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This Is Not the Ivy League

This Is Not the Ivy League

(2011)
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Mary Clearman Blew's education began at home, on a remote cattle ranch in Montana. She graduated to a one-room rural school, then escaped, via scholarship, to the University of Montana, where, still in her teens, she met and married her first husband. This Is Not the Ivy League is her account of what it was to be that girl, and then that woman - pressured by husband and parents to be the conventional wife of the 1950s, persisting in her pursuit of an education, trailed by a reluctant husband and small children through graduate school, and finally entering the job market with a PhD in English only to find a whole new set of pressures and prejudices.

This memoir is Blew's behind-the-scenes account of pursuing a career at a time when a woman's place in the world was supposed to have limits. It is a story of both the narrowing perspective of the social norm and the ever-expanding possibilities of a woman who refuses to be told what she can and cannot be.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: This Is Not the Ivy League: A Memoir (American Lives)
Author(s): Mary Clearman Blew
ISBN: 0-8032-3011-7 / 978-0-8032-3011-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
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Paperback Editions

March 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: This Is Not the Ivy League: A Memoir (American Lives)
Author(s): Mary Clearman Blew
ISBN: 0-8032-4520-3 / 978-0-8032-4520-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bison Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: This Is Not the Ivy League: A Memoir (American Lives)
Author(s): Mary Clearman Blew
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
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