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Barbara Ehrenreich
(1941-____) born on
Aug 26
US writer. She wrote "Witches, Midwives, and Nurses," 1972.
         
   
F
Heads of state are notoriously ill prepared for their mature careers; think of Adolf Hitler (landscape painter), Ho Chi Minh (seaman), and our own Ronald Reagan.

R
There is the fear, common to all English-only speakers, that the chief purpose of foreign languages is to make fun of us. Otherwise, you know, why not just come out and say it?
A
Like many other women, I could not understand why every man who changed a diaper has felt impelled, in recent years, to write a book about it.
N
It is the marketplace that calls most clearly for men to be softer, more narcissistic and receptive, and the new man is the result.
K
The media have just buried the last yuppie, a pathetic creature who had not heard the news that the great pendulum of public conciousness has just swung from Greed to Compassion and from Tex-Mex to meatballs.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Worst Years of Our Lives, "Premature Pragmatism" (1991; first published Ms., 1986).
R: The Worst Years of Our Lives, "Language Barrier" (1991; first published 1989).
A: "Wimps," in New York Times (1985; repr. in The Worst Years of Our Lives, 1991).
N: "At Last, a New Man," in New York Times (1984; repr. in The Worst Years of Our Lives, 1991).
K: The Worst Years of Our Lives, "Goodbye To The Work Ethic" (1991; first published 1988).
   


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