Dear Princess Grace, Dear Betty: The Memoir of a Romantic Feminist

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In Dear Princess Grace, Dear Betty: The Memoir of a Romantic Feminist author, Alida Brill shares her life growing up in a time of change. Confined to her bed for periods of time with an incurable autoimmune disease that was improperly diagnosed for years, Alida escaped to the fabulous world that she would read in papers, magazines and postcards. From her fascination with Princess Grace of Monaco to Betty Friedan, readers see how Alida, lived and learned about the evolution of women and the feminist movement.

Dear Princess Grace, Dear Betty is an enjoyable story of a girl growing into womanhood and finding herself despite personal and physical obstacles. Brill writes so that it is easy to picture this young, wide eyed girl beaming at the princess she hoped to become as well as the young woman who was trying to find her place in an ever changing life and world. This story makes feminism something that is relatable as opposed to just something that was part of our history and continues to still evolve today. Girls grow up, women lose and find their way and Alida Brill brilliantly shows us that in this book.

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Author Alida Brill
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 264 pages
Publisher Schaffner Press, Inc
Publish Date 01-Mar-2016
ISBN 9781936182848
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Issue April 2016
Category Biographies & Memoirs
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