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Lisa Taddeo and Taffy Brodesser-Akner present Three Women and Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel

July 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm

Free

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed writer and journalist LISA TADDEO and New York Times Magazine staff writer TAFFY BRODESSER-AKNER for a discussion of their respective debut books, the highly anticipated Three Women and Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel.

About Three Women

It thrills us and torments us. It controls our thoughts, destroys our lives, and it’s all we live for. Yet we almost never speak of it. And as a buried force in our lives, desire remains largely unexplored—until now. Over the past eight years, journalist Lisa Taddeo has driven across the country six times to embed herself with ordinary women from different regions and backgrounds. The result, Three Women, is the deepest nonfiction portrait of desire ever written and one of the most anticipated books of the year.

Based on years of immersive reporting, and told with astonishing frankness and immediacy, Three Women is a groundbreaking portrait of erotic longing in today’s America, exposing the fragility, complexity, and inequality of female desire with unprecedented depth and emotional power. It is both a feat of journalism and a triumph of storytelling, brimming with nuance and empathy, that introduces us to three unforgettable women—and one remarkable writer—whose experiences remind us that we are not alone.

Details

Date:
July 30, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.harvard.com/event/lisa_taddeo_and_taffy_brodesser_akner/

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Harvard Book Store
Phone:
6176611515
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Venue

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Did You Know?

Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.