Upcoming Author Visit

Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Shanda: A Memoir of Shame and Secrecy (2022)

Thursday, October 20 • 11:00am-12:15pm • JCC of Mid-Westchester

General Admission plus Book Purchase: Course 11453 • $40

General Admission Only: Course 11452 • $25

Letty Cottin Pogrebin, a founding editor of Ms. magazine and author of twelve books, will discuss her newly published memoir in conversation with cultural historian Lori Rotskoff.

Yiddish for shame, Shanda presents a wise yet funny self-examination of the author's numerous family secrets across three generations. With candor, Pogrebin reveals family traumas, unhappy marriages, abandoned children, religious transgressions, repressed sexual identities, and radical political beliefs. Through unmasking, Pogrebin also paints a touching portrait of a family that, like many others, has a talent for reinvention and survival.

Books will be available for pick up and author signature at the event. 

Time will be reserved for Q&A.

LETTY COTTIN POGREBIN, co-founder of Ms. magazine, is a nationally acclaimed writer, activist, and public speaker. The author of twelve books, she has also published articles and essays in numerous print and online periodicals, including The New York Times, the Nation, and Huffington Post. She is a co-founder of the National Women’s Political Caucus and the Ms. Foundation for Women, a past president of the Authors Guild and Americans for Peace Now, and has served on the boards of the Harvard Divinity School Women in Religion Program and the Brandeis University Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Among her many honors is a Yale University Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, a Matrix Award for excellence in communication and the arts, and an Emmy Award for her work as consulting editor on the TV version of Marlo Thomas’s "Free to Be...You and Me."

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