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Women of a Certain Rage

Edited by Liz Byrski


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This book is the result of what happened when Liz Byrski asked 20 Australian women from widely different backgrounds, races, beliefs and identities to take up the challenge of writing about rage.

The honesty, passion, courage and humour of their very personal stories is energising and inspiring. If you have ever felt the full force of anger and wondered at its power, then this book is for you.


'A great read. Rage has never been this compassionate, absorbing and thought-provoking. When do I get to party with these smart, talented, wonderful women?' Judith Lucy

'Women of a Certain Rage is a brilliantly conceived, compiled and produced book, and Liz Byrski should be commended for her inspiration and commitment in creating it. Highly recommended, this book should be prescribed reading in all schools to empower our future generations.' Beauty and Lace

'Whether you are a reader or a writer, Women of a Certain Rage is a valuable example of the potential power and impact of creative non-fiction.' Writing WA

'This is an honest and courageous collection of 20 Aussie women’s very personal stories of rage; a unique piece of writing that looks at what has enraged these individuals - who are from all walks of life and span every generation - and how they’ve used their anger to inspire action.' Yahoo!Lifestyle

'Women of a Certain Rage offers a rare commentary on anger, which is still judged as ‘unacceptable behaviour’ in women, particularly those in public roles, and offers some insights into the exclusion of angry women from power.' Pearls and Irritations

'… its essays invite readers to engage with exciting thinking about rage’s place in politics, relationships, and throughout a life.' Australian Book Review

'Each piece is filled with emotion, but at the end of the book what is left is an overwhelming sense of hope and determination; and women in Australia could really use some of that right now.' The AU Review

ISBN 9781760990060 (Paperback)
Formats B+ Format (208 x 140mm) (Paperback)
Categories New Releases
Book Club Reads
New Adult
Autobiography, Biography & Memoir
Mother's Day 2021
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2021
Pages 232
  • Liz byrski

    Liz Byrski

    Liz Byrski is the author of 10 novels, including A Month of Sundays and The Woman Next Door. She has also written 12 non-fiction titles including In Love and War: Nursing Heroes, Getting On: Some Thoughts on Women and Ageing, and Remember Me. Liz is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Curtin University, and has worked as a freelance journalist, and as a broadcaster with ABC radio. Read more