Anne Helen Petersen: Reading
Anne Helen Petersen is a glorious journalist who earned her PhD from the University of Texas (her dissertation discussed the gossip industry and its place in mainstream culture), and is the Senior Culture Writer at Buzzfeed. Petersen's work has been featured in numerous publications, including Bitch Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and NPR. Her recent publication of Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud (ISBN 978-0-3995-7685-0: Hardcover $25.00; 288 pages; Penguin Random House) delivers commentary on women who refuse to limit themselves to "acceptable" social boundaries.
Praise for Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud:
"Petersen writes with equal amounts of rigor and empathy...her point feels like a warning bell: Our cultural lens on celebrity women reflects back on women en masse. We don't have to love their unruliness, but we need to change the attitudes that so narrowly define them." ~Andi Zeisler, Bitch
"Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud could not be coming out at a more perfect time...It's equal parts rallying cry and heady examination; and it's my new best friend, who empowers me to kick butt in life." ~Phobe Robinson, New York TImes bestselling author of You Can't Touch My Hair
"Through incisive analysis of the ways in which contemporary society polices femininity, Petersen reveals the fraught relationship between women and celebrity. A sharp, compelling collection of social and cultural criticism." ~Kirkus Review
Please join us in welcoming Anne Helen Petersen to Auntie's Bookstore for a reading of her new title, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud!
*This is an uncensored free speech event.
**One of NPR's Best Books of 2017**"Petersen's gloriously bumptious, brash ode to nonconforming women suits the needs of this dark moment. Her careful examination of how we eviscerate the women who confound or threaten is crucial reading if we are ever to be better."--Rebecca Traister, New York Times bestselling author of All the Single Ladies
Gossip meets history--a compulsively readable collection of Hollywood's most notorious clashes and controversies in the spirit of Hollywood Babylon