San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Temple Sinai Women of Reform Judaism presents its
Annual Authors' Roundtable
Saturday, March 25, 2017
9:00 am to 1:30 pm
After registration and coffee, join us for a 9:30 a.m. Shabbat service in the Bet Am, led by Rabbi Goldstein. Promptly at 10:30 a.m., we will launch a stimulating panel discussion with four leading women authors, moderated by Lissa Muscatine. After the Roundtable discussion, you may join one of the authors for conversation in a smaller setting while eating your boxed lunch. Participants will be able to buy the authors’ books and have them autographed. Checks are preferred payment for books but we do accept credit cards.
The 2017 Roundtable includes:
Ruth Franklin: Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
Still known to millions primarily as the author of the "The Lottery," Shirley Jackson (1916–1965) has been curiously absent from the mainstream American literary canon. A genius of literary suspense and psychological horror, Jackson plumbed the cultural anxiety of postwar America more deeply than anyone. Now, biographer Ruth Franklin reveals the tumultuous life and inner darkness of the author of such classics as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. www.Amazon.com
Claudia Kalb: Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great Personalities
Was Andy Warhol a hoarder? Did Einstein have autism? Was Frank Lloyd Wright a narcissist? In this surprising, inventive, and meticulously researched look at the evolution of mental health, acclaimed health and science journalist Claudia Kalb gives readers a glimpse into the lives of high-profile historic figures through the lens of modern psychology, weaving groundbreaking research into biographical narratives that are deeply embedded in our culture. From Marilyn Monroe's borderline personality disorder to Charles Darwin's anxiety, Kalb provides compelling insight into a broad range of maladies, using historical records and interviews with leading mental health experts, biographers, sociologists, and other specialists. Packed with intriguing revelations, this smart narrative brings a new perspective to one of the hottest new topics in today's cultural conversation. www.Amazon.com
Jane Mayer: Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers?
The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against “big government” led to the ascendancy of a broad-based conservative movement. But as Jane Mayer shows in this powerful, meticulously reported history, a network of exceedingly wealthy people with extreme libertarian views bankrolled a systematic, step-by-step plan to fundamentally alter the American political system. www.knopfdoubleday.com
Lynn Povich: The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace
THE GOOD GIRLS REVOLT tells the story about how 46 young women at Newsweek filed an EEOC complaint in 1970 charging management with "systematic discrimination" against them in hiring and promotion." The book has inspired an 10-part original series, up now on Amazon Prime, called GOOD GIRLS REVOLT, a fictionalized dramatization starring Anna Camp, Genevieve Angelson, Erin Darke and Joy Bryant. www.lynnpovich.com
Lissa Muscatine, who will moderate the panel of authors, is co-owner of Politics and Prose, which supplies the books which will be available for purchase at the event.
DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS IS TUESDAY, March 21.
Your payment, which must be received by Tuesday, March 21, is your reservation. Cost is $20 per person for all attendees, which includes coffee and snacks before the event and a complimentary lunch.
TSWRJ's tzedakah project for this event is a a food collection for the Capital Area Food Bank. Please bring nutritious canned or boxed food to the Authors' Roundtable.
If you wish to avoid the online service charge, you may mail a check for $20.00, payable to TS-WRJ, to ANITA GREENWALD, 6507 Landon Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817, to be received by Tuesday, March 21.
ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER. Please note your sandwich choice on the memo line of your check: corned beef, turkey, tuna salad, or vegetarian.
In the event of inclement weather on 3/25/17, call for a recorded message at 202-362-5787 beginning at 7:30 am. Questions? Contact Bonnie Levin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (240) 472-7947.