Tillie Olsen's personal selection from the work of 120 writers of prose and poetry, memoir and song, provides a contemporary view of this special relationship - from such writers as Louise Bogan, Colette, Simone de Beauvoir, Grace Paley, Olive Schreiner, Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker, Eudora Welty, and Virginia Woolf. This book includes a monthly calendar, applicable to any year, for notes and reminders.
Activist and author Tillie Olsen is best known for her prize-winning fiction Tell Me a Riddle and Yonnondio: From the Thirties. She has taught at MIT, Stanford, and Amherst. Olsen is an recipient of an Award for Distinguished Contribution to American Literature from the American Academy and the National Institute of Arts and Letters.