The Female Persuasion - Meg Wolitzer

The Female Persuasion

By Meg Wolitzer

  • Release Date: 2018-04-03
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 123 Ratings




“Ultra-readable. —Vogue 

Equal parts cotton candy and red meat, in the best way. —People 
Wolitzer’s social commentary can be as funny as it is queasily on target.” —The Wall Street Journal

Wolitzer is one of those rare writers who creates droll and entertaining novels of ideas. —Fresh Air, NPR 
From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Interestings, this great holiday gift is an electric novel not just about who we want to be with, but who we want to be.

To be admired by someone we admire—we all yearn for this: the private, electrifying pleasure of being singled out by someone of esteem. But sometimes it can also mean entry to a new kind of life, a bigger world.

Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women’s movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer—madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can’t quite place—feels her inner world light up. And then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she’d always imagined.

Charming and wise, knowing and witty, Meg Wolitzer delivers a novel about power and influence, ego and loyalty, womanhood and ambition. At its heart, The Female Persuasion is about the flame we all believe is flickering inside of us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time. It’s a story about the people who guide and the people who follow (and how those roles evolve over time), and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light.


  • Inspiring read

    By ChuckBass10
    Timely read during these years of marches, protests, and injustice. Sad, inspiring, funny, and educational!
  • Excellent Summer Read

    By Drea119
    I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I really enjoyed it. It’s far from my usual genre, which was the point; it took me a little under two weeks to finish with my only reading time being before bed, and I was happy to keep coming back to it. I did the free sample on Apple Books, and when my free part was up, I was into it enough to buy, and it was a good purchase.
  • The Female Persuasion

    By Mulmom
    Great feminist fiction which points to how far we’ve come and yet how far we still have to go. The story took a bit to engage me but then it all came together. SPOILER ALERT: Loved Cory Pinto and that the most genuine feminist in the story who really walked the walk and did so unknowingly and simply because it was the right thing to do, was male.
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    By wdonmjchnl txs fccdw
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  • Sensitive and gripping

    By Jbrahms
    A fabulous read. Wonderful writing, so perceptive and wise, and great characters. Highly recommended.
  • Worthy read

    By MiamiCarole
    I enjoyed this book so much. Watching the trajectory from the 1960’s to the present was fascinating. I liked the characters with their imperfections and their beauty. And, of course, the not so subtle references to our current Washington group NAILED IT. Thank you Meg. And I will continue to push myself to use my “Outside Voice.”

    By 9ups
  • You is not the best

    By tNeisha
    But you got me to make a good day love to see your face on your phone so you know what you need to do you is trying not to be nice but you don’t need me anymore because my mom has a lot to do with me so I just got to see you I