Laurie Penny

discusses

Bitch Doctrine:
Essays for Dissenting Adults

This event includes a book signing

Date

Aug
4
Friday
August 4, 2017
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes prize-winning writer and journalist LAURIE PENNY, author of Penny Red and Unspeakable Things, for a discussion of her latest book, Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults.

About Bitch Doctrine

Smart and provocative, witty and uncompromising, this collection of Laurie Penny's celebrated essays establishes her as one of the most important and vibrant political voices of our time. Bitch Doctrine takes an unflinching look at the definitive issues of our age, from the shock of Donald Trump's election and the victories of the far right to online harassment and the transgender rights movement.

Penny is lyrical and passionate in her desire to confront injustice, and she's writing at the raw edge of a revolution-hungry zeitgeist, a time when it has never been more vital to actively question and fiercely dispute all forms of complacency, including social norms. This darkly comic, often biting yet empathic, revelatory collection will inform, challenge, and engage, and give readers hope and tools for change.

Praise

"Laurie Penny is the tits. Witty and brazen, a force for both decency and revolution, she's a swashbuckling rhetorician, a daring reporter and an all-around fabulous broad. Bitch Doctrine provides an invaluable case for truth-telling in an age of chaos and lies." —Emily Nussbaum, Pulitzer Prize–winning New Yorker film critic

"If you've followed Penny's work, you'll know that the thing that sets her apart from other enraged columnists is her empathy. She understands exactly what her opponents are thinking, and why, precisely, they are full of shit. This is a delight of a book. Penny's essays are righteous ones." —Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother

"Intelligent and defiant, Penny probes the current anti-feminist backlash while exploring zones of social discomfort, all in the name of 'imagining a society beyond patriarchy.' Polemical writing at its thoughtful best." —Kirkus

Laurie Penny
Laurie Penny

Laurie Penny

Laurie Penny is a writer and journalist. Her work appears in Vice, the Guardian and many other publications. She is a columnist and Contributing Editor at the New Statesman and Editor-at-Large at The New Inquiry. She was the youngest person to be shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for political writing on her blog "Penny Red." Laurie is also the author of the books Penny Red and Unspeakable Things, among others. She lives in London.

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