Carolyn Heilbrun had an amazing career as an English professor at Columbia who also wrote mystery novels under the pen name Amanda Cross. (Heilbrun did not reveal she was Cross for many years for fear that her fictional pursuits would prevent her from receiving tenure.) In this book, she masterfully examines women's autobiography and biography as a feminist critic. Biographers of women and women setting out to write their own stories can find much inspiration here.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: CT3203 .H44 2002
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Stacy Russo, Chair of Public Services, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Highly Recommended