Naomi Weisstein: Brain Scientist, Rock Band Leader, Feminist Rebel (Her Collected Essays)


Weisstein was a brilliant, zesty original — hilarious, irrepressibly bold, a daring, joyful mischief-maker. In both her scientific work and her political essays she questioned all the sacred pieties, accepting no orthodoxy without challenge. This volume of her non-scientific articles restores to prominence her rightful place as one of the Left’s most audacious figures.

“For years, I’ve been trying to explain that Naomi Weisstein was great at everything, from science and music to writing and friendship. If she hadn’t existed, no one could have invented her. Now, Martin Duberman has collected her
essays, so you, too, can discover her.”

Gloria Steinem

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“Naomi was a force of nature … May the next generation carry on her spirit!”

Heather Booth, founder of JANE

“Naomi Weisstein fearlessly challenged bigotry and ignorance … Fortunately for us, her longtime close friend and comrade, esteemed historian Martin Duberman, has assembled and annotated her scattered essays. Weisstein, a multifacted woman, upended the status quo and paved the way.”

Marcia Gallo, author, Different Daughters

“Naomi Weisstein’s ideas suffused the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s and 70s with a revolutionary vision … Eloquent, funny and relentlessly honest … she contributed a brilliant critique of hierarchical power relations and the ideologies that justified them.”

Amy Kesselman, Professor Emerita, Women’s Studies, SUNY, New Paltz

“Powerful argument coupled with mischievous wit …Viva Naomi!

Alix Kates Shulman, author, Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen

Weight 1.00 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 9 × 1 in
Levellers Press