Posts tagged “gloria steinem”
December 3, 2013
The Walrus and the Elephants: John Lennon’s Years of Revolution by journalist James Mitchell is on sale today. In this unique look at John Lennon’s early years in New York and his budding social activism, we can see another side of the legendary musician, one that embraced feminism, passionately spoke out against the Vietnam War, and cared deeply about the social causes of the day.
When John Lennon moved to New York City in late 1971 he left behind a life of luxury, pop superstardom, and a need to repress his anti-war sentiments and political opinions. As he and Yoko Ono settled into their new lives in Greenwich Village, they embraced the vibrant subculture, the hippie radicals, the street musicians, and the many political and social causes that were energizing the people of New York and America.
In The Walrus and the Elephants Mitchell takes us behind the scenes into the most fascinating and underreported era of Lennon’s life, offering a front-row seat to his transformation from apolitical pop icon to revolutionary social activist.
March 21, 2013
Earlier this month, Sarah Erdreich–author of the upcoming Generation Roe (on sale March 26th, 2013)–appeared at the Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C., to discuss the future of the pro-choice movement and what the next step will be for abortion rights in America. The event was broadcast on C-SPAN’s Book TV, and you can now view the entire hour-long program on Book TV’s Web site.
Erdreich has been identified as a leading pro-choice activist by Newsweek, and her incisive writings on abortion rights have been noted by Jezebel, Feministing, and the National Partnership for Women and Families. Now, in Generation Roe, Erdreich tells the true stories of those whose lives are most changed by this issue, and outlines the outrageous legal battlegrounds that have popped up across the country, all with frankness and candor. Gloria Steinem says Erdreich “replaces lies with honesty and myth with reality” in this, her first book.
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June 29, 2011
June 28, 2011"Eva Gabrielsson, the common-law widow of the late novelist Stieg Larsson, whose Millennium trilogy sold 60 million copies world-wide, has written a moving memoir "There Are Things I Want You To Know" About Stieg Larsson and Me. The title comes from a love letter Mr. Larsson wrote to Ms. Gabrielsson at 22 years old, thinking he might die in Ethiopia. . . Now, she tells of their 32 years together, of his sudden death in 2004 at 50, of her loss of stewardship of his $100 million literary estate that, according to archaic Swedish inheritance laws, goes to his estranged father and brother. On an American book tour that has become a media event, Ms. Gabrielsson spoke to the Wall Street Journal, about her life and her book, on Thursday, before being interviewed at Manhattan's 92nd Street Y by feminist icon Gloria Steinem." -- Wall Street Journal
June 23, 2011Thursday, June 23rd at 8:15PM: Eva Gabrielsson will join Gloria Steinem at 92Y to discuss her 30-year relationship with Stieg Larsson, among other topics. The lecture will take place at Buttenweiser Hall, on Lexington Avenue and 92nd street.