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Prompted by a question from her eight-year-old daughter during the 2008 election of Barack Obama Why haven t we ever had a woman president? Marianne Schnall set out on a journey to find the answer. A widely published writer, author, and interviewer, and the Executive Director of Feminist.com, Schnall began looking at the issues from various angles and perspectives, gathering viewpoints from influential people from all sectors.
"What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?"features interviews with politicians, public officials, thought leaders, writers, artists, and activists in an attempt to discover the obstacles that have held women back and what needs to change in order to elect a woman into the White House.
With insights and personal anecdotes from Sheryl Sandberg, Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Nancy Pelosi, Nicholas Kristof, Melissa Etheridge, and many more, this book addresses timely, provocative issues involving women, politics, and power. With a broader goal of encouraging women and girls to be leaders in their lives, their communities, and the larger world, Schnall and her interviewees explore the changing paradigms occurring in politics and in our culture with the hope of moving toward meaningful and effective solutionsand a world where a woman can be president."
- ISBN-13: 9781580054966
- ISBN-10: 158005496X
- Publisher: Seal Press (CA)
- Publish Date: November 2013
- Page Count: 373
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-09-30
- Reviewer: Staff
Schnall (Daring to Be Ourselves), founder and executive direction of Feminist.com, poses the title question to 29 diverse contributors including sociologist Michael Kimmel, journalist Soledad O’Brien, songwriter Melissa Etheridge, lawyer Anita Hill, and spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson. The inclusion of seven elected officials, six congresswomen, and one governor provides instructive insight into just what it takes to succeed. Not surprisingly, former secretary of state Hilary Clinton and President Barack Obama are referenced widely, as are Sheryl Sandberg’s 2013 bestseller Lean In and Jennifer Siebel Newson’s 2011 award-winning documentary Miss Representation; both Sandberg and Newson are interviewed as well. The format is conversational, with Schnall as engaged as her subjects. Answers to the governing question vary. Some look inward: “When it comes to politics, women have an internal glass ceiling.” Most take a critical look at the roles of media and money (for example, the expense of campaigning). Read in one gulp, the book feels repetitive, but that’s appropriate given Schnall’s mission of “encouraging women and girls as leaders and change agents in their lives, their communities, and the larger world.” Agent: Tracy Brown, Tracy Brown Literary Agency. (Nov.)