Lean Out

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4.9 X 0.3 X 7.6 inches | 0.22 pounds
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About the Author

Dawn Foster is a writer and journalist. She is a columnist for The Guardian, and writes for the London Review of Books, New York Times, Dissent and Prospect, among other publications. She won the IBP Young Journalist of the Year award in 2014. Her book Lean Out (Repeater, 2015) was shortlisted for the 2017 Bread and Roses Award and her journalism was longlisted for the 2017 Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain's Social Evils.


"Rarely does 'essential reading' really mean that you urgently need to read a book. But Lean Out is different: the argument that a society that promotes 'aspiration' must rely on outliers is just one of its many gems. There is a danger that corporate feminism will enter academia and will not be recognised for the aberration that it is.Lean Out is the antidote. Just 87 pages long, it is well worth the many hours it takes to read and absorb."

- Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder professor of geography, University of Oxford

"A very important, much-needed and well-researched book that isn't afraid to ask the right questions and demand answers. It is a straight-talking, timely call to arms" - Independent on Sunday

"Vigorous...trenchant...a robust critique...it's conclusion is both inevitable and startling" - Shahidha Bari, Times Higher Education

"Excellent...forward-looking" - Sarah Leonard, Bookforum

..".much more than just a riposte to the popular business manifesto for women. Fascinating, thought-provoking and at times outrage-inducing, Lean Out elucidates the many ways in which women are being subjugated by corporations and the government, and encourages us to take direct action to address these inequalities." - Ariane Sherine, Huffington Post