This book gives you the insight on how hard it was for women to break into the newspaper business . How women could write society columns for the newspaper but not serious articles with their names and by lines . These women paved the way for other women to enter the newspaper business . I had no idea how hard it was for women in the 1950's to be something other than a housewife wearing a dress while doing said housework . I cannot imagine mopping a floor in a dress , yet thousands of women did so in the 1950's . Thank God for women who took us out of the home and into the work world . This book is awesome and thank you Ms Renee Rosen for writing this awesome book . I purchased this book off of amazon and it was an excellent read . Thank you to all of those women who did knock those doors down .