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Notes From an Incomplete Revolution: Real Life Since Feminism.

By Meredith Maran (Bantam, $22.95) Reviewed by R.L. Pela

San Francisco Bay-area memoirist Meredith Maran's second book is more than just another treatise on the postfeminist movement by one of its constituents. Maran's witty, insightful, first-person narrative acknowledges the limitations and failings of feminism while still rejoicing in the power of the women's movement.

Equal parts Fran Lebowitz and Helen Gurley Brown, Maran writes of the early days of the movement ("Some women could hope for no greater contribution from men than that they would simply cease to exist"), her hopes for its future ("The battle between the sexes will wind down when women know the anguish of laying off a hundred employees and the security of financial self-sufficiency"), and the lesbian equation ("Butch-femme just ain't what it used to be"). Maran's commitment to both her beliefs and the craft of writing is apparent here in this inspiring and entertaining account of being a woman today.
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Author:Pela, Robrt L.
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Article Type:Book Review
Date:May 27, 1997
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