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Feeling Discouraged

Feeling Discouraged

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Martin explains how she channeled her feelings of discouragement into a book.

Courtney E. 's Biography

Early Career Ambitions: Waitress or doctor
Professional Inspiration: Pat Mitchell
In Her Twenties: She wrote and performed in the Lower East Side.
Her Favorite Interviews: "The most amazing interviews I've ever done are with totally ordinary, totally unknown people."

Courtney E. Martin’s first book, Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: How the Quest for Perfection is Harming Young Women was called “smart and spirited” by the New York Times. Since then she has written five books focusing on issues of equality, social justice, parenthood, media and feminism. Her most recent, Project Rebirth: Survival and the Strength of the Human Spirit from 9/11 was released in conjunction with the documentary film, Rebirth, by the Academy Award-winning filmmaker, James Whitaker. Courtney is also an editor at Feministing.com, which recently won the Hillman Prize for Blog Journalism. 

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