Feminist writer and social critic Alida Brill reads from Dear Princess Grace, Dear Betty, a new book that spans her life from the onset of the modern women’s movement in the early 1960s through the second wave in the ’70s and ’80s and on to the present day. Brill tells her story of becoming a writer, her ongoing pursuit of love, and of finding feminism—beginning with a childhood letter to Princess Grace of Monaco and enduring through her long friendship with Friedan.
Alida Brill is a feminist social critic, the author of Nobody’s Business: The Paradoxes of Privacy, and the editor of A Rising Public Voice: Women in Politics Worldwide. She is the coauthor of Dimensions of Tolerance: What Americans Believe About Civil Liberties and the dual memoir, Dancing at the River’s Edge: A Patient and Her Doctor Negotiate Life with Chronic Illness. She lives in New York City.