Comments from the author about writing: I enjoy examining traditional historical narratives to see who or what might be getting left out of our cultural memory. History is full of people, like Sylvia Porter, who have had a tremendous cultural impact but for some reason have been forgotten. I use primary research to uncover those stories, and I try to present them in a way that will be meaningful but also accessible for readers. My book about Porter explores how she built a career in financial journalism at a time when women were not believed to be capable of writing about money. Not only did she succeed as a business and economics writer, but she created an entirely new form of journalism: personal finance.
Book Types: Nonfiction
Audience Types: Adult
Genre: Biography, History
Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes
If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? Only mileage if travel is required
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Books By This Author
- Mad Men and Working Women: Feminist Perspectives on Historical Power, Resistance and Otherness, (co-authored with Erika Engstrom, Jane Marcellus, and Kimberly Wilmot Voss), Peter Lang, New York, 2014.
- Sylvia Porter: America's Original Personal Finance Columnist. Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, New York, 2013.