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Novelist Susan Cheever on women and power.

Published September 25, 2008 10:29PM (EDT)

"Women's currency is their looks. Like it or not, the most powerful woman is an 18-year-old woman."

-- Novelist and biographer Susan Cheever, 65, who is the author of 13 books, quoted in a New York Times profile, apparently missing the irony that no one was writing splashy profiles of her at age 18.

By Katharine Mieszkowski

Katharine Mieszkowski is a senior writer for Salon.

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