Betty Friedan

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General Information

Name: Betty Friedan

Pen Name: None

Born: February 4, 1921 in Peoria, Illinois

Died: February 4, 2006 in Washington, DC

Illinois Connection

Friedan was born and raised in Peoria.

Biographical and Professional Information

Betty Friedan was born Betty Naomi Goldstein. She was a feminist organizer and the co-founder of NOW - the National Organization for Women - and its first president serving from 1966 - 1970. She was educated in psychology at Smith College and the University of California at Berkeley. She worked as a journalist, teacher and lecturer. The Feminine Mystique is considered a basic document of the feminist movement.

Published Works

  • The Feminine Mystique, Norton, 1963
  • It Changed My Life, Random House, 1976
  • The Second Stage, Summit, 1981
  • The Fountain of Age, Simon & Schuster, 1993
  • Beyond Gender, New Politics, Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1997
  • Life So Far, A Memoir, Simon & Schuster, 2000

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Second Stage: With a New Introduction

ISBN: 0674796551
Release Date: 1998-04-01

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The Fountain Of Age

ISBN: 0099164817
Release Date: 1994

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Beyond Gender: The New Politics of Work and Family

ISBN: 0943875846
Release Date: 1997-10-10

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Life So Far: A Memoir

ISBN: 0743299868
Release Date: 2006-08-01

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Literary Awards

Humanist of the Year 1975

External Links

Betty Friedan on WorldCat

Betty Friedan on Amazon

Betty Friedan on Wikipedia

Betty Friedan on C-SPAN American Writers


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