Marilyn French, author of The Women's Room, Made a Difference for Millions

May 11, 2009

We lost a brilliant thinker and clear, strong voice for women recently.   Author Marilyn French was a prolific writer and best-known for THE WOMEN'S ROOM, her 1977 novel, which sold over 20 million copies.  She clearly had her finger on the pulse of the frustration so many women were feeling and straining to change at that time.  Here are two excellent tributes to a woman who, in my book, epitomized:  making a difference on your watch.  The first is the NY Times obit and the second is re-printed from the Women's Media Center on the terrific blog of Gloria Feldt, a personal friend and the long-time CEO of Planned Parenthood. 

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