About Getting Even


"Getting Even is a bracing look at the long, stalled effort for women to get equal wages. Evelyn Murphy takes on all of the ways that women are blamed for their low paychecks and gets the heart of the matter: It's the discrimination, stupid. This is the book to jumpstart the movement."

- Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling coauthor of I Know Just What You Mean

"This informative book serves as a call-to-arms for anyone who cares about gender equality, particularly its financial costs."
-Library Journal, October 1

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"Murphy gives readers the tools and the inspiration they'll need to tackle individual discrimination issues without necessarily going to court, but her goal is obviously larger than that. As the president of the WAGE Project, she aims to rile the public at large into action so that the wage gap can be closed, for good, in the next 10 years."
- Publisher's Weekly

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"In her eye-opening and sometimes shocking book, Getting Even, the founder and president of The WAGE (Women Are Getting Even) Project, estimates that over the course of a working lifetime, a woman could lose up to $2 million because of sex discrimination in the workplace."
-Cecil Johnson, Knight Ridder News Service

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"Evelyn Murphy has issued a powerful, persuasive, and practical call to action that can transform women's lives and stimulate the economy. She's a politically-savvy economist with the compassion of a wise Big Sister, and her advice will pay off in the paycheck."
— Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School Professor and bestselling author

"Getting Even is a call to action. Not only does it explain why we're not getting rich... it provides the inspiration to do something about it!"
— Lois Frankel, Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office and Nice Girls Don't Get Rich

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In the fall 2005, Simon & Schuster will publish Getting Even: Why Women Don't Get Paid Like Men and What To Do About It. Authored by Evelyn Murphy with journalist EJ Graff, this book will make American working women aware of how much wage discrimination costs them and how commonplace it is. In compelling, no nonsense words, Getting Even and The WAGE Project are intended to get women talking openly about their experiences with wage discrimination and to assist each and every woman in their actions to get rid of this unfair, illegal treatment. The book also aims to prompt executives in business, non-profits, and government to eliminate sex discrimination in their institutions.

Getting Even suggests that it is possible with concerted action to close the wage gap in ten years. It’s been more than twenty-five years since the women’s movement brought women fully into the workforce. The time is right for the next step: getting even.