Value Judgments: Essays ebook
by Ellen Goodman
Value Judgments: Essays Paperback – March 31, 1995. True to her book's title, Boston Globe syndicated columnist Goodman makes many value judgments in this collection of some 130 columns.
Value Judgments: Essays Paperback – March 31, 1995. by. Ellen Goodman (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. She advocates lifting the ban on gays in the military; gives credence to Anita Hill's sexual harassment charges against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas; and lashes Woody Allen for failure to distinguish right from wrong in having an affair with Mia Farrow's adopted daughter.
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The best-selling author of seven books, Ellen Goodman is highly praised for .
The best-selling author of seven books, Ellen Goodman is highly praised for her five collections of Pulitzer prize winning columns, and two original books. Paper Trail by Ellen Goodman. Ellen continues to write about those things that really matter to us: our children and our families, our relationships and the quality of our life, now and in the future. Close to Home by Ellen Goodman. Goodman’s pithy style and keen insights inform her essays on money and marriage, race relations, overpopulation, teaching children about sex, and urban squirrels as exemplars of adaptability and flat-out nerve.
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Ellen Goodman used the example of Phil, an over-weight married father of three and successful business man, to get her point . With good intentions in mind to be a good father and provide for his family, Phil went overboard
Ellen Goodman used the example of Phil, an over-weight married father of three and successful business man, to get her point across. To Phil, work came before anything else, including his family, his happiness, and his health. With good intentions in mind to be a good father and provide for his family, Phil went overboard. This is shown on one instance when Goodman writes, He worked six days a week, five of them until eight or nine at night, during a time when his own company had begun the four-day week for everyone but the executives.
Value Judgments (1993). I Know Just What You Mean: the power of friendship in women's lives (2000), by Goodman and Patricia O'Brien. Paper Trail: common sense in uncommon times (2004).
ONE OF THE great joys of reading a book of essays is that it lasts. Goodman is a moralist in the best sense - not preachy, but unafraid of value judgments based on an ethical code that is grounded in individual moral responsibility. Essays are food for thought, meant to be consumed in smaller portions than novels. A reader may gorge on novels, staying up all night to finish, to satisfy the need for closure, denouement. But a collection of essays, depending upon its scope, its heft and breadth of thought, may stretch over weeks, even months. In a column titled "Say You're Sorry," Goodman laments that our country "seems to be ruled by the ethic of lawsuits.
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