Ducks on the Pond: An Autobiography, 1945-1976
Ducks on the Pondis the unflinching personal story of Anne Summers, a woman who challenged the world she was given. Hers was a long journey through unfamiliar cities and a succession of low-paid typically female jobs before she emerged as a founding member of the Women's Liberation Movement, award-winning journalist and ultimately a key adviser to prime ministers Bob Hawke and Paul Keating. Her bookDamned Whores and God's Policewritten before she was 30, became a publishing sensation and helped change the way Australians, and especially women, see themselves. Anne Summers' story encompasses the conformity and repression of the 1950s, the political radicalism and rock music of the 1960s, and the sexual revolution, women's liberation and the Whitlam phenomenon of the 1970s. Written with wit and wry humour,Ducks on the Pondis a story of success and fulfilment achieved against considerable odds.
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