Wilma Dykeman wrote several books and newspaper columns and lived in Tennessee. Tennessee Woman, An Infinite Variety is an interesting list of outstanding women from Tennessee who have made a difference in the lives of others.
From Dolly Parton to Pat Summit and less famous women in between, Dykeman walks you through a series of role models.
I found out that Tennessee was THE state which pushed the vote for women to the winning side on a national level, among other things. Putting that aside, the book feels like a definitive feminist manifesto. I have mixed feelings about feminism, so I will just stop at this.
The only gripe I have against the book is its organization. There is no clearly defined boundary between chapters. It feels like one long speech with no pause for a breath.
I would have maybe put categories together, of women in sports, music, politics, science, judicial system etc. Or I would have organized it all chronologically: 1700s, 1800, 1900s etc.
It all just flows together like a river that can be overwhelming at times. When do I put down the book? After I have read 25 more pages? There is no natural break in the way it flows.