Notes from the Cracked Ceiling

Paperback $14.00

Broadway Books | Mar 01, 2011 | 304 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780307464262

  • Paperback$14.00

    Broadway Books | Mar 01, 2011 | 304 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780307464262

  • Ebook$9.99

    Crown | Dec 29, 2009 | ISBN 9780307464279

Praise

“Unsettling…Full of astonishing anecdotes…This book is an eye-opener.” —People
 
“[Kornblut] skillfully coaxes candor from guarded women…Gets to the heart of why women run and how they win…Illustrates why more women should be covering politics, and why it matters that she is one of them.” —Washington Post
 
“Compelling…convincing and nuanced.” —Associated Press
 
“This lively, perceptive discussion of what it will take for women to truly crack the glass ceiling in politics is rich in anecdote, common sense, analysis, and superb old-fashioned reporting.” —Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of Team of Rivals
 
 “In Notes from the Cracked Ceiling, Anne Kornblut has cracked the code, brilliantly reporting the struggles women face as candidates, including never before known facts about celebrated and controversial figures like Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and Sarah Palin. Kornblut brings her trademark analytical skill to paint a brilliant and compelling portrait of where women have been in politics, and how far they still must travel to succeed. This book will be a revelation to all women—and men—interested in politics and in great storytelling.” —Andrea Mitchell, NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent
 
 “That Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin were treated differently by some in the media and the public because of their gender is indisputable. Anne Kornblut looks at their campaigns, as well as other ones with happier endings, to probe just what a politician’s gender means in this “enlightened” day and age. If my daughter is to ever live in a world where she will be judged professionally by the content of her character, not the shape of her skin, it will be in part because of the scholarship, reporting, and insight of reporters like Kornblut.” —Jake Tapper, ABC News Senior White House Correspondent
 
“Anne Kornblut offers a careful, compelling, provocative analysis of the role gender continues to play in U.S. campaigns and elections.  She synthesizes academic literature, interviews with scholars, pollsters, strategists, and pundits, and her own experiences on the campaign trail into a first-rate account of how far women have come and how far women still must go to break through the political glass ceiling.  This is a must read for everyone who cares about women, elections, and representation.” —Jennifer L. Lawless, Ph.D., Director, Women & Politics Institute at American University and author of It Takes A Candidate: Why Women Don’t Run for Office

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