Maggi-Meg Reed performs this detailed history of women in American journalism with intelligent restraint. She narrates in a forthright style that fits stories that are fraught with challenges. The audiobook illuminates a profession with a pantheon of great female nonfiction writers and reporters. Their paths were typically one step forward, one step back. Poised for the same position, women were hired for "experience" and men for "potential." Sexism prevailed in the upper echelons of management jobs. Despite the insightful and meaningful work of Ida Tarbell and Ida Wells, the flash and swagger of the stunt journalist Nellie Bly, the detailed war stories from Martha Gellhorn, and the epoch-making achievements of Rachel Carson, Joan Didion, and Gloria Steinem--women journalists over the years have struggled to compete. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2023]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593664964 $25.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593664971 $95.00
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