Live via Zoom:
Monday, August 2, 7:30 PM ET
Book Launch: Deborah Copaken presents Ladyparts: a Memoir
In conversation with Tad Friend
Greenlight welcomes bestselling author Deborah Copaken for the launch of her honest and unflinching new memoir, Ladyparts! Part cautionary tale, part dystopian tragicomedy, Ladyparts is Copaken’s irreverent inventory of both the female body and the body politic of womanhood in America. With her journalist’s eye, her novelist’s heart, and her performer’s sense of timing, she provides a frontline account of one woman brought to her knees by the one-two-twelve punch of divorce, solo motherhood, lack of healthcare, unaffordable childcare, shady landlords, her father’s death, college tuitions, sexual harassment, corporate indifference, ageism, sexism, and just plain old bad luck. She keeps bouncing back from each bum body part and finding the black humor in every setback, but in her slippery struggle to survive a steep plunge off the middle-class ladder, she is suddenly awoken to what it means to have no safety net. Tad Friend, staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998, joins Copaken in conversation at this pre-pub virtual launch!