Particular Passions

Particular Passions: Talks with Women who Shaped our Times


Lynn GilbertComment

Finally women claimed their rightful place in history by creating Women’s History Month in 1980. Strange that women’s struggle, just to be treated as people took centuries to accomplish, because women are 51% of the population. And the struggle is still not over. The Catholic Church maintains its’ doctrine on faith and morals is definitive and infallible. Today the Vatican hierarchy is hit by scandals, priests’ sexual abuse of over 16,000 children worldwide, and intrigue and betrayals befitting a Renaissance court.

While men of the cloth at the highest level in the church hid their scandals, ordinary women came out in the open because of what they desired to contribute. Read stories of these women, who used their abilities in the face of great obstacles to make extraordinary things happen.

“Particular Passions: Talks with Women who Have Shaped our Times,” is the first collective record of the experiences of pioneering women, in multiple disciplines from the 1920s to the 1980s, as told in their own words. It is available at Amazon and Apple.

The 42 women included in the book, such as Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Billie Jean King, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Grace Murray Hopper share their passions. The book is not about accolades or titles, but what inspired and enabled them to succeed where none had gone before.

“This is a wonderful book... The book is recommended reading for anyone — no matter what political or sociological background — who wants to know more about living history.” — Santa Cruz Sentinel.