LAURIE PENNY’s “Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults”
Harvard Book Store welcomes prize-winning writer and journalist LAURIE PENNY, author of Penny Red and Unspeakable Things, for a discussion of her latest book, Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults.
Smart and provocative, witty and uncompromising, this collection of PENNY’s celebrated essays establishes her as one of the most important and vibrant political voices of our time. Bitch Doctrine takes an unflinching look at the definitive issues of our age, from the shock of Donald Trump’s election and the victories of the far right to online harassment and the transgender rights movement.
This book will be for sale at the event for 20% off. There will also be a signing after the event.
No tickets required for entry.
“Hundred-Year Retroactive Book Award” at the Boston Public Library
The Associates of the Boston Public Library cordially invite you to their Hundred-Year Retroactive Book Award, a competition that weighs the enduring literary merits of three bestsellers, all published in 1917. Contenders for the prize are T.S. Eliot’s Prufrock and Other Observations, Mohandas Gandhi’s Third Class in Indian Railways, and Arthur Conan Doyle’s His Last Bow: An Epilogue of Sherlock Holmes. The books will be defended by poet and author Charles Coe, Michael Patrick MacDonald, memoirist, and suspense author Jacquelyn Mitchard respectively. Author Stona Fitch will moderate the irreverent debate, after which the audience will vote to determine the winner. A reception with the panelists will follow.