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Celebrity Authors in Your Living Room: Hadassah Lieberman

MJCCA Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents | Hadassah Lieberman, Hadassah: An American Story | In Conversation with Holly Firfer, CNN Correspondent | Zoom Author Talk & Q & A

In 1949, Hadassah Lieberman and her family immigrated from the Czech Republic to the United States. She went on to earn a BA from Boston University in government and dramatics and an MA in international relations and American government from Northeastern University. She built a career devoted largely to public health that has included positions at Lehman Brothers, Pfizer, and the National Research Council. After her first marriage ended in divorce, she married Joe Lieberman, a US senator from Connecticut who was the Democratic nominee for vice president with Al Gore and would go on to run for president.

In Hadassah, Lieberman shares the story of her extraordinary life: from her family’s experience in Eastern Europe to their move to Gardner, Massachusetts; forging her career; experiencing divorce; and, following her remarriage, her life on the national political stage. By offering insight into her identity as an immigrant, an American Jew, and a working mother, Lieberman’s memoir speaks to many of the major issues of our time, from immigration to anti-Semitism to gender politics. With an introduction by Joe Lieberman and an afterword by Megan McCain, it’s a true American story.

Hadassah Lieberman has had a rewarding career dedicated to health care issues, assisting nonprofit organizations, improving educational standards, and promoting international understanding, with a particular focus on global women’s health.

Book purchases include signed bookplate! A Cappella Books is the official bookseller of the National JCC Literary Consortium.
Presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium

All books include shipping to the US and Canada only. Books will be shipped after the event and can take 7 - 10 business days to receive due to Covid-related USPS delays!

Upon purchasing your ticket, you will receive a confirmation email from Showclix that will have your Zoom link in it. Additionally, you will receive two reminder emails, 24 hours and again 1 hour before the program. Please search your inbox for those emails from The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta. If you don’t see the emails, please check your spam/junk folder. Still have questions? Please email book.festival@atlantajcc.org

$6 virtual ticket, $36 book and free ticket

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Sun, May 2
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Sun, May 2
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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For information, please email bookfestival@atlantajcc.org

Celebrity Authors in Your Living Room: Amy Klobuchar

Senator Amy Klobuchar, ANTITRUST: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age | Zoom Author Talk & Q & A

ANTITRUST is important, urgently needed book from the much-admired senior senator from Minnesota, and former candidate for president of the United States--a fascinating exploration of antitrust in America and the way forward to protect all Americans from the dangers of curtailed competition, and from vast information gathering, through monopolies.

From Standard Oil, and the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, to the Progressive Era's trust-busters, Amy Klobuchar, in this large, compelling history, writes of the fight against monopolies in America.

She writes of the breakup of Ma Bell, the pricing monopoly of Big Pharma, and the future of the giant tech companies (Facebook, Amazon, Google).

She begins with the Gilded Age (1870s-1900), when builders of fortunes and rapacious robber barons such as J. P. Morgan, John Rockefeller, and Cornelius Vanderbilt were reaping vast fortunes as industrialization swept across the American landscape, with the rich getting vastly richer and the poor, poorer. She discusses President Theodore Roosevelt, who, during the Progressive Era (1890s-1920), "busted" the trusts (breaking up monopolies); the Clayton Act of 1914; the Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914; and the Celler-Kefauver Act of 1950 (it strengthened the Clayton Act). She explores today's Big Pharma and its price-gouging; and tech, television, content, and agriculture communities and how a marketplace with few players, or one in which one company dominates distribution, can hurt consumer prices and stifle innovation.

As the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, Klobuchar is at work on, among others, issues raised by giant tech companies, such as Facebook, Google (it reportedly controls 90 percent of the search engine market), and Amazon, and puts forth her plans, ideas, and legislative proposals designed to strengthen the antitrust laws and antitrust enforcement.

AMY KLOBUCHAR is the senior senator from Minnesota, the first woman from that state to be elected to the U.S. Senate. She was born in Plymouth, Minnesota, and graduated from Yale University and the University of Chicago Law School. She lives in Minneapolis, MN.

Book purchases support your local JCCs!  A Cappella Books is the official bookseller of the National JCC Literary Consortium. All books include shipping to the US and Canada only. Books will be shipped after the event and can take 7 - 10 business days to receive due to Covid-related USPS delays!

Presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium

Upon purchasing your ticket, you will receive a confirmation email from Showclix that will have your Zoom link in it. Additionally, you will receive two reminder emails, 24 hours and again 1 hour before the program. Please search your inbox for those emails from The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta. If you don’t see the emails, please check your spam/junk folder. Still have questions? Please email book.festival@atlantajcc.org.

$11 virtual ticket, $36 ticket and book

Click here to register

Wed, May 19
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Call For Info
40BKAK01S1


Wed, May 19
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Call For Info
40BKAK01S1

For information, please email book.festival@atlantajcc.org