Ph.D., Harvard University
B.A., Queens College, New York
● The Age of Longevity: Reimagining Tomorrow For Our New Long Lives, was published in 2016 by Rowman & Littlefield.
“I found The Age of Longevity an immensely readable and enjoyable text...Overall, an engaging read for anyone interested in what the future might hold for an ageing population." — Ageing & Society, 2017.
● The New Soft War on Women: How the Myth of Female Ascendance is Hurting Women, Men, and our Economy, was published in 2013 by Tarcher/Penguin.
The authors document how “little is being done to stem the flow of all-too-prevalent societal discrimination against women. Their detailed examination demonstrates “how widespread the railroading of women has been over the last 40 years in less-obvious places such as classrooms and in the home, where expectations force many to forfeit professional careers in favor of caregiving and child-rearing.” — Kirkus, 2013.
● The Truth about Girls and Boys: Challenging Toxic Stereotypes About Our Children, was published in paperback in 2013 by Columbia University Press.
“BRAVO! This is a much needed, informative, and engaging book. The authors ...take the reader on a critical and clarifying tour of claims about categorical, biologically-based sex differences...The authors do an excellent job of unpacking empirical assertions, exposing shabby "science," unfounded generalizations and jumps of logic.” — Barrie Thorne, Professor of Sociology, and Gender and Women's Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Author of Gender Play: Girls and Boys in School.
● Same Difference: How Gender Myths Harm Our Relationships, Our Children And Our Jobs, Basic Books, August 2004.
“A benchmark work” — Library Journal;
“No-nonsense, refreshingly direct”— NY Times Book Review.
Voted one of the best books of the year: Boston Globe editorial board.
● She Works, He works: How Two Income Families Are Happier, Healthier, and Better Off.
Based on a study of 300 couples funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Harpercollins, San Francisco, l996.
Winner of the 1996 Books for a Better Life Award.
● Lifeprints: New Patterns of Love and Work for Today's Women. McGraw Hill, l983.
Designated as a “classic book” from the work-family canon that has made "a significant contribution and stood the test of time.” — The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
"A stunning work of great personal and political importance.” — Betty Friedan.
● Beyond Sugar And Spice: How Women, Grow, Learn and Thrive, Putnam l979. Book of the Month Club selection.
Dr. Barnett is currently working on a proposal for a new book with her long-term writing colleague, Caryl Rivers.