At the height of the Vietnam War protests, 28-year-old Judith Nies and her husband were busy building their respective careers in Washington—Nies as the speechwriter and chief staffer to a core group of antiwar congressmen, her husband as a Treasury Department economist. But when he brought home a list of questions from an FBI file with Judith's name on the front, Nies soon realized that her life was about to take a radical turn. Recounting her journey toward independence and equality, Nies evaluates the consequences of the feminist movement on the same women who made it happen—and on the daughters born in their wake.
"Nies, author and activist, offers a refreshingly candid look at her own life as a product of the 1960s and 1970s.... Nies' personal take on the ripple effects of the women's movement—both on those involved directly and those who followed—is honest and engaging."—Booklist