Her second novel Burning Questions (Knopf, 1978) will mimic the rise of the women`s liberation movement and place it in a historical context. His third novel On the Stroll (Knopf, 1981) takes up the themes of homelessness and abuse by telling the story of a lady in the shopping bag and a teenage runaway exploited by a pimp over the course of a summer. Your fourth novel, In Every Woman`s Life… (Knopf, 1987), explores marriage, children and loneliness in a contemporary comedy. She then turned to her memoirs in her three books: Drinking the Rain (FSG, 1995), about her experience of living alone on an island without electricity, road or telephone, while she is changing her mid-quarantine; A Good Enough Daughter (Random House, 1997), about her life as a daughter to loving parents she saw until her death; and Love What Is (FSG, 2008), a report on her husband`s care following an accident in 2004, which left him severely damaged by the brain. Shulman`s activism included participation, from 1969 until today, in a series of public speeches and lectures on feminist themes such as beauty standards, rape, violence against women, reproductive choice, marriage and motherhood.   The spokesperson`s objective was to initiate a public dialogue on experiences that at the time were widely regarded as taboo subjects. In the film Speak Out: I Had an Abortion, Shulman and other subjects testify to having performed several abortions. Shulman said that “it was not the result of inattention,” but that it was all due to the failure of the birth control devices she was using.
 We wanted to fully share responsibility for the care of our home and our children, until then five and seven. We realized that we had to be extremely careful to fall back into our old domestic habits. If it was my husband`s night to take care of the children, I should avoid how he did it, and if the babysitter didn`t show up, that would be his problem. When our agreement was only verbal, despite our best intentions, it didn`t work, so we launched it instead. A Marriage Disagreement, or Marriage by Other Means (1998) Three years later, Shulman published, after several children`s books, his first adult novel, the Best-selling Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen (Knopf, 1972), which explored the contradictions and possibilities of thinking about a prefeminist young woman of the 1940s, 50s and 60s through Sasha Davis`s story of childhood in motherhood. It was reissued almost continuously in 1997 in a 25th anniversary edition of Penguin, in 2007 in a Feminist Classics edition of Farrar, Straus and Giroux and in 2012 in the form of an e-book of Open Road. Fifteen of Alix`s most controversial essays in the last forty years are seen for the first time. They are grouped under the categories of marriage, sex, writing and end of life and range from the famous “A Marriage Agreement” to “The War in the Back Seat,” “Organs and Orgasms,” “The Taint of Feminist Fiction,” “Thoughts at Seventy” and more. The collection is accompanied by Shulman`s controversial “A Marriage Agreement,” which proposes that partners share child care and household chores equally. It was so explosive in 1969 that it was reprinted on the cover of Life magazine and attacked by Norman Mailer and Russell Baker, and again in a book by Caitlin Flanagan published in 2006. This essay is followed by “A Marriage Disagrement,” Shulman`s own presentation and the reassessment of his marriage contract. CONTENTSAUThor`s IntroductionMARRIAGE AND MENA Marriage AgreementA Marriage Disagreement Between the Sexes: Breaking the TruceSEXThe War in the Back SeatOrgans and OrgasmsSex and Power: Sexual Bases of Radical FeminismThe TaintWomen Writers in the Beat GenerationLiving Our LifeDances with FeministsLATE LIFEThoughts at SeventySummer