SOON TO BE A MAJOR TELEVISION EVENT: Hillary Rodham Clitnon is teaming up with Steven Spielberg’s Ablim Television to bring The Woman’s Hour to the small screen.
INCREDIBLE PUBLICITY: The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR.org have all raved about The Woman’s Hour.
VOTING RIGHTS: Could not be more in the news. Voter suppression, states’ rights, election fraud, and all the other hallmarks of 21st century elections are all on display in the Tennessee Capitol.
HEROIC HIDDEN FIGURES: This is the kind of character-driven dramatic narrative American history readers love, from Hidden Figures to The Witches.
PREHISTORY OF THE PINK-HAT MOVEMENT: At a time of revitalized women’s activism, the perfect inspiration from the past. The origin story of arguments about female power and ambition—economic, cultural, political.
UNTAPPED STORY LINE: Most people think Susan B. Anthony got women the vote at Seneca Falls in 1848. That was only the beginning of a 70 year campaign.The Suffs, with yellow roses pinned to their dresses, and the Anti’s, wearing red roses, are fabulous characters who have rarely been profiled and never in any depth, except in obscure women’s histories.
Praise for The Woman’s Hour:
“With a skill reminiscent of Robert Caro, [Weiss] turns the potentially dry stuff of legislative give-and-take into a drama of courage and cowardice.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Weiss is a clear and genial guide with an ear for telling language…She also shows a superb sense of detail, and it’s the deliciousness of her details that suggests certain individuals warrant entire novels of their own…Weiss’s thoroughness is one of the book’s great strengths. So vividly had she depicted events that by the climactic vote (spoiler alert: The amendment was ratified!), I got goose bumps.”—Curtis Sittenfeld, The New York Times Book Review
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