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How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed

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Edition:
Reprint
ISBN13:

9780060975401

ISBN10:
0060975407
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/9/2010
Publisher(s):
HarperCollins Publications

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Customer Reviews

Amazingly Perceptive  August 4, 2011
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Unlike many "feminist" books, it's actually accessible to men, maybe because of the quotidian details that make each story so real. I've had overnight guests pick it up to read themselves to sleep and then find themselves still up late into the night because they can't put the book down!






How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed: 5 out of 5 stars based on 1 user reviews.

Summary

In 1990 Slavenka Drakulic travelled through Yugoslavia, East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Bulgaria, spending time with women and listening to their life stories, cooking with them, drinking coffee when they had any, learning how they had survived communism, and sometimes managing to laugh.

This is her account of those women's lives in pre-revolutionary Eastern Europe. The author, a journalist and cultural commentator in the former Yugoslavia, was a co-founder of that country's first feminist group in 1979.



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