South Portland, Maine (PRWEB) October 11, 2007
Zigzag: A Working Woman's Life in Changing Times by Pat Nyhan is a groundbreaking and personal story of how the author fought society's changing expectations of women to gain a fulfilling working life.
Society's views on what it means to be a woman have changed radically since the 1940s. From Rosie the Riveter to today's career mom, women often find that their career choices are mapped more by what the world expects of them than what they themselves really want. But it doesn't have to be that way.
In sparkling prose, Pat Nyhan describes how she grew up in 1940s Chicago and broke out of the traditional female roles to become a newspaper reporter. But juggling family and work had its price and Nyhan often found herself having to make difficult adjustments. Still, as this moving memoir proves, those changes resulted in an ultimately rich and rewarding work life.
This is a brave and important book for any woman who has ever wondered if she was on the right path to success. As educational as it is entertaining, Zigzag should find a treasured place in any home library or college.
For more information or to request a free review copy, members of the press can contact the author at pnyhan @ maine.rr.com. Zigzag: A Working Woman's Life in Changing Times is available for sale online at Amazon.com, BookSurge.com, and through additional wholesale and retail channels worldwide.
About the Author
Freelance journalist Pat Nyhan is a former reporter for The Maine Sunday Telegram/Portland Press Herald and Maine Times. The co-author of Let the Good Times Roll! A Guide to Cajun & Zyedeco Music, she taught English while in the Peace Corps in Afghanistan and currently teaches adult immigrants in Portland, Maine.
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