A mature audience couldn't find a better role model than Judy Collins, a recording artist whose latest CD includes a duet of "Diamonds and Rust" with Joan Baez. She's a businesswoman with the voice of a choir of angels.
The paperback edition of her searing, beautifully reviewed memoir, Lit, has hit the shelves, and Karr is striking out to stoke the sales buzz for a book that should be flying out the door all on its own.
For countless women, Gloria Steinem is the personification of their own struggle with gender issues.
From the stage, she paid homage to women of accomplishment in their respective fields that were in the audience.