Marilyn French (November 21, 1929 – May 2, 2009) was an American author. Her first and best-known novel, The Women’s Room, released in 1977, sold more than 20 million copies and was translated into 20 languages. Gloria Steinem, a close friend, compared the impact of the book on the discussion surrounding women’s rights to the one that Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man had had on racial equality 25 years earlier.
18 Books That Changed How We Felt About Ourselves As Women 12. The Women's Room by Marilyn French "[It] made me appreciate the women's rights activists that came before me, how far we've come and how much further we have yet to go. Every woman, young or old should read it." - Ivana Batkovic, via Facebook.
In this superb novel by the beloved author of "Talk Before Sleep," "The Pull of the Moon," and "Until the Real Thing Comes Along," a woman re-creates her life after divorce by opening up her house and her heart. "Open House" is a love story about what can blossom between a man and a woman, and within a woman herself.