From the Foreword, by Senator Barbara Boxer:

 

“What I learned is that life goes on, no matter how deep the disappointments. You pick yourself up, and you keep fighting. Because this is our country, and it’s worth fighting for.

 

“No one knows that better than the women whose voices make up this wonderful book. They have seen so much: the Great Depression, the Second World War, Vietnam, Watergate, and so much more. They have faced disappointment and loss. And yet they have all done what we women do: they have carried on with persistence and with dignity.”