The Feminist and the Cowboy by Alisa Valdes Rodriguez
An Unlikely Love Story

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The bestselling author of The Dirty Girls Social Club returns with an engrossing memoir about how falling in love with a sexy cowboy turned her feminist beliefs upside down.

Feminism was a religion in Alisa Valdes’s childhood home. Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem took the place of Barbies and left Valdes impressed with a feminist ideology that guided a prolific writing career—at twenty-two Valdes was named one of the top feminist writers under thirty by the editor of Ms Magazine.

Yet despite her professional success, Valdes hit forty-two a single mom and a serial dater of inadequate men in tweed jackets—until she met the Cowboy. A conservative rancher, the Cowboy held the traditional views on gender roles that Valdes was raised to reject. Yet as she falls head-over-spurs for him and their relationship finds harmony, she finds the strength, peace, and happiness that comes from embracing her femininity.

From their first date the Cowboy makes her pulse race, and she discovers that “when men… act like men rather than like emasculated boys, you as a woman will find not only great pleasure in submitting to them but also great growth as a person.”  Told with plenty of humor and candor, The Feminist and the Cowboy will delight the many readers who made The Pioneer Woman a bestseller—not to mention every woman who dreams of being swept away by a rugged cowboy.


About Alisa Valdes Rodriguez

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ALISA VALDES lives in New Mexico with the Cowboy and divides her time between a house in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a ranch in southern New Mexico.
Published January 3, 2013 by Gotham Books. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Romance, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help. Non-fiction

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That Valdes fell passionately in love with this manly man won’t surprise many readers, but it worried the author, especially since the Cowboy insisted that she submit to him in various activities, like driving, ranching and sex.

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The Feminist and The Cowboy was a witty, fun book that brings you through an era where women thought that submitting to a man was giving up their own identity to the present when submitting to man can be your one chance at true love and happiness.

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