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By Jill Ker Conway

ISBN-10: 0679421009

ISBN-13: 9780679421009

ISBN-10: 0679744622

ISBN-13: 9780679744627

The acclaimed writer of the best-selling The street from Coorain and real North now supplies us the 3rd publication in her awesome carrying on with memoir—describing the pleasures, the demanding situations, and the consistent surprises (good and undesirable) of her years because the first girl president of Smith College.

The tale opens in 1973 as Conway, unbeknownst to her, is first “looked over” as a potential candidate via contributors of the Smith group, and keeps as she assesses her passions and percentages and consents to the hot problem of heading the varsity in 1975. The jolt of strength she will get from being surrounded through numerous thousand younger women permits her to tackle the problems that come up in facing the various Smith constituencies—from the self-appointed protectors of the good male culture of humanistic studying to the both decided younger feminists insisting on swap. We see Conway juggling the wishes and issues of school, scholars, mom and dad, trustees, and alumnae, and re-defining and remodeling points of the school to create courses based on the hot realities of women’s lives. We experience the urgency of her efforts to form an establishment that would allure scholars of the Nineties and beyond.

Through all of it we see Jill Ker Conway dealing with her husband’s disease, and studying to guard and maintain her internal self. because the finish of a decade at Smith methods, we see her figuring out that she has either had her schooling and made her contributions, and that it's time now for her to graduate.

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