Gut and Crit, do finish Sex Wars. I found it actually inspiring, and Piercy really did her research thoroughly on the suffrage movement of the 19th century. I followed that book up with a biography of Victoria Woodhull - who's featured prominently in Piercy's book - Other Powers, by Barbara Goldsmith. Goldsmith's book details all of the important figures of the suffrage battle, and includes actual correspondence and diary entries of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. I have never been a history buff but I was fascinated with the lives of these women and how hard they fought for womens' rights. Amazing material and I want my daughters to read about it when they're older.
So now I've gone in the completely opposite direction, and am reading the outrageously anti-feminist (but crazy fun) autobiography of Pamela Des Barres, I'm With The Band. Des Barres paints herself as a flaky blonde hippie but there's obviously more to her than that. As a teen I was a huge, huge fan of late '60's/early '70's rock 'n' roll and this book is bringing out the old fangirl in me - Des Barres was a former girlfriend of Jimmy Page (who adorned my bedroom walls for years), and was buddies with the likes of Frank Zappa, Jim Morrison, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, and various members of The Byrds, The Who, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and too many more to list. This book originally came out in the mid-'80's and I don't know how I missed it the first time around, but the latest edition does have a new forward written by Dave Navarro. This book is about as non-PC as you get, but a super-fun read and I love looking at all her snapshots that are included.