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Sunday of Strong Women 2024

Hear the voices of three strong women with unique ideas to share. Celebrate female authors, their persistence, and the power of their words.
$46 Member /$55 Public (includes lunch)

Lisa Belkin
Genealogy of a Murder: Four Generations, Three Families, One Fateful Night

This multigenerational tale of three families whose paths collide one summer night in 1960 with the murder of a police officer has a personal connection to journalist Lisa Belkin. Her research uncovered a very big story from the past that touches on some of the very biggest issues today. Author of many controversial pieces in the New York Times Magazine, Belkin coined the term The Opt-Out Revolution and created the Life’s Work column. She has been described by her editors as “the social conscience of our times

Marion Nestle
Slow Cooked: An Unexpected Life in Food Politics

This memoir charts Marion’s Nestle’s astonishing rise from bench scientist to the pinnacles of academia, how she overcame the barriers and biases women of her generation faced, and how she found her life’s purpose after age fifty. Slow Cooked tells her personal story-one that is deeply relevant to everyone but especially to anyone who thinks it might be too late to follow a passion.

Emi Nietfeld
Acceptance: A Memoir

As a homeless teenager writing college essays in her rusty Toyota, Emi Nietfeld was convinced that the Ivy League was the escape from her dysfunctional childhood. She needed to craft the perfect resilience narrative. But the truth was complicated. Emi’s mom was a hoarder who had her put on antipsychotics. Her other parent vanished after coming out as trans. And though Emi would go on to graduate from Harvard and become a Google software engineer, she found that success didn’t solve all. Acceptance challenges our ideas of what it means to overcome-and find contentment on your own terms.

Sun March 3, 10:30 am-1:30 pm, $46 Member /$55 Public (includes lunch)

Questions? Call Kathy Graff 201.408.1454

Supported in part by the James H. Grossman Memorial Jewish Book Endowment Fund

Event Sponsors: Kim & Marc Harrison, Judi & Arnie Herrmann, Peggy Kabakow, Lisa Beth and Greg Meisel