I posted before about how much I was enjoying The Good Girls Revolt tv series. But, the series is a fictionalized of the EEOC complaint filed by women at Newsweek, and I wanted to get the real scoop. I had grabbed it from the "new book" shelf at the library when it first came out, but didn't end up reading it then.
I'm glad I gave it another try. I'm only about halfway through, and it's been a really fun read. I enjoy the snapshots of the lives of the women who were part of the complaint. I think part of the book's charm is that the women were Povich's colleagues and friends back when they worked at Newsweek together. Plus, she talks with some of the women now, and it's fun to hear their perspectives and reminiscences about that time. Povich has a light touch with a pretty heavy topic. I guess it's because she's a very experienced journalist!
I've also got Swing Time by Zadie Smith from the library. It's gotten terrific reviews, and I'm looking forward to diving into it.
Our Monday interview subject, Amanda Peters also shared some of the books she recommends to her students, and one just for fun.