FAILURE IS IMPOSSIBLE.
SUSAN B. ANTHONY IN HER OWN WORDS.
LYNN SHERR TIMES BOOKS RANDOM HOUSE 1995.
Except for the fact that Susan B. Anthony was a Republican, she was perfect! In Failure Is Impossible, Lynn Sherr brings a hero of the beginning or the twentieth century back to life at its end. What’s staggering to read is that many of the battles Ms. Anthony fought back then on her way to securing the vote for women continue to engage feminists as we enjoy that right-today. The technique of narrating the story alternately in Susan’s and Lynn’s voices provides a delightfully current journey through the history bf women’s suffrage.»
«Reading 4-ynn Sherrs Failure Is Impossible is one of those Wow!-I-didn’t-know-that! experiences. You quickly realize that everything we tried and fought for in the Women’s Movement, everything we said and did, every issue we raised, Susan B. Anthony had already tried and said and fought for.
«Until you know Susan B., you don’t know history. Sherr brings our ‘foremother’ to life and makes us see that what we did was reinvent the wheel. A great read—enlightening and fun!»
«Move over, Benjamin Franklin, Bill Bennett/and all you,boy pundits who’ve hogged the national conversation about manner’s, diores, and virtues for two centuries. Susan B. Anthony, the long-celebrated champion of women’s rights, emerges out of this engaging collection of her own* words as an impassioned commentator on American politics and society. Vibrant! Witty! The ever talented Lynn Sherr breathes new life into a mighty legend.»
‘Tired? Bruised?. Beleaguered? Confused? Lynn Sherr and Susan B. Anthony have just the medicine. Wonderful words, invigorating history. Lynn knows,the heart and humor of women and provides it in abundance. This is better than a vitamin shot.» v
«Anyone who has thought of Susan B. Anthony as a dour profile on the $1 coin or a solemn sister of suffrage has a treat in store. In this wonderful book, we can practically hear the original Susan B. Anthony in all her richness and wisdom. She still speaks to us.»
— ELLEN GOODMAN