"Hot Type" is a novel about a woman working on a newspaper in the 1960's, struggling to get ahead but finding it very difficult. Includes discussion of early women in newspaper 1930's, movement in 1940's (because of war) women found jobs, but then pushed back in the 1950's. By the 1960's there were less women in the newspapers than in the 1930's. Author Marjorie Lipsyte was herself a reporter and describes the sexism in the business. This book is in part an autobiography. First instruction to women is to learn how to type.
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