Thursday, September 24, 7:30-9:30pm
Humanities Festival Book Group at Sweetness 7 Parkside
301 Parkside Ave.
Come one, come all to an open discussion of Jill Lepore’s The Secret History of Wonder Woman led by UB History professor Susan Cahn. A New York Times bestseller and one of the most talked-about books of the year, The Secret History of Wonder Woman tells the fascinating tale of the birth of the most famous female super hero—and along the way relates a history of twentieth-century feminism, uncovers experimental free-love communities, and much more. Author Alison Bechdel writes, “The Secret History of Wonder Woman is as racy, as improbable, as awesomely righteous, and as filled with curious devices as an episode of the comic book itself. In the nexus of feminism and popular culture, Jill Lepore has found a revelatory chapter of American history.”
We’ll meet in the relaxed and cozy atmosphere of Sweetness 7 on Parkside Ave. to share light fare and a drink. Join us for good food and conversation!
Purchase your copy of The Secret History of Wonder Woman (Knopf, 2014) at either location of Talking Leaves Books, or at your favorite bookstore.
$8 per person to attend; tickets at buffalohumanities.org.
Appetizers and one glass of wine or beer, or a soft drink included.