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Blakely, Mary Kay


BLAKELY, Mary Kay. American, b. 1948. Genres: Novels, Autobiography/Memoirs, Essays. Career: Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, instructor in women's studies, 1976-80; New School for Social Research, New York City, lecturer and instructor in writing, 1984-97; Missouri School of Journalism, associate professor, 1997-; freelance writer for all major magazines. Contributing editor: Vogue, 1981-84; Lear's 1989-91; Ms. 1981-2001; Los Angeles Times Magazine, 1994-97. Organizer of and frequent lecturer at conferences. Cofounder of Cathryn Adamsky Women in Need Fund. Publications: (with G. Kaufman) Pulling Our Own Strings: A Collection of Feminist Humor and Satire, 1980; Wake Me When It's Over: A Journey to the Edge and Back, 1989; American Mom: Motherhood, Politics and Humble Pie, 1994; Red, White and Oh So Blue, 1996. Address: c/o Phyllis Wender, 38 E 29th St., 10th floor, New York, NY 10016, U.S.A.

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