Notes From an Incomplete Revolution defies political correctness and anti-feminist pieties to reveal just how far we have come–and how far we have to go–since “women’s lib” upended our culture a quarter-century ago.
“I’d marched for reproductive rights, but I still mourned the baby I aborted when I was twenty. I’d been in a lesbian relationship for eleven years, but when my car broke down I still longed for a husband. I’d picketed beauty pageants, but I’d been secretly dieting for fifteen years….”
Through the intimate eye of her own experience, Maran speaks to the passionate concerns of women today: from breast cancer and sexual abuse to the challenge of raising children in a violent world. But she also finds much reason for rejoicing. And whether she’s reminiscing about “free love” in the ’60’s, talking shoe styles with a transvestite, or learning how not to play racquetball “like a girl,” this is writing to celebrate: alive with feeling and deeply engaged with the life of our times.