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Author: Linda Hirshman Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2019 ISBN: 9781982679842
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The first history—incisive, witty, fascinating—of the fight against sexual harassment, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Sisters in Law

Linda Hirshman, acclaimed historian of social movements, delivers the sweeping story of the struggle leading up to #MeToo and beyond: from the first tales of workplace harassment percolating to the surface in the 1970s, to the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal—when liberal women largely forgave Clinton, giving men a free pass for two decades. Many liberals even resisted the movement to end rape on campus.

And yet, legal, political, and cultural efforts, often spearheaded by women of color, were quietly paving the way for the takedown of abusers and harassers. Reckoning delivers the stirring tale of a movement catching fire as pioneering women in the media exposed the Harvey Weinsteins of the world, women flooded the political landscape, and the walls of male privilege finally began to crack. This is revelatory, essential social history.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Reckoning is a gripping account of the most profound cultural, political, and legal transformation of the past fifty years…Pulling no punches and sparing no hypocrites, Linda Hirshman speaks to all of us, men and women alike, in a voice at once urgent and entertaining.”

    Laurence H. Tribe, Carl M. Loeb University Professor, Harvard Law School

  • “In Reckoning, Linda Hirshman delivers a stirring, essential history for women of all ages. Prepare to meet the most important—and in some cases the most unsung—feminist heroes of the past fifty years.”

    Alyssa Milano, actor and activist

  • “An important and fascinating history of the intersection of sex and power, in the workplace and beyond. Hirshman’s new book reveals aspects of American feminist history many of us did not know and provides important context around what we thought we did know. An inspiring, necessary, and perfectly timed work.”

    Anna Holmes, writer and creator, Jezebel

  • “In Reckoning, Linda Hirshman delivers a stirring, essential history for women of all ages. Prepare to meet the most important—and in some cases the most unsung—feminist heroes of the past fifty years.”

    Alyssa Milano, actor and activist

  • “Those seeking a tightly constructed narrative about how #MeToo became a cultural phenomenon will find it here, along with a celebration of the bold women who stood up for themselves to earn legal victories against harassment.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An important and fascinating history of the intersection of sex and power, in the workplace and beyond. Hirshman’s new book reveals aspects of American feminist history many of us did not know, and provides important context around what we thought we did know. An inspiring, necessary, and perfectly timed work.”

    Anna Holmes, writer and creator, Jezebel

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About the Author

Linda Hirshman is the author of the New York Times and Washington Post bestselling book about Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sisters in Law. She is also the lawyer and political pundit who wrote the first history of the gay revolution since everything changed: Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution. She has written about social movements for a variety of publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Republic, and the Daily Beast. She has appeared on NPR, Freakonomics Radio, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, CBS News, CNN, MSNBC, and above all, on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report. She lives in Arizona and New York.

About the Narrator

Carrington MacDuffie is a voice actor and recording artist who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has been a frequent finalist for the Audie Award, including for her original audiobook, Many Things Invisible. Alongside her narration work, she has released a new album of original songs, Only an Angel.