I enjoyed reading this very opinionated author and couldn't agree with her more!
I loved this book! It was a fascinating and well researched cultural history that illuminated the ways in which fashion both reflects and influences American culture. I enjoyed the fact that the author's opinions were apparent throughout the book, as it resulted in a more pleasurable and intimate read. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in women's issues, fashion, or cultural history.
What could have been an interesting read Linda ruins by her pseudo-academic writing style.
ErnieK said it all with the comment "great history buried alive"
Linda is a poor writer and overuses her term "dress doctors". Unfortunately I could not finish the book.
very interesting read on the rise and fall of fashionable dressing within the US.
This is a very frustrating book. Professor Pski (as she named herself on her website) has done a amazing job researching the entire life cycle of the Home Economics movement in the USA, and she has told this story drenched in her own 21st century opinions. It is more of a diatribe than a history, and even though I agree with her points, I find her methods reprehensible. The "Dress Doctors" is the author's term, used to reduce individual efforts to a made-up brand name, and is endlessly repeated like a tuneless drum. Great history buried alive. Shame! Shame on you!
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