Many women are ill-prepared for making important life decisions and for coping with the aftermath of making poor ones. Like Sleeping Beauty, certain women have a tendency to “sleep” through their adult years and to repeat mistakes out of innocence or ignorance. Susan Shapiro Barash interviews 35 women who have recognized their passive patterns and taken action to reclaim their lives.
“In Reclaiming Ourselves we recognize the parts of our lives that have disappointed us, and the opportunity to change our circumstances. Susan Shapiro Barash has done an excellent job of exploring the needs of women as well as the solutions with our grasp.”
— Elizabeth Fuerst, Rutgers University