Conversations with Authors - Michelle Bowdler (Virtual Event)

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 4:00pm

 

Sunday, August 9th • 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT

Michelle Bowdler

in conversation with Ayelet Waldman


Conversations with Authors is our free virtual event series! Join us every Saturday and Sunday at 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT for a new chat with a different author.

 

Michelle Bowdler’s debut blend of memoir and cultural investigation, Is Rape a Crime?, tells the story of her rape and recovery while interrogating why one of society’s most serious crimes goes largely uninvestigated.

Michelle is a recipient of a 2017 Barbara Deming Memorial Award for non-fiction and has been a Fellow at Ragdale and MacDowell Colony. She has been published in the New York Times and in the anthologies The Anatomy of Silence and We Rise to Resist: Voices from a New Era in Women’s Political Action. Her essays Eventually You Tell Your Kids and Babelogue were both nominated for Pushcart Prizes.

Ayelet Waldman is the author of A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life, the novels Love & Treasure, Red Hook Road, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, and Daughter’s Keeper, as well as of the essay collection Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace, and the Mommy-Track Mystery series. She is the editor of Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women’s Prisons and of Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation.

 

Below, please find links to purchase their books.

 

 

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Is Rape a Crime?: A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250255631
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 28th, 2020

Longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Nonfiction

She Said meets Lucky in Michelle Bowdler's provocative debut, telling the story of her rape and recovery while interrogating why one of society's most serious crimes goes largely uninvestigated.


The Anatomy of Silence Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781912157105
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Published: Red Press Ltd - March 8th, 2019

Before #MeToo, there was silence.

Let’s talk about that silence.

The Anatomy of Silence is a collection of voices speaking out loud - often for the first time - about what it means to stay silent, to be silenced, and to break the silence that surrounds sexual violence. About how we are all complicit in creating that silence.


We Rise to Resist: Voices from a New Era in Women's Political Action Cover Image
By Paula Vw Dáil (Editor), Betty L. Wells (Editor)
ISBN: 9781476671642
Availability: Special Order
Published: McFarland & Company - February 19th, 2018

"There are more seasons to come and there is more work to do," Hillary Clinton told her supporters following her surprising defeat in the 2016 presidential election. Taking her words to heart, on January 21, 2017, millions of women (and men) across America--opposing a president-elect many considered a misogynist--marched in protest.


A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101973721
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Published: Anchor - January 9th, 2018

“Relentlessly honest and surprisingly funny.” – The Washington Post

“Genuinely brave and human.” —The New York Times

“Wildly brilliant.” —Elle


Love and Treasure Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307739575
Availability: Special Order
Published: Anchor - January 20th, 2015

A Washington Post Best Book of the Year
An Oprah.com Best Book of the Year


Red Hook Road Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307275820
Availability: Special Order
Published: Anchor - May 31st, 2011

 
A rich and rewarding story of love, loss, and the power of family from the bestselling author of Bad Mother and Love and Other Impossible Pursuits.
 


Love and Other Impossible Pursuits Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781400095131
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Published: Anchor - January 9th, 2007

In this moving, wry, and candid novel, widely acclaimed novelist Ayelet Waldman takes us through one woman’s passage through love, loss, and the strange absurdities of modern life.Emilia Greenleaf believed that she had found her soulmate, the man she was meant to spend her life with.


Daughter's Keeper Cover Image
ISBN: 9781402203138
Availability: Special Order
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - October 1st, 2004

How much would you sacrifice to save someone you love?


Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace Cover Image
ISBN: 9780767930697
Availability: Special Order
Published: Anchor - May 4th, 2010

In our mothers’ day there were good mothers, indifferent mothers, and occasionally, great mothers. Today we have only Bad Mothers: If you work, you’re neglectful; if you stay home, you’re smothering. If you discipline, you’re buying them a spot on the shrink’s couch; if you let them run wild, they will be into drugs by seventh grade.


Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons (Voice of Witness) Cover Image
By Ayelet Waldman (Editor), Robin Levi (Editor), Michelle Alexander (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781786632289
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Published: Verso - July 25th, 2017

Inside This Place, Not of It reveals some of the most egregious human rights violations within women’s prisons in the United States. Here, in their own words, thirteen narrators recount their lives leading up to incarceration and their harrowing struggle for survival once inside.

Among the narrators:


Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062431783
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harper Perennial - May 30th, 2017

A groundbreaking collection of essays by celebrated international writers bears witness to the human cost of fifty years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.


Bye-Bye, Black Sheep: A Mommy-track Mystery Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425216392
Availability: Special Order
Published: Berkley - July 3rd, 2007

A new arrival in the bestselling mystery series.

Private Investigators Juliet Applebaum and Al Hockey finally have a steady stream of clients coming through their garage-turned-office. But they'll realize it's no child's play tracking down the killer of a gorgeous transsexual's sister.


The Cradle Robbers (A Mommy-Track Mystery #6) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425206171
Availability: Special Order
Published: Berkley - July 5th, 2006

From the national bestselling author of Murder Plays House.
 


Murder Plays House (A Mommy-Track Mystery #5) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425198698
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Published: Berkley - July 5th, 2005

Juliet Applebaum is a public defender turned stay-at-home mom—and a “highly likable sleuth” (Judith Kelman). Now in Murder Plays House, with a new arrival on the way, the Applebaum household is bursting at the seams. And Juliet is balancing clue-chasing and diaper-changing with a new task: house-hunting.
 


Death Gets a Time-Out (A Mommy-Track Mystery #4) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425197127
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Published: Berkley - June 1st, 2004

Between juggling lunchboxes, piano lessons, and baby-sitters, public defender turned stay-at-home mom Juliet Applebaum promises to help her famous friend clear her brother's name of murder. But what will she do when she begins to suspect her friend may not be as innocent as she seems?


A Playdate with Death (A Mommy-Track Mystery #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425191040
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Published: Berkley - July 1st, 2003

From the national bestselling author of The Big Nap and Nursery Crimes.
 
In between planning playdates and playing dress up, Juliet finally gets some much-needed kid-free time, working out at the local health club. It’s going well. She’s losing weight. She’s even happy—until her personal trainer commits suicide.
 


The Big Nap (A Mommy-Track Mystery #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425184523
Availability: Special Order
Published: Berkley - July 2nd, 2002

Welcome back to the exasperating world of Juliet Applebaum, a public defender turned sleep-deprived stay-at-home mom—and “a unique, highly likable sleuth” (Judith Kelman).
 


Nursery Crimes (A Mommy-Track Mystery #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425180006
Availability: Special Order
Published: Berkley - July 1st, 2001

“Ayelet Waldman has given birth to a fresh new franchise with her Mommy-Track mysteries. Juliet Applebaum is smart, fearless, and completely candid about life as a full-time mom with a penchant for part-time detective work.”—Sue Grafton