The Conversation Begins: Mothers and Daughters Talk About Living Feminism
“These stories alone make fascinating reading, but the book goes deeper … Unsettlingly revealing.”
– The Women’s Review of Books
The first book to take an honest, in-depth look at the difficulties and rewards of being a feminist mother and to ask prominent feminist daughters whether their mother’s vision was successfully or unsuccessfully transmitted to them while growing up. In The Conversation Begins, Christina Baker Kline and Christina Looper Baker draw on talks with a diverse range of mothers who experienced the era of women’s liberation and their daughters, who are now reshaping the movement to suit their own needs. The book presents revealing first-person narratives based on interviews with more than 30 sets of mothers and daughters – comprising the heart of this testament to the strength of American feminism and the bond between feminist mothers and daughters.