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Uppity Women of Ancient Times Paperback – November 1, 1995
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It's clear that Ms. Leon has done a lot of research, but her writing style is terribly irritating and ultimately gets in the way of the material. She could have written it in an informal conversational style that would have served the same purpose, that of making the material accessible and interesting, but she chose instead to use a dated, "cool" Daddy-O style that just doesn't suit the material or ring true to her voice. Hip jargon is cool only briefly, and people who try to be funny usually aren't; why did she find it necessary or appropriate to trash her research and insult the intelligence of her readers with her silliness? I appreciate her obviously extensive research and the fact that she included ordinary women as well as movers and shakers, because we really know very little about women in history, but then she undermined her own efforts with her ridiculous writing style. That's why I rate the book at 3 instead of 5 - the content is worth a 5 but it's hard to take seriously a work that its own author obviously didn't.
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Nice to be able to pick up a book and put it down for a quick read.Published 11 months ago by Diane Mautner
A fascinating book about women, many of whom would have gone un-noticed.Published 16 months ago by carl169
As is often stated Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History! Vicki Leon reminds us of that fact with this glimpse into these women lives.Published 22 months ago by Jill Joiner
Does a good job of showing that women of ancient times (in the Mediterranean area) were perfectly capable of coping with life, could do all kinds of things, and achieve fame, and... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Andorrac
I really like this book. It's funny, quick paced and diverting. I gave this copy to my Aunt who is ill and I wanted to enjoy some laughter even when she isn't feeling well enough... Read morePublished on December 30, 2013 by Jeas
i am so grateful that these women's stories are not forgotten. real history as people magazine would tell it. couldn't put it down.Published on January 14, 2013 by Fran Vinnacombe
This is my favorite of the entire Uppity Women series. Although the Bible and historians don't tell us much about women in ancient times, the author has found out a lot about them. Read morePublished on November 13, 2012 by Esther B. Bates
How hidden we were, women, in lesser times. Even today the position, role and existence of women is curtailed and obscured by cultures and laws. Read morePublished on February 20, 2012 by LESLEY
Love all her books and have been hooked since I read Uppity Women of Ancient Times! I love her writing style, wit and humor in presenting women full of life instead of the... Read morePublished on September 23, 2011 by Charity J. Doyl