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Author Suzanne Braun Levine talks about how her mother sent her a copy of the "Feminine Mystique," and how she regrets asking her mom what the book meant to her. 

Suzanne Braun's Biography

Tomboy:"I hardly ever went into the city because I was a big tomboy. And in those days you had to wear a skirt to go into the city."
Dad's Expectations:Father was a Hungarian immigrant who became a surgeon, and had a lot of expectations for Suzanne's education.
Radcliffe vs. Harvard: Experienced her "feminist enlightenment" when she realized the women at Radcliffe were treated like second-class citizens compared to Harvard's men.
First Paying Job: Worked at "Seattle Magazine"earning $9,000 a year.

Suzanne Braun Levine was the first editor of "Ms." magazine (1972-1988), and the first woman editor of the prestigious "Columbia Journalism Review".
 
Suzanne is the author of six books including "Bella Abzug: How One Tough Broad from the Bronx Fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, Pissed Off Jimmy Carter, Battled for the Rights of Women and Workers, Rallied Against War and for the Planet, and Shook Up Politics Along the Way," with Mary Thom; "Fifty Is the New Fifty: Ten Life Lessons for Women in Second Adulthood"; and "You Gotta Have Girlfriends: A Post-Fifty Posse Is Good for Your Health."
 
During her time at "Ms.", Suzanne developed and produced the Peabody Award-winning HBO Special "She's Nobody's Baby: American Women in the 20th Century." She also conceived and co-edited "A Decade of Women: A Ms. History of the Seventies in Words and Pictures."
 
For the 30th Anniversary issue of "Ms." magazine in 2002, Suzanne was the guest Editor-in-Chief of and was honored as a "Ms. Woman of the Year" in 2004.

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