Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Women Writers Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales
Edited by Kate Bernheimer
This compilation of essays by some of today's most talented women writers has something for anyone who loves or hates fairy tales. There is critical academia, poetry and a lot of autobiography. Some of the essays are long and some are quite short. Most are written from a feminist prespective. What I liked most about it was the last essay. While Terri Windling's writing presents her abusive background, she spins it into a positive and empowering example of making a happily ever after from where ever you come from. It was a good book to finish up the Once Upon a Time II Challenge with.