Last night WBUR kicked off the WBUR/BBF Summer Book Club series with Lindy West's Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman on the WBUR patio. A great discussion and evening was had by all.
WBUR and the Boston Book Festival will host three book discussions leading up to the 8th Boston Book Festival on Saturday, October 15. All three authors will be participating in the festival.
About Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman: Coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small, quiet, and compliant as possible–like a porcelain dove that will also have sex with you–writer and humorist Lindy West quickly discovered that she was anything but.
From a painfully shy childhood in which she tried, unsuccessfully, to hide her big body and even bigger opinions; to her public war with stand-up comedians over rape jokes; to her struggle to convince herself, and then the world, that fat people have value; to her accidental activism and never-ending battle royale with Internet trolls, Lindy narrates her life with inimitable good humor, vulnerability, and boundless charm.
Next up in the BBF Summer Book Club discussion series:
9/8 – The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood
An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle.
Ava’s twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group’s goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood—one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava’s story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava’s mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives.
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