One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.
-Simone De Beauvoir
(A reader sent me this quote in response to last week's "Real Women" series. I'd never heard of Simone De Beauvoir and I googled her. I'm very interested in her book "The Second Sex" and I'm going to track it down. I'll be looking for the newest translation by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier. Apparently, De Beauvoir felt the first translated book distorted her intended message.)
By the way . . . about last week's "Real Women" series . . .
- this series was a departure from what I usually do in Between Friends but I thought it was fun. I mentioned in an earlier blog post that I wondered how it would be received because it was so different from my regular format. Would people like it? ..would they hate it? ...would readers be completely indifferent to it?
Well...as usual, I was suprised by the response I received. It wasn't what I expected, but then - it never is. I'll post some snippets of some of the mail regarding this series in the next day or two.