alix kates shulman

Selected Works

“A haunting meditation on a love more enduring than the body or mind.” —Boston Globe “An extraordinary and important book.” –Oliver Sacks
“Refreshingly upbeat, infused with insight, affection, and respect.” –NY Times Book Review
“A ten year voyage of discovery [that] could even, if we were willing, change our lives.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Wry and delicious” —People (starred). “Wickedly funny” —Boston Globe.“Irreverent comedy" —O Magazine. “Delectably mischievous” —Booklist.
“Witty and revolutionary” —Booklist. “A vicious little gem of a novel” —Cosmopolitan.
“It brought back to me in a rush of emotion the electric sense of discovery which was how the women's movement began for all of us.” —Betty Friedan
“Insightful and compassionate.” —Publishers Weekly
“Fierce, funny, touching.” —NY Times Book Review
Alix's most controversial essays. “Stirring and...courageous” —Blanche Weisen Cook
Revisits controversial proposal to share childcare and housework equally
Emma Goldman's writings compiled and edited by Alix
Biography of Emma Goldman, a NY Times Notable Book
For Children
Fantasy adventure story with a mathematical plot
Picture book exploring the borderline between dream and reality
A hidden picture book

“A Marriage Agreement” & “A Marriage Disagreement”

“A Marriage Disagreement” revisits Alix's controversial 1969 article “A Marriage Agreement,” in which she proposed that men and women share equally in child care and housework. First published in the underground feminist journal “Up From Under,” it was subsequently reprinted as a cover story in Life Magazine as well as in Ms, New York Magazine, Redbook, and the standard Harvard textbook on contract law. It was widely discussed and attacked by, among others, Norman Mailer, Russell Baker, Joan Didion, and as recently as 2004 in The Atlantic Monthly by Kaitlin Flanagan, and continues to be debated on the blogs.

In “A Marriage Disagreement,” published in the Winter 1998 Dissent and in The Feminist Memoir Project (ed. by Rachel Blau Du Plessis and Ann Snitow, Crown 1998 & Rutgers 2007), Alix reveals the volatile and secret history of that still controversial idea.