- Paperback: 185 pages
- Publisher: PublishAmerica (July 24, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1424133904
- ISBN-13: 978-1424133901
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,924,381 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Cultural Devastation of American Women: The Strange and Frightening Decline of the American Female (and her dreadful timing)
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On the one hand, I like Nancy Levant as a person, at least from what I saw in these pages. I like it that it is her that is offering an indictment of American women; I have seen more than enough men's commentary for the time being. I also like her personal style, to the extent that her writing reflects it.
It is a real shame, however, that the book is not more well written. It appears to have been published without the benefit of an editor; in fact, there is even a publisher's disclaimer at the beginning that the author refused editing. The book is riddled with grammatical and spelling mistakes (homonyms) that her spell checker didn't catch. Furthermore, her style is painfully unfocused and inflammatory. She does her target audience - critics of feminism - a real disservice by presenting her case in such a fashion.
I would like to see a more competent author collaborate with Nancy Levant on a second edition. It's a message that needs to be delivered, written so that more will actually read it.
All women AND men should read this book, to get a clear understanding of the past and how they can change their lives. We worry about the world's environment; yet we neglect our human and cultural environment. Such neglect will damage the human race beyond compare. It would be a travesty to have a beautiful world but have incompetent human relations.
Nancy, thank you for clearly demonstrating how we as American women need to wake-up and take back our feminine power while strengthening our children. I bought your book for my Grandfather who, at age 88, has seen a lot. He completely agrees with your words...American women need to look at the past and re-plant themselves so that they have strong roots for America's future.
Firstly, it was a very good summary of the problem with American women. (Actually women all over the modern world exhibit similar problems). I especially related to the chapter "The mental Illness of Beauty". Most people think I'm nuts when I give my opinion that when women focus on beauty over all else, they corrupt their souls - subconcounsly defining themselves by external factors defined by the corporate media/glamour driven world (a certain look, clothese, attitude, etc.). They then subconcoiusly expect their mates to have the same values, and to have the equivalent external look on the male side. This then has the effect of subordinating important things like values, intelligent, passion, curiosity, etc -- all the things that really make up human. It's nice to know I'm not alone.
One thing about the book that at first really annoyed me, is that the author's view of men seems to be that we are mostly all the same - shallow, childish, etc. I'm sick of getting categorized in with all the other idiot men out there. I can't stand most men for those very reasons, and I'm not like most of them. And I unfairly suffer as a result that most women think I'm like most men -- because I'm a man. Especially if I exhibit Alpha Male characteristics, which I do, but they have no concept of my level of complexity and capability for compassion, because we have been programmed to put people into buckets.Read more ›
"Mommy says Daddy is an idiot."
"Dad says mommy should cook dinner for us."
"Dad is never home."
"Daddy says mommy is never home."
"When's mom coming?"
"When's dad coming?"
"Why are they always late?"
"Did mommy forget to get me?"
"If they don't come, can I stay with you?"
Repeatedly quoting her daycare children, Levant opens a window into the family life of the contemporary household, and the contemporary woman who makes it. The perspective provided is unique and rare, as it is one that is seen through the eyes of the child.
Humbly acknowledging her own failures as wife and parent, the author frankly speaks very directly to the women of America. She asserts women have largely rebelled against the traditional roles of mother and housewife, as these roles have been redefined by society and the media as repressive. While extolling the virtues of female liberation, she asserts, "The empowerment of women did come at a cost..."
Levant lambastes the modern "entitlement" attitude that is so prevalent today and that is heavily promoted by Hollywood and television entertainment news shows. It is this attitude, she believes, that has become a staple of the American female psyche, to the detriment of her family. "The difference between the upper and middle-class, is that the former spends other people's money to create wealth for themselves. We spend our money to mimic them.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent Book. It was true when it was written, and is even more paramount today. The author clearly defines roles and choices made by not so intelligent females in a world they... Read morePublished on March 14, 2014 by David M Boyd
This person has little talent for writing and less talent for presenting an intelligent argument. Although I agree with the title, this book is nothing more than 180 pages of... Read morePublished on January 29, 2011 by Krimson
Nancy Levant is the most bold, courageous and creative writer stating the truth about ruthless globablism, or the new brand of communism called "communitarianism" which includes... Read morePublished on January 18, 2011 by HOT MIX
This book tells the truth about many things concerning women in America . Many women will probably not like a lot of what it says but it's truth. Read morePublished on February 15, 2010 by Jodi
Nancy Levant has done a good job of examining the problems with socialist feminism and the destruction of the family unit. Read morePublished on April 5, 2008 by T-Rex 5
Poorly written with odd punctuation and redundant language, it is clear this was published solely because of the sheer sensationalism of the subject matter. Read morePublished on January 10, 2007 by CAMB
Nancy Levant is a great and informed author and all of her material is worthy of deep cosideration. This is a must read for mothers of teen age children. Read morePublished on January 3, 2007 by Pauline M. Adamson