|Plot Summary of Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women|
In Elizabeth Wurtzel's follow up to "Prozac Nation", the coked-up author blazes through a history of sexism and sexuality in the West, and examines 20th century attitudes towards "difficult women" who refuse to play by the rules and become feminist icons while often ending up alone, suicidal, or confined to prison or mental wards, too insatiable to accept "no" for an answer.
This synopsis report prepared by Michelle Yusuf
|Chapter Analysis of Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Kind Of History
Time of history:
- 20th century
Kind of social history
- history of girls
Subjects of this Historical Account
Religion? (if plays a major part)
Ethnicity (if plays a major part)
Is the portrayal sympathetic?
- Somewhat sympathetic
From a certain profession/group?
Intelligence of subject of
If applicable, liberal/conservative?
- Historian is very liberal
How much gore?
- 3 ()
How fast-paced is the book?
- 7 ()
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel...
- in awe
How much focus on stories of individuals?
- Focuses on brief history of a lot of players
How much romance?
- 9 ()
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- rape (yeech!)
Minor characters feature lots of:
- deranged people
Is this a kid's book?
- Ages 16-Adult
Length of book
- 450 pages+
How much emphasis on small details?
- 7 ()
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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