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Memoirs of an ex-prom queen

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Alix Kates Shulman's Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen created a profound impact on the cultural landscape when it was originally published in 1972. A sardonic portrayal of one white, middle-class, Midwestern girl's coming-of-age, the novel takes a wry and prescient look at a range of experiences treated at the time as taboo but which were ultimately accepted as matters of major political significance: sexual harassment, job discrimination, the sexual double standard, rape, abortion restrictions, the double binds of marriage and motherhood, andthe frantic quest for beauty.

The book went on to sell more than a million copies and is regarded today as a classic, one of the first and best pieces of fiction born of the women's liberation movement. With many of its concerns still with us today, this witty and devastating novel continues to resonate with readers, and Sasha Davis has proved herself a prom queen for the ages.

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subject_facetAging -- Fiction
Beauty, Personal -- Fiction
Electronic books
Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Women -- United States -- Psychology -- Fiction
title_displayMemoirs of an ex-prom queen
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Memoirs of an ex-prom queen [electronic resource] / Alix Kates Shulman
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Beauty, Personal
Electronic books
Identity (Psychology)
Psychological fiction
Psychology
Women