For years I’ve been advocating a mass-market paperback called Fascinating Womanhood, by Helen Andelin, to all and sundry who would put up with it. But over the weekend I learned of an even older source – a charming little book published in the 1920s, from which Andelin gets most of her ideas, and, I’m very sorry to say, most of her content – unattributed.
Like Andelin’s book, it is called Fascinating Womanhood. The author is anonymous, which intrigues me a bit.
You have to make some allowances for the period in which this was written – the writing style itself is simplistic to the point of feeling patronizing – but there’s a lot of quality there, too. Human nature, after all, doesn’t change.
Do, please, check it out.
And a special thinks to Penelope for introducing me to this booklet.