Archive for May, 2009

Nonfiction Tweets: 70+ Authors to Follow on Twitter

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Nonfiction Tweets: 70+ Authors to Follow on Twitter:

I’m so deeply entangled in preparing to do my dissertation research that I haven’t had time even to figure out exactly what Twitter does. But for those of you who are more adept at social networking than I, here’s a list of nonfiction authors who Tweet. The list includes some big names such as Deepak Chopra and David Allen (of Getting Things Done fame). This post also links to an earlier post listing fiction writers who Tweet.

Happy Tweeting!

Marilyn French, Novelist and Champion of Feminism, Dies at 79

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Marilyn French, Novelist and Champion of Feminism, Dies at 79 – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.com:

Marilyn French, a writer and feminist activist whose debut novel, ‘The Women’s Room,’ propelled her into a leading role in the modern feminist movement, died on Saturday in Manhattan. She was 79 and lived in Manhattan.
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With steely views about the treatment of woman and a gift for expressing them on the printed page, Ms. French transformed herself from an academic who quietly bristled at the expectations of married women in the post-World War II era to a leading, if controversial, opinionmaker on gender issues who decried the patriarchal society she saw around her. ‘My goal in life is to change the entire social and economic structure of Western civilization, to make it a feminist world,’ she once declared.