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The Lives of Media Women

by Susan Crean

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entertainment & performing arts, media studies
list price: $9.95
category: Social Science
published: 1987

In this book you'll meet some of the best-known women in Canada, past and present: Barbara Frum, Betty Kennedy, June Callwood, Ann Medina, Doris Anderson, Hana Gartner, Pamela Wallin.
Susan Crean has written profiles of more than a hundred Canadian media women, print journalists, writers, editors, radio and television broadcasters. They tell the stories of their careers, and the obstacles they've overcome in pursuit of success and power. Women are more prominent than ever before in the media--but as this book makes clear, many barriers to advancement remain.
Newsworthy: The Lives of Media Women offers lively portraits of many of Canada's most successful media personalities.

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"Timely, well-written, full of facinating anecdotes and gossip."

— London Free Press

"An insider's report on media stars ... fun to read."

— Ottawa Citizen

"Chock-full of heroics, grand imaginings and larger-than-life characters."

— Regina Leader Post
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Susan Crean

Susan Crean is a well-known writer and cultural critic, most recently of the Emily Carr biography, The Laughing One. She is a frequent contributor to magazines such as Geist, This Magazine and The Capilano Review.
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