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Gilbert and Gubar's The Madwoman in the Attic after Thirty Years
Annette R. Federico, Sandra M. Gilbert
Annette LaPointe
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance - Barack Obama Much better than I expected a politician's memoir to be; it probably helps that he wasn't a politician yet. Occasionally too self-consciously melodramatic/artistic in phrasing, but mostly moving in Obama's search for identity, community, and family in various places; his father's in the title, but he seems to have longed just as much for the ability to mentor/brother younger black men, to judge from his reactions to finally meeting his younger half-brothers.

Very sympathetic to women's oppressions, and respectful of women's strengths; not always cognizant of what it costs women to be strong, I think, or at least not in the same way he is of what it costs men to be weak.