About the Author
Gail Collins is a columnist for the New York Times. From 2001-2007 she was editorial page editor of the paper--the first woman to have held that position.
"A deeply researched, entertaining book . . . [Collins] brings a reporter's eye to the facts and anecdotes, and never without humor."
—New York Times
"Collins . . . is a cheerful companion through the decades."
"An eye-opening guide to our shifting attitudes about aging."—New York Times
"Known for the punch of her columns, Collins sprinkles conversational asides throughout to keep this hike through the decades spry. . . . Former New Jersey Rep. Millicent Fenwick . . . is just one of the many fascinating, unstoppable exemplars Collins manages to squeeze into this tightly laced historical corset."
"A lively celebration of women's potential."
"Collins continues her exploration of women's history with this breezy look at the position of older women in American society. This is a diverting and certainly interesting and valuable read."
"A lively and well-researched compendium. . . . This enjoyable and informative historical survey will delight Collins's fans and bring in some new ones."
—Publishers WeeklyPraise for When Everything Changed
"Splendid...Collins is a masterful storyteller."—Glenn C. Altschuler
"Did feminism fail?
Gail Collins's smart, thorough, often droll and extremely readable account of women's recent history in America not only answers this question brilliantly, but also poses new ones about the past and the present."—Amy Bloom
, The New York Times Book Review
"Riveting and remarkably thorough in its account of this tumultuous period."
, Los Angeles Times
, Dallas Morning News
"Gail Collins has an unflaggingly intelligent conversational style that gives this book a personal and authoritative tone all at once."
, The New York Review of Books
"Exhilarating, accessible, and inspiring."
"Gail Collins is such a delicious writer, it's easy to forget the scope of her scholarship in this remarkable look at women's progress."