Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett have received wide critical praise for their books about women, men, work and society. Their book, The New Soft War on Women (Tarcher/ Penguin, 2013, was an Oprah magazine Top Ten pick. The Boston Globe said, “Rivers and Barnett, who have co-authored three previous books on gender and economics, deploy both hard numbers and human stories to make a powerful case that, despite current myths of female ascendance and male decline, when women make careers they have to do so while “carrying a history of gender discrimination that is as heavy as a pack filled with large rocks.”
Caryl Rivers is a nationally known author and journalist. She was awarded the Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 from the Society of Professional Journalists for distinguished achievement in Journalism She is professor of Journalism at Boston University.