By Ginny Foat with Laura Foreman. "The moving story of a woman who was first a battered wife, later a feminist leader and then a prisoner accused of murder. Her suffering and her triumph speak to us all." It is an unfortunate coincidence that "Foat" is what my family calls meatloaf, for reasons that are lost to history, but the jacket flap of this mid-'80s memoir promises to explain to readers, "perhaps for the first time, what draws a woman into a battering relationship and keeps her there."
This hardcover's condition is typical of what I've started to call The Betty J. Collection: some edgewear and rubbing to the dust jacket; a slight lean to the spine; Betty's John Hancock and reading date on the flyleaf, but neat and tight pages and no real human contact since Betty filed it however many years ago.