And Then We Grew Up: Book Launch with Rachel Friedman
October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
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In conversation with Lester Friedman
Rachel Friedman is the author of And Then We Grew Up: On Creativity, Potential, and the Imperfect Art of Adulthood (Penguin Random House, 2019), named one of Publisher’s Weekly’s best books of 2019, and The Good Girls’ Guide to Getting Lost: A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure (Bantam, 2011). Author Eva Holland calls And Then We Grew Up “a wise and funny guide through a tangle of hard questions about art, work, and life—about what it means to ‘make it,’ about the many shades of success and failure, and about the search for fulfillment through creativity.” Friedman’s writing has appeared in The Best Women’s Travel Writing, The McSweeney’s Book of Politics and Musicals, Granslos, The New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, and elsewhere. She has taught literature, journalism, and writing at Columbia University, New York University, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Lester D. Friedman, Ph.D., the author’s father, is Emeritus Professor and former chair of the Media and Society Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He has written books about Steven Spielberg, Arthur Penn, Peter Pan, Frankenstein, and Clint Eastwood; and has authored two screenplays, Prisoners of Freedom and Thomas Scasz and the Myth of Mental Illness that are the basis of independent films directed by Owen Shapiro.