Fort Greene Store:
Thursday, March 5, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Katie Roiphe presents The Power Notebooks
In conversation with Nicole Krauss
Reception to follow
Acclaimed culture writer Katie Roiphe (The Morning After: Sex, Fear and Feminism; Uncommon Arrangements; In Praise of Messy Lives; The Violet Hour) draws examples from her own life and the lives of famous female writers to explore female power in her genre-bending new memoir, The Power Notebooks. Told in a series of notebook entries, Roiphe weaves her often fraught personal experiences with divorce, single motherhood, and relationships with insights into the lives and loves of famous writers such as Sylvia Plath and Simone de Beauvoir. She dissects the way she and other ordinary, powerful women have subjugated their own power time and time again, and she probes brilliantly at the tricky, uncomfortable question of why. In these informal musings and notes, Roiphe delves into treacherous, largely un-talked about, contradictions of contemporary womanhood, going where few writers dare. The Power Notebooks is a bold, essential discussion on female power, performativity, and vulnerability in Roiphe’s most emotionally intimate work yet. Joining her in conversation is Nicole Krauss, author of the award-winning New York Times bestsellers Great House and The History of Love. A reception follows to celebrate the book’s launch.