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Ella Price's Journal Paperback – October 1, 1997

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These two books by Bryant share similar themes: Ella Price's Journal (1972) and Miss Giardino (1978) both tell stories of women whose fates are changed by education late in their lives.
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"Ella Price is not a card-carrying feminist . . . and yet she embodies what the women's movement is all about—herself a woman with unfulfilled possibilities, who at one time was dead to herself and those around her. What has emerged from her trials is a set of authentic values that make sense to her because they are not simply matters of convention but reflect her needs and desires—principally, her impulse to grow." —The Nation

"By the time [you read] the first five pages, Dorothy Bryant's novel about a woman who discovers herself has you in its grip. . . . As Ella grows, the pace of the novel quickens. You go along—not for any joy ride, but because the trip is worth it." —Dallas Times-Herald

"The journal Ella keeps to fulfill an English class assignment is a minor masterpiece of eloquent innocence. . . . A poignant, credible, extremely appealing book." —Christian Science Monitor

"A fresh and engaging novel . . . [with] sharply observed nuances of personality and a leavening pitch of irony." —The New York Times Book Review
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY (October 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558611754
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558611757
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,522,670 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In 1973 I, as a re-entry woman, went to the community college portrayed in this book. I took a class with Dorothy Bryant, and thus, I read this book. It was almost me in those days, so of course I could relate to so much of it. I sat in the same rooms, watched the same students, walked the same campus. It is now decades later, and I am still thankful for that experience, this book, and especially for the talents, wisdom and kindness of its' author, Dorothy Bryant. I am so glad to see it still in print. READ IT!
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By A Customer on June 2, 2001
Format: Library Binding
Thirty-four year old Ella Price is a wife, mother, and college student. Ella returns to college in search of herself or something that will give meaning to her life. She takes an English class from Dan Harkan, a professor who requires his students to keep a journal. The reader learns about Ella, her hopes, dreams, frustrations, and disappointments by reading her journal, a series of writings that is both humorous and revealing. Near the end of the semester, Ella writes in her journal, "I'm still the same neuroitc I always was. And my life is still a bad soap opera."
First published in 1972, Ella Price's Journal touches on some timeless subjects including marriage, divorce, parenting, and religion. Ella Price's Journal is a quick, enjoyable read.
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Still, one of the most important books on a woman finding her voice and herself during the time of great change in this country.

Ella returns to college and questions everything she has believed in the past.
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