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Susan Faludi

Biography

Susan Faludi

Susan Faludi is the author of STIFFED: The Betrayal of the American Man and BACKLASH: The Undeclared War Against American Women, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Nation, among other publications. She lives in San Francisco.

Susan Faludi

Books by Susan Faludi

by Susan Faludi - Memoir, Nonfiction

“In the summer of 2004 I set out to investigate someone I scarcely knew, my father. The project began with a grievance, the grievance of a daughter whose parent had absconded from her life. I was in pursuit of a scofflaw, an artful dodger who had skipped out on so many things --- obligation, affection, culpability, contrition. I was preparing an indictment, amassing discovery for a trial. But somewhere along the line, the prosecutor became a witness.” So begins Susan Faludi’s extraordinary inquiry into the meaning of identity in the modern world and in her own haunted family saga. When the feminist writer learned that her 76-year-old father --- long estranged and living in Hungary --- had undergone sex reassignment surgery, that investigation would turn personal and urgent.