“SHARP is a din­ner party you want to be at . . .

A wonderful cel­e­bra­tion of some truly gutsy, bril­liant women.”—NPR

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“An en­ter­tain­ing and eru­dite cul­tural his­tory.”—Wall Street Jour­nal

“A group bi­og­ra­phy of sorts, trac­ing a dozen fe­male writ­ers—from Dorothy Parker to Janet Mal­colm— whose re­views, es­says and other works com­pose a rough his­tory of Amer­i­can thought from the 1920s to the ’80s . . . con­sis­tently en­ter­tain­ing and of­ten truly provoca­tive.” —Los An­ge­les Times

“Both deeply re­searched and un­com­monly en­gross­ing.” —Paris Re­view

“For as­pir­ing writ­ers es­pe­cially, these women are re­quired read­ing.” —New York Magazine

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