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“If you’ve never read it, read it now.”—Arianna Huffington, O, The Oprah Magazine
Landmark, groundbreaking, classic—these adjectives barely do justice to the pioneering vision and lasting impact of The
Feminine Mystique. Published in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of “the problem that has no name”: the
insidious beliefs and institutions that undermined women’s confidence in their intellectual capabilities and kept them
in the home. Writing in a time when the average woman first married in her teens and 60 percent of women students
dropped out of college to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted ambitions of a generation and
showed women how they could reclaim their lives. Part social chronicle, part manifesto, The Feminine Mystique is filled
with fascinating anecdotes and interviews as well as insights that continue to inspire. This 50th–anniversary edition
features an afterword by best-selling author Anna Quindlen as well as a new introduction by Gail Collins.