MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- USABookNews.com, the premier online magazine featuring mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced the winners and finalists of THE 2015 USA BEST BOOKS AWARDS on November 16, 2015, and The Radical Housewife won first prize in the Women's Issues Category.
Inspired by her award-winning blog of the same name, Drury's book The Radical Housewife: Redefining Family Values for the 21st Century proves that feminism isn't the threat to "family values" that conservative pundits might think—in fact, it's the ideal framework for raising children in an increasingly complex world.
Through vivid tales of street action, political campaigns (both Michele Bachmann and Al Franken make appearances), school curriculum debates, SWAT officers, flame wars, ultrasounds, white-liberal guilt, feminists with no interest in children, moms with no interest in politics, and gay marriage, The Radical Housewife depicts the struggle of one woman to understand herself and her role as a well-educated woman who chooses, for a variety of reasons, to stay home and raise her children.
"A mixture of unflinching honesty and snarky humor, this book serves as an important reminder that mothers are an integral part of the feminist movement, despite not always being recognized as such." –Avital Norman Nathman, editor of The Good Mother Myth.
Shannon Drury writes a regular column for Minnesota Women's Press, and her work has also appeared in Bitch and HipMama magazines, as well as many Twin Cities-based outlets. From 2006 to 2012 she served as President of the Minnesota chapter of the National Organization for Women. She lives in Minneapolis with her family.
The Radical Housewife: Redefining Family Values for the 21st Century by Shannon Drury (Medusa's Muse Press ISBN 978-0-9797152-2-8) is available in print and ebook at major and independent retailers. Drury is available for interviews and comments on feminism, family values, abortion rights, gay marriage, and motherhood. High resolution photos available at www.theradicalhousewife.com.
SOURCE Shannon Drury