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Rebecca Traister & Anna Holmes
Wednesday, March 2, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Rebecca Traister presents All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation
In conversation with Anna Holmes
Wine reception to follow
Rebecca Traister has made a name for herself writing about women in politics, media and entertainment from a feminist perspective; Anne Lamott hailed her as “the most brilliant voice on feminism in this country.” Her first book, Big Girls Don’t Cry (which she presented at Greenlight in 2011), was a New York Times Notable Book and a Ten Best Books selections on NPR’s Fresh Air. Now, in her new book All the Single Ladies, Traister traces the history of unmarried women in America who, through social, political, and economic means, have radically shaped our nation. Addressing class, race, and sexual orientation, exhaustively researched and filled with vivid anecdotes from fascinating contemporary and historical figures, All the Single Ladies is destined to be a classic work of social history and journalism. Traister talks about the book with her friend Anna Holmes, founder of the website Jezebel.com and columnist for the New York Times Book Review, followed by a wine reception to celebrate the book's launch.