Particular Passions

Particular Passions: Talks with Women who Shaped our Times

“Every woman owes it to herself to look up Particular Passions – borrow the volume from your public library. Or, better still, buy it and put it with your favorite novel or poetry collection to sustain you. Every story in the book is an inspiration. This book is a joy and a tonic.”
— PIONEER PRESS & DISPATCH
“One of those rare, rare books that pick your life up, turn it around, and point it in the right direction.”
— K. T. MACLAY
“Oral Histories of 46 fascinating women, unknowns to media stars, all tops in their fields.”
— SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
“A forceful inspiration – a revelation of woman’s courage, spirit & strength.”
— SEY CHASSLER
“I have never enjoyed an oral history book more than this one.”
— SOJOURNER
“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
“Tantalizing glimpses into the lives of women who have not only made a living at their own ‘particular passion’ , but have become well known, even world renowned, for doing work they love.”
— CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
“A stellar compilation for selective reading or straight through.”
— KIRKUS
“A fresh, rich and absorbing book. An excellent contribution to women’s literature.”
— WOMEN'S HISTORY SOURCES
“46 successful women talk about their lives and their philosophies. Some pursued conventional purposes, but many directed their lives in creative and innovative ways. Good models for other women, who can accomplish even better things. This book also gives a good glimpse of life in 20th-century America.”
— AUTHENTICITY BIBLIOGRAPHY