Betty Friedan

About the book

Feminist activist, author and social psychologist Betty Friedan was one of the most disruptive, era-defining voices of the 20th century. Her best-known work, The Feminine Mystique, is hailed as ‘the book that started second-wave feminism’.

But who was she? What did she say?
And where did those ground-breaking ideas come from?

This book begins by telling the story of Friedan’s life and times, giving the reader a unique insight into her rebellious character and the conservative world in which she lived. It then examines her most revolutionary ideas and political battles, before going on to examine her trailblazing activism and its continuing legacies.

About the author

Betty Londergan began her writing career in journalism, spent most of her working life as a Creative Director in advertising, then went on to write two books on motherhood: I’m too Sexy for my Volvo, and The Agony and the Agony. She created two year-long blogging projects: What Gives 365, giving away $100 per day to causes she felt were making the world a better place, and Heifer 12x12, travelling to 18 countries in 12 months with Heifer International. Betty lives in Atlanta with her husband.