This Is Not the Ivy League: A Memoir (American Lives)

By: Blew, Mary Clearman

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Mary Clearman Blew's education began at home, on a remote cattle ranch in Montana. She graduated to a one-room rural school, then escaped, via scholarship, to the University of Montana, where, still in her teens, she met and married her first husband. "This Is Not the Ivy League "is her account of what it was to be that girl, and then that woman--pressured by husband and parents to be the conventional wife of the 1950s, persisting in her pursuit of an education, trailed by a reluctant husband and small children through graduate school, and finally entering the job market with a PhD in English only to find a whole new set of pressures and prejudices.

This memoir is Blew's behind-the-scenes account of pursuing a career at a time when a woman's place in the world was supposed to have limits. It is a story of both the narrowing perspective of the social norm and the ever-expanding possibilities of a woman who refuses to be told what she can and cannot be.

Title: This Is Not the Ivy League: A Memoir (American Lives)

Author Name: Blew, Mary Clearman

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Bison Books:

ISBN Number: 0803245203

ISBN Number 13: 9780803245204

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0803245203Z2

Description: 0803245203 Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelf wear to the covers and a remainder mark to one edge- NICE!