Community Event: Good And Mad With Rebecca Traister
***Please note this event’s pre-registration is at capacity. Ticket holders are encouraged to come in the window from 6:30-7pm before the event to guarantee a seat. A limited amount of seating and standing room will be made available at the time of the event after registered guests are seated. Latecomers will not be guaranteed seating as this is a free community event, thank you for your understanding.***
Signed copies of the book can be ordered through Longfellow Books at 207-772-4045 for those interested who cannot attend the event.
Rebecca Traister’s writing has garnered her international attention as a central force in feminist dialogue. The timely publication of Good and Mad has further cemented her place as a thought leader in a contemporary cultural moment defined by #MeToo and the Kavanaugh hearings. Traister will discuss the history and politics of female anger with Portland-based Sara Corbett, a writer and contributor to the New York Times Magazine, a conversation presented by Longfellow Books and Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.
In Good and Mad, this best-selling author turns her expertise to the long, complicated story of female fury in this country—from the suffragettes to the scores of women who walked out of offices after Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court, and beyond. When properly harnessed, the force of women’s collective anger can change history. Yet female rage has long been caricatured and deligitimized, holding women to a ruinous double standard. Good and Mad demonstrates the cultural significance and political power of female anger and how this collective fury is again being applied to political transformation today. Come see why Traister has been hailed as “the most brilliant voice on feminism in this country.”
Rebecca Traister is writer at large for New York magazine and a contributing editor at Elle. A National Magazine Award finalist, she has written about women in politics, media, and entertainment from a feminist perspective for The New Republic and Salon and has also contributed to The Nation, The New York Observer, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Vogue, Glamour, and Marie Claire. She is the author of All the Single Ladies and the award-winning Big Girls Don’t Cry. She lives in New York with her family.