For her own good: two centuries of the experts' advice to women

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Anchor Books, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 410 pages
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An updated history of the experts, largely men, who have given professional advice to women makes the point that this advice has been unscientific, arrogant, biased, and generally self-serving and exposes the myths told to women in the name of science. Original.

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It was well-written and seemingly well-researched. - Goodreads
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So wonderful and in depth. Every woman should read this! It was written at the height of 70s feminism, so it gets slightly over zealous for my tastes near the end. The historical information, however, was fantastic and most of it is spot on. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Barbara Ehrenreich is author of the 2002 New York Times bestseller Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America. She has written nearly twenty books, and has been a columnist for Time magazine and the New York Times. She has contributed to The Progressive, Harpers, The Atlantic Monthly, Ms., The New Republic, Z Magazine, In These Times, and Salon.com.

Deirdre English is the former editor of Mother Jones magazine. She has written for the Nation, New York Times Book Review, San Francisco Magazine, S.F. Chronicle Sunday Magazine, Vogue, and public radio and television. Currently, English is a professor at University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.