Book review Merlin Stone Remembered, Her Life and Works by David B. Axelrod, Carol F. Thomas, and Lenny Schneir
Biography , Feminism , Uncategorized , Women Studies / November 2, 2014

Book review Merlin Stone Remembered, Her Life and Works by David B. Axelrod, Carol F. Thomas, and Lenny Schneir By Dawn Thomas Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd 9780738740911 Before I began reading this book, I did not know Merlin Stone for the woman she was.  The book has several authors but the most important to me was Lenny.  He was her partner for more than thirty years and knew her better than anyone.  Lenny describes himself at the beginning of the book as someone we could easily despise.  But he tells the story of how his life changed all because of meeting Merlin.  She changed his life and his way of thinking and seen the world. Merlin was a very quiet woman and did not need the limelight that comes from being famous.  There are stories in the book of how she touched other women’s lives with her writing.  She brought the goddess back from obscurity.  She was one of the front runners for the feminist movement in the 1960s and 1970s. She was a carefree spirit and did not have a need for worldly things.  She spent years hitchhiking through Europe, traveling with only a backpack, while researching her first book. …