Book Spotlight: BECOMING THE EX-WIFE by Marsha Gordon

Becoming the Ex-Wife by Marsha Gordon
ISBN: 9780520391543 (Hardcover)
ISBN: 9780520391550 (eBook)
ASIN: B0BNBMG619 (Kindle edition)
Publisher: University of California Press
Page Count: 312
Release Date: April 25, 2023
Genre: Nonfiction | Biography

The riveting biography of Ursula Parrott—best-selling author, Hollywood screenwriter, and voice for the modern woman.

Becoming the Ex-Wife establishes Parrott’s rightful place in twentieth-century American culture, uncovering her neglected work and keen insights into American women’s lives during a period of immense social change.

Although she was frequently dismissed as a “woman’s writer,” reading Parrott’s writing today makes it clear that she was a trenchant philosopher of modernity—her work was prescient, anticipating issues not widely raised until decades after her decline into obscurity. With elegant wit and a deft command of the archive, Marsha Gordon tells a timely story about the life of a woman on the front lines of a culture war that is still raging today.

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Meet the Author

Photo of Marsha Gordon, picture of a white female wearing black eyeglasses, a gold statement necklace, short-sleeve black top, and graying, wavy, shoulder-length hair.
Marsha Gordon by Louis Cherry

Marsha Gordon is a Professor of Film Studies at North Carolina State University, a recent Fellow at the National Humanities Center, and an NEH Public Scholar. She is the author of numerous books and articles, and co-director of several short documentaries. Her latest book, Becoming the Ex-Wife: The Unconventional Life and Forgotten Writings of Ursula Parrott, was published with the trade division of the University of California Press in April 2023. For seven years Marsha contributed to a monthly show, “Movies on the Radio,” with NC Museum of Art film curator Laura Boyes and Frank Stasio, on 91.5/WUNC’s “The State of Things.” She regularly introduces films, gives lectures, and participates in panels all over the United States and Europe.

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