Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women's movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer--madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can't quite place--feels her inner world light up. Then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she'd always imagined....
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The Female Persuasion Reviews
I was lucky to have an early read of this funny, important and intelligent novel about what it means to be a human of the female persuasion in our complicated world. The characters here are compelling, their struggles are real, and Wolitzer's fundamental love of them is always in evidence. This novel manages to cover some of the most important issues of our day in all their complexity without ever sacrificing story--masterful and entertaining at the same time. I highly, highly recommend.
I was mildly disappointed by this book. Most probably because I had sky-high expectations after having read and loved Meg Wolitzer’s “The Interestings”.
“The Female Persuasion” is most of all a character-driven book about feminism in our modern world. Greer is our protagonist, but we get to know other people who influence her view on life and women’s rights: Zee, her college friend, Cole her boyfriend, and last but not least Faith Frank (what a great name!) who ends up having the biggest influen ...more
”Your twenties were a time when you still felt young, but the groundwork was being laid in a serious way, crisscrossing beneath the surface. It was being laid even while you slept. What you did, where you lived, who you loved, all of it was like pieces of track being put down in the middle of the night by stealth workers. Until a few days earlier, Greer had had a crowded life that she believed in and was frustrated by. Cory in his twenties was someone who had come to the rescue of a broken mothe ...more
A masterpiece. I loved this book for the characters and the issues and ideas explored. It's beautifully written and a work of true importance.
This may be an unpopular opinion but I had some issues with this book. I ended up reading it because of the hype. This was also the Barnes and Noble Pick for their book club so I really read it for that.
The book has so many points of view I'm not even sure where to start. We meet Greer in the beginning: she's a scholastic girl who likes to read a lot of books and definitely different from her parents who do odd jobs and don't even make dinner for her. Greer has a boyfriend named Cory who ...more
4.5 Stars: “The Female Persuasion” by Meg Wolitzer is a timely novel given the “Me Too” movement. The novel addresses feminism, highlighting the generational differences that women have dealt with and become involved in feministic issues. One reoccurring issue is dealing with sexual assaults and misconducts.
The story opens with one of the main characters, Greer Kadetsky, getting groped at a Frat party at her university. Greer doesn’t know how she feels about it; while her best friend is indigna ...more
Look, this book has minor flaws, but it's Wolitzer at top form. Everyone's going to be obsessed with it this spring, with reason. She's what Franzen wants to be imho: a detailed, provocative chronicler of the Way We Live Now. Enjoy it. Debate it. Relish it.
I read this book because Meg Wolitzer came to our feminist book club at Goodreads; it was such a unique experience to have the author participate in a book club meeting about their own book! This was my first novel by this author, and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Although the story went off on a lot of tangents-- some more enjoyable and impactful than others-- the book explored the interesting and important themes of friendship, self-actualization, feminism, power, and family dynami ...more