alix kates shulman

Selected Works

Memoirs
"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
Fiction
"Wry and delicious" People (starred). "Wickedly funny" Boston Globe. “Delectably mischievous return to fiction" Booklist.
"A devastating exposé of the all-American girl plight" Boston Globe. "Witty and revolutionary" Booklist. "A vicious little gem of a novel" Cosmopolitan.
"A perfectly realized novel about feminism." Rita Mae Brown
"Insightful and compassionate." Publishers Weekly
"Fierce, funny, touching." NY Times Book Review
Non-Fiction
First ever collection of 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

Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen

New 40th anniversary ebook edition now available

This million-copy bestseller, called "the first important novel to emerge from the women's liberation movement," has been issued by FSG in a 35th anniversary edition. Taking a sardonic look at the double-binds of growing up female and sexy in middle-class America, this debut novel is still widely studied on American campuses as a feminist classic.

"A crackling, tough-minded, ironically funny novel. . . . I daresay that not a woman reader will be really shocked and that the average man's hair, regardless of length, will automatically stand on end from page to page."
Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Told with astringent wit... a challenging and bitter brew of a novel." San Francisco Chronicle

"Extremely relevant--I loved it! ... I only wish I'd found Alix Shulman's classic earlier." -Sophie Pollitt-Cohen, co-author of The Notebook Girls

"An extaordinary novel . . . sad and witty, expertly conceived and executed . . . important." Newsweek

"A vicious little gem of a novel." Cosmopolitan

"Men may curse, they may howl . . . yet men owe it to themselves to see themselves plain, as their wives and girlfriends perceive them, by approaching Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen as a splendid looking glass-above all, an honest one. . . . With a keen ear for speech patterns and a peeled eye for the nuances of emotion, Ms. Shulman is very comic indeed." Los Angeles Times