“Paper mentor” based on candid interviews with prominent artists and scientists over age 65 provides inspiration, support, and guidance for young women entering careers and for mid-career changers.
Parents, guidance and career counselors, as well as gender studies professors will find this book invaluable in providing women with role models who share their life stories with humor, compassion, and zest.

How did they do it, these women who dreamed and dared before the 2nd wave of the women's movement? Their fascinating stories move us toward answers. Most important, this book does not offer a simplistic answer, but a much richer and more varied mosaic. It should help many of today's women, young and older.

Jean Baker Miller, MD Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Director of the Training Institute, Stone Center, Wellesley College, Author, Toward a New Psychology of Women

2018-03-13T22:23:15+00:00

Jean Baker Miller, MD Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Director of the Training Institute, Stone Center, Wellesley College, Author, Toward a New Psychology of Women

How did they do it, these women who dreamed and dared before the 2nd wave of the women's movement? Their fascinating stories move us toward answers. Most important, this book does not offer a simplistic answer, but a much richer and more varied mosaic. It should help many of today's women, young and older.
A joy to read... Accessible, engaging, and passionate in communicating its message.

Catherine Kohler Riessman, PhD, Professor Emerita, Boston University, Author, Divorce Talk

2018-03-13T22:27:36+00:00

Catherine Kohler Riessman, PhD, Professor Emerita, Boston University, Author, Divorce Talk

A joy to read... Accessible, engaging, and passionate in communicating its message.
This book provides a vivid portrayal of the struggles and extraordinary resilience of some remarkable women. I expect that many young women who contemplate or have begun a science career will find the book useful and inspiring.

Gerhard Sonnert, PhD, Department of Physics, Harvard University, Author, Who Succeeds in Science? The Gender  Dimension

2018-03-13T22:25:39+00:00

Gerhard Sonnert, PhD, Department of Physics, Harvard University, Author, Who Succeeds in Science? The Gender  Dimension

This book provides a vivid portrayal of the struggles and extraordinary resilience of some remarkable women. I expect that many young women who contemplate or have begun a science career will find the book useful and inspiring.

About the Author

Karma Kitaj

In publishing books about high-achieving people, Karma Kitaj (pronounced “Key-Tie”) has tied together a long-standing love of books with a family emphasis on lifelong learning. As a teenager, Karma devoured Great Books – Dostoevsky, Proust, Kafka. Her mother, an English teacher, grilled her on grammar so she could place first in state English and Latin competitions. In the mid-1980s, when she was turning 40, Karma, a licensed social worker with a thriving private practice, returned to school to complete her Ph.D., responding to her elderly Viennese grandmother’s insistent question: “When are you going to finish your studies?”