The novel’s villianess Serena Joy, Jones explains, is inspired by the late conservative women’s leader Phyllis Schlafly,
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Had no idea about the villain of the piece. I knew Mrs. Schlafly, (I spoke at Eagle Forum once and also appeared on her radio program) and she was a dear lady. The thing most people didn’t get was that she recognized what a farce 2nd Wave feminism was; claiming to be about ‘liberating’ women when in fact, it is just the opposite. She thought women should have and take advantage of all opportunities open to them, and make new opportunities where they didn’t yet exist.

I’ll have to read the book. I think I may have read it long ago, but don’t remember any of it!

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