“Compelling...This story of a lifelong struggle for fairness deserves to be widely read not only as a document of a case so stunningly unjust that it sparked legislative change, but also as an introduction to a remarkable woman who also happens to be an outstanding storyteller .”
“Inspiring….Frank and feisty.”
“A riveting and inspiring story of a true American hero from Possum Trot, Alabama, who in her own compelling voice tells the story of how she broke down barriers throughout her life, and in the process gave all women in this country the right to get equal pay. A must read.”
—Marcia Greenberger, Co-President, National Women’s Law Center
LILLY LEDBETTER was an overnight supervisor at the Alabama Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. for nineteen years. She was the plaintiff in the American employment discrimination case Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and inspired the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act. She lives in Jacksonville, Alabama.
LANIER SCOTT ISOM is a writer who lives with her husband and their two children in Birmingham, Alabama.
Just finished this book yesterday; very quick read. Enjoyed it, but thought it got a bit too political the last few chapters. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mary Arnold
It is still hard for me to accept that our courts did not support Lilly 100% and misinterpreted the equal work equal pay idea. The constraints they put on this law are ridiculous! Read morePublished 3 months ago by E.S. Shaffer
I had the pleasure of working with Ms Ledbetter at Goodyear!! She is a gutsy lady!!Published 4 months ago by Alan C. Hayes
I was a union maid when I worked and I'm here to tell you, Lillly Ledbetter is a wonder. The story of her efforts for women in Unions will make you cry and feel proud all at once. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Louise Power
Her book is why I no longer buy Goodyear tires for our household. I can not support a company that treated anyone woman or man and in this case woman they way they did. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Chris W.
This is a well-written personal story of one woman's difficult working experience that lead to a suit for gender equal pay for equal work that ultimately went to the US Supreme... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Chris G
Good book for young girls or anyone wanting to know about equalityPublished 8 months ago by Ruth Spooner