This beautiful memoir reveals how a woman charted her own path from the time she was young and pursued a career before the women's movement, as well as dealing with the challenge of living with chronic illness. It celebrates her mother and grandmother who inspired her to think independently and work for human rights/ This book is an inspiration and an example of a rich approach to activism that marks each day of her extraordinary life.
—Janet L. Freedman.
"The Memoir of a Rebel" is my favorite kind of a memoir. It holds your heart as you cheer this brave protagonist navigating a world that is not supposed to belong to her. Her journey takes us through her challenges as she struggles for higher education at a time that was uncommon for women. Her home life is guided by two generations of women who instilled in her the importance of character building because it created "dignified bearing and unshakeable confidence.
—Ether Morgan Smith.