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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Of Men and Women by Pearl S. Buck

A woman who spent many years in China, on her return to the United States Pearl S. Buck found so many contrary characteristics amongst both men and women in their attitudes and in the cultural differences that existed that she wrote this short book of nine chapters with the idea of founding an idea of living in peace and harmony provided equality existed between the sexes.

One of our earliest women activists I would not agree on all of Ms. Buck's views especially today. Though a short book it covers a wide array of topics from polygamy to monogamy, women and war, women and family life which will hold anyone's interest as the subjects were so varied.

Quite philosophical, taken in a small doses like this one book, it was a good read. You did not necessarily have to agree with Ms. Buck at all.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Open Road Integrated Media.


  1. I didn't realize she'd written a book like this. It sounds interesting.

  2. I once bought a stack of Pearl S. Buck paperbacks when I was in college. However, I read just two books, "The Good Earth" and 'Come, My Beloved", and nothing after that. I must reread her books including her nonfiction that I know so little about.

  3. I wasn't aware of this one. Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.