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Gloria Steinem

"Free To Be…You And Me" and History

Marlo Thomas’s pathbreaking record album Free To Be You and Me turned forty last month, an anniversary that has occasioned a fair amount of reflection online and elsewhere.  Slate ran an interesting three-part series about the making of the album and its legacy.  Yesterday, NPR’s Weekend Edition featured a story about Free To Be…You and Me. Comedians Rob Kutner and the Levinson Brothers have even issued a parody album in celebration of the anniversary. But there appears to be surprisingly little scholarship on Free To Be…You and Me.  There’s a good chapter on it by Leslie Paris in the Oxford Read more