolitzer

Greer Kadetsky met Faith Frank in October of 2006 at Ryland College, where Faith had come to deliver the Edmund and Wilhelmina Ryland Memorial Lecture; and though that night the chapel was full of students, some of them boiling over with ...

Author: Meg W.

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Greer Kadetsky met Faith Frank in October of 2006 at Ryland College, where Faith had come to deliver the Edmund and Wilhelmina Ryland Memorial Lecture; and though that night the chapel was full of students, some of them boiling over with loudmouthed commentary, it seemed astonishing but true that out of everyone there, Greer was the one to interest Faith. Greer, a freshman then at this undistinguished school in southern Connecticut, was selectively and furiously shy. She could give answers easily, but rarely opinions. Which makes no sense, because I am stuffed with opinions. I am a piñata of opinions, she'd said to Cory during one of their nightly Skype sessions since college had separated them. She'd always been a tireless student and a constant reader, but she found it impossible to speak in the wild and free ways that other people did. For most of her life it hadn't mattered, but now it did. So what was it about her that Faith Frank recognized and liked? Maybe, Greer thought, it was the possibility of boldness, lightly suggested in the streak of electric blue that zagged across one side of her otherwise ordinary furniture-brown hair. But plenty of college girls had hair partially dipped the colors of frozen and spun treats found at county fairs. Maybe it was just that Faith, at sixty-three a person of influence and a certain level of fame who had been traveling the country for decades speaking ardently about women's lives, felt sorry for eighteen-year-old Greer, who was hot-faced and inarticulate that night. Or maybe Faith was automatically generous and attentive around young people who were uncomfortable in the world. Greer didn't really know why Faith took an interest. But what she knew for sure, eventually, was that meeting Faith Frank was the thrilling beginning of everything. It would be a very long time before the unspeakable end.
2018-04-27 By Meg W.

. . With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.”—The New York Times Book Review "A victory . . . The Interestings secures Wolitzer's place among the best novelists of her generation. . .

Author: Meg Wolitzer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101602034

Category: Fiction

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Named a best book of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Time, and The Chicago Tribune, and named a notable book by The New York Times Book Review and The Washington Post “Remarkable . . . With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.”—The New York Times Book Review "A victory . . . The Interestings secures Wolitzer's place among the best novelists of her generation. . . . She's every bit as literary as Franzen or Eugenides. But the very human moments in her work hit you harder than the big ideas. This isn't women's fiction. It's everyone's."—Entertainment Weekly (A) From Meg Wolitzer, the New York Times–bestselling author of The Female Persuasion, a novel that has been called "genius" (The Chicago Tribune), “wonderful” (Vanity Fair), "ambitious" (San Francisco Chronicle), and a “page-turner” (Cosmopolitan). The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge. The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence. Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comic actress, eventually resigns herself to a more practical occupation and lifestyle. Her friend Jonah, a gifted musician, stops playing the guitar and becomes an engineer. But Ethan and Ash, Jules’s now-married best friends, become shockingly successful—true to their initial artistic dreams, with the wealth and access that allow those dreams to keep expanding. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents have become and the shapes their lives have taken. Wide in scope, ambitious, and populated by complex characters who come together and apart in a changing New York City, The Interestings explores the meaning of talent; the nature of envy; the roles of class, art, money, and power; and how all of it can shift and tilt precipitously over the course of a friendship and a life.
2013-04-09 By Meg Wolitzer

When eleven-year-old Claudia, living alone with her mother, meets tough Danger Roth, the two girls start sharing strange dreams in which Claudia's missing father sends her cryptic messages.

Author: Meg Wolitzer

Publisher: Avon Books

ISBN: 0380703564

Category: Dreams

Page: 160

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When eleven-year-old Claudia, living alone with her mother, meets tough Danger Roth, the two girls start sharing strange dreams in which Claudia's missing father sends her cryptic messages.
1987 By Meg Wolitzer

A Swathmore college student is torn between her affair with an upperclassman and her devotion to the poet Lucy Ascher and leaves school in a desperate move

Author: Meg Wolitzer

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015005117794

Category: Death

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A Swathmore college student is torn between her affair with an upperclassman and her devotion to the poet Lucy Ascher and leaves school in a desperate move
1982 By Meg Wolitzer

Dottie Engels, comedienne extraordinaire, performs her act in Vegas and on late-night TV. Her two daughters, Opal and Erica, live on the periphery of her glittering life, seeing her on the television screen more often than they do at home.

Author: Meg Wolitzer

Publisher: Riverhead Books

ISBN: 1594633142

Category: Fiction

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The early novel that established Meg Wolitzer’s career, later made into Nora Ephron’s first film as a director. The third book by New York Times-bestselling author Meg Wolitzer (originally published as This Is Your Life), a smart, witty and perceptive novel about the daughters of a female stand-up comic who watch as their mother struggles to balance her career with the needs of her children. Dottie Engels, comedienne extraordinaire, performs her act in Vegas and on late-night TV. Her two daughters, Opal and Erica, live on the periphery of her glittering life, seeing her on the television screen more often than they do at home. But when Dottie’s ratings begin to slide, it takes both her daughters to save Dottie from herself. Displaying Wolitzer’s signature style that combines keen observations, compassion for her characters, sharp humor, and a strong social hook, This Is My Life expertly captures the uncertainties of adolescence and the trials of growing up in the shadow of a mother who is caught between the conflicting pulls of fame and family.
2014 By Meg Wolitzer

... dry up or sence of reporters , when a gentleman of that " shut up , ” for “ be silent ” or “ hold your persuasion was actually taking notes of tongue ; ” " elegant " for “ good or excel- what he said , ” they make use of a word lent ...

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Category: Political ethics

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