The State Library of Massachusetts is pleased to host TED REINSTEIN, author of Wicked Pissed. From sports to politics, food to finance, aviation to engineering, to bitter disputes over simple boundaries themselves, New England’s feuds have peppered the region’s life for centuries. REINSTEIN, a native New Englander and writer, perhaps best known for his award-winning reporting for WCVB’s Chronicle, offers us fascinating stories, some known, others not so much, from the history of New England in this fun, accessible book. Bringing to life many of the fights, spats, and arguments that have, in many ways, shaped the area itself, Reinstein demonstrates what it really means to be Wicked Pissed.
At the conclusion of his talk at the State Library, REINSTEIN will offer copies of Wicked Pissed for sale and signing. This free event will be taking place in the State Library of Massachusetts—Room 341, Massachusetts State House.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.