The Feminist and the Cowboy

The Feminist and the Cowboy

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The bestselling author of The Dirty Girls Social Club returns with an engrossing memoir about how falling in love with a sexy cowboy turned her feminist beliefs upside down. Feminism was a religion in Alisa Valdes's childhood home. Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem took the place of Barbies and left Valdes impressed with a feminist ideology that guided a prolific writing career?at twenty-two Valdes was named one of the top feminist writers under thirty by the editor of Ms Magazine. Yet despite her professional success, Valdes hit forty-two a single mom and a serial dater of inadequate men in tweed jackets?until she met the Cowboy. A conservative rancher, the Cowboy held the traditional views on gender roles that Valdes was raised to reject. Yet as she falls head-over-spurs for him and their relationship finds harmony, she finds the strength, peace, and happiness that comes from embracing her femininity. From their first date the Cowboy makes her pulse race, and she discovers that "when men... act like men rather than like emasculated boys, you as a woman will find not only great pleasure in submitting to them but also great growth as a person." Told with plenty of humor and candor, The Feminist and the Cowboy will delight the many readers who made The Pioneer Woman a bestseller?not to mention every woman who dreams of being swept away by a rugged cowboy.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Penguin Publishing Group, 2013.
ISBN: 9781101606551
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Aug 05, 2013

(Also not worth a rating): I skimmed this book awhile back, not worth a full read, as the author misportrays herself as a "feminist" when in actuality she is simply a neurotic conservative, who finally, sort of, admits to it.....

Aug 05, 2013

I am a firm believer that you read something before negatively talking about it. Feminists already have a bad rep, must they now become Fox News, using what they assume they know instead of actually reading the book? This is how ugly propaganda starts. =(

Oct 25, 2012

I'm not going to read this book. I'm a feminist and this does not sound appealing. I do not agree that learning to submit will delight women. Ugh. Must we go backwards??


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EuSei Mar 31, 2014

“An irresistible, post-feminist Taming of the Shrew. Don’t be scared by the premise. This is not a story about a woman relinquishing her identity. Quite the opposite. It is a riveting tale about how a brilliant, strong-minded woman liberated herself from a dreary, male-bashing, reality-denying feminism.” Christina Hoff Sommers, author of The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism is Harming Our Young Men (


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