I requested this book by Joanna Russ from my library because one of the hosts of my favorite podcast kept raving about it. Unfortunately, my library bought copies of the ebook right after my mother’s death when I was looking for comfort reads and there is nothing comforting about this book. But I knew if I didn’t read it right away, I would forget about it. That, and since my mom made me the feminist I am, reading this book seemed an appropriate way to honor her and I think she would have approved. Besides, the book is short, so it didn’t take me long to get through.
This book was fascinating. It covers a variety of ways society suppresses women’s writing and how even female writers who make it over one or two hurdles are faced with other hurdles.MORE +