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Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller

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Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller is about how women rise up, social change and the quest for equality, featuring in-depth conversations with women taking charge and leading change. Every episode offers stories, inspiration and actions you can apply to your own life. Take action with our Toolkit… read more

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Author Jennifer Weiner on Writing a Radical Beach Read

The times, they are a’changin’. This week on Inflection Point, I talk to author Jennifer Weiner about her newest bestselling book “Mrs. Everything”. The story is loosely based on Jennifer’s own mother, Fran, who got married, had 4 children and ultimately came out as a gay woman after Jennifer and her siblings were out of the house. Spanning two sisters’ lives from the 1950s to the night of the 2016 political election, the book raises questions about who is really making women’s choices about our own lives...are we? Or our system? How did we get where we are, and how do we move on from here? Jennifer shares the facts behind her fiction, what it takes to write a good sex scene, what hasn't changed since #metoo started, and  how the personal becomes political. We spoke at Women Lit, a program of the Bay Area Book Festival on June 22, 2019 in Berkeley, California.

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