02/10/2020 - 7:00pm

Sob Sisters Science Night

Sob Sisters is the journalists' club founded in 2018 by the authors Karen Abbott (The Ghosts of Eden Park), Susannah Cahalan (The Great Pretender), and Ada Calhoun (Why We Can't Sleep) to celebrate women reporters. Once a month, they convene 20-40 journalists in a bar or a bookstore to talk shop. There are usually 2-3 speakers or readers—a seasoned author with a hot new book out, a young writer with a proposal she wants advice on, an editor with a call for submissions, a publicist willing to share trade secrets, a fact-checker describing best practices. Past readers and speakers include Karen Rinaldi, Susan Orlean, Maureen Callahan, and Randi Epstein. If you're interested in learning about future meetings, email one of the three of us.

Join them for a round table discussion about science journalism featuring journalist Donna Jackson Nakazawa, author of The Angel and the Assassin, a fascinating look at the surprising role of cells called microglia in the brain, and Kate Dawson, author of American Sherlock, a riveting profile of detective and chemist Oscar Heinrich, who helped found forensic modern science through his pioneering work solving infamous cases and Dr. Christine Montross, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is a practicing inpatient psychiatrist and performs forensic psychiatric evaluations. She received her undergraduate degrees and a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from the University of Michigan, and completed medical school and residency training at Brown University. Her latest book, Waiting for an Echo: The Madness of American Incarceration will be published by the Penguin Press in July, 2020.

Please note that entry to this event requires either a purchase of a book OR a $5 admission voucher. Books and vouchers can be purchased online in advance or at the door on the day of the event; advance orders will be available for pickup at the store on the day of the event. The admission voucher functions like a gift card and is good toward anything in-store at WORD on the day of the event only. Seating is limited. First come, first served.

American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525539551
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 11th, 2020

From the acclaimed author of Death in the Air ("Not since Devil in the White City has a book told such a harrowing tale"--Douglas Preston) comes the riveting story of the birth of criminal investigation in the twentieth century.

The Angel and the Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524799175
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 21st, 2020

A thrilling story of scientific detective work and medical potential that illuminates the newly understood role of microglia—an elusive type of brain cell that is vitally relevant to our everyday lives.

Falling Into the Fire: A Psychiatrist's Encounters with the Mind in Crisis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143125716
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Penguin Books - July 29th, 2014

Falling Into the Fire is psychiatrist Christine Montross’s thoughtful investigation of the gripping patient encounters that have challenged and deepened her practice. The majority of the patients Montross treats in Falling Into the Fire are seen in the locked inpatient wards of a psychiatric hospital; all are in moments of profound crisis.

$5 admission voucher to this event. Your voucher functions like a gift card and can be used toward anything in store on the night of the event only.