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Product Details

  • Paperback: 313 pages
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books; 1st edition (April 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573922080
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573922081
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,744,598 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There are plenty of books out there on logic and reason. So why should women get a book of their own? Because women have been granted a special place in society, where we are "supposed to be" irrational, emotional, and intuitive. Wendy McElroy (a role model of mine) has expanded not only on the principles of reason, but also on the special challenges women have in a world where we are frequently put down, abused, and raised to be non-thinkers.

McElroy herself was a teen-runaway, who later married an abusive man. She is an inspiration that she could break away from those patterns and lead a successful, independent life of her own.

In this book, McElroy gives us permission -- then the instructions -- on how to be rational in an irrational world.
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Wendy writes in a most accessible style. Contrary to some other's opinions, I found her personal examples and object lessons as both instructive and illuminating! My own life has experienced parallels, even if in less formal ways.
But the best reason to get this book is to enjoy sharing it!
Wendy--thank you for taking the time to write it!
PS Again, contrary to those who think she's anti-feminist, think again! Individualist feminism means not having to apologize for being who you are, and not kow-towing to the pervasive "group think" of orthodox gender-feminazis! Brava!
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Wendy McElroy is one of the best in the business at expressing complex ideas in clear and concise terms. She debates issues not on emotion or in terms of 'I win, you lose', but rather in terms of getting down to what matters. This book is excellent for helping others, men and women, to learn how to get past the spin and the reactionary smokescreens in order to get down to the heart of the matter...Wendy debates with men and women on volatile issues every week. She is experienced and knowledgeable, as well as highly respected by both sides of the gender debates. These qualities shine through in this book and make it a must read.
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This book is so enlightening and (dare I say?) empowering. I intend to get multiple copies for family and friends. "A thought provoking insight into thinking" sounds very dry. Rest assured the book is not so. Short, succinct and stimulating with easy brain stretching exercises, this book helps the reader discover her own potential. This book is exciting and fun.
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