New PDF release: About Women: Conversations Between a Writer and a Painter

By Lisa Alther, Françoise Gilot

ISBN-10: 0385539878

ISBN-13: 9780385539876

A provocative and wide-ranging dialog among targeted women—one American and one French—on the dilemmas, rewards, and calls for of womanhood.

Lisa Alther and Françoise Gilot were acquaintances for greater than twenty-five years. even if from varied backgrounds (Gilot from cosmopolitan Paris, Alther from small-town Tennessee) and diverse generations, they discovered they've got greatly in universal as ladies who controlled to help themselves with careers within the arts whereas at the same time balancing the duties of labor and parenthood.

About ladies is their prolonged dialog during which they speak about every thing vital to them: their childhoods, the effect of conflict on their lives and their paintings, and their perspectives on love, variety, self-invention, feminism, and baby rearing. in addition they speak about the inventive impulse and the significance of paintings as they consider what it ability to be a lady.

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Observers have said that there is something about the way Jobs talks, the enthusiasm that he conveys, that grabs everyone in the room and doesn’t let go. Even journalists who should have built up an immunity to such gravitational forces cannot escape the influence. com editor Leander Kahney interviewed Jobs biographer Alan Deutschman, who described a meeting with Jobs: “He uses your first name very often. He looks directly in your eyes with that laser-like stare. He has these movie-star eyes that are very hypnotic.

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