Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment

Linda Hirshman (Author)

Product Details

Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
June 11, 2019
6.1 X 1.3 X 9.1 inches | 1.35 pounds

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About the Author

LINDA HIRSHMAN is the author of the New York Times best-selling Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World. She writes and speaks on politics in places including Radio Lab's "More Perfect," Slate's "Slow Burn," and the Washington Post.


"Hirshman has written a lively account of a social revolution that's still in the making."--New York Times

"In thirteen strong chapters, which move chronologically from 1969 to 2018, Hirshman examines major U.S. events in great detail and with a storyteller's panache." --Bookforum

"Ambitious and provocative." --​The Jewish Forward

"Hirshman documents behind-the-scene details, political maneuverings, evidence that was presented or suppressed, truths that became apparent long after decisions went into effect, and how these developments affect current events. The unabated, continuing public outcry against sexual harassment is a reminder that resolution is long overdue."--Booklist, starred review

"Inspiring... a tightly constructed narrative about how #MeToo became a cultural phenomenon will find it here, along with a celebration of the bold women who stood up for themselves to earn legal victories against harassment."--Publishers Weekly

"In Reckoning, Linda Hirshman delivers a stirring, essential history for women of all ages. Prepare to meet the most important--and in some cases the most unsung--feminist heroes of the past fifty years."--Alyssa Milano, actor and activist

"An important and fascinating history of the intersection of sex and power, in the workplace and beyond. Hirshman's new book reveals aspects of American feminist history many of us did not know, and provides important context around what we thought we did know. An inspiring, necessary, and perfectly timed work."--Anna Holmes, writer and creator, Jezebel

"Reckoning is a gripping account of the most profound cultural, political, and legal transformation of the past fifty years. Pulling no punches and sparing no hypocrites, Linda Hirshman speaks to all of us, men and women alike, in a voice at once urgent and entertaining, about the eternal double helix of sex and power."--Laurence H. Tribe, Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School

"A brisk, authoritative, and timely history." --Kirkus Reviews