WORD LIVE: SOB SISTERS: A Night of Murder, Parenting, Survivalism, and Friendship

09/21/2020 - 7:00pm

Sob Sisters: A Night of Murder, Parenting, Survivalism, and Friendship

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 featuring authors and poets Judith Matloff, Lydia Denworth, Emma Copley Eisenberg, and Lindsay Powers.

Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393651546
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 28th, 2020

A Next Big Idea Club Must-Read Nonfiction Book of Winter 2020 and a Real Simple Best Book of 2020 (So Far)

A revelatory investigation of friendship, with profound implications for our understanding of what humans and animals alike need to thrive across a lifetime.


How to Drag a Body and Other Safety Tips You Hope to Never Need: Survival Tricks for Hacking, Hurricanes, and Hazards Life Might Throw at You Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062970930
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Published: Harper Wave - May 19th, 2020

As we have seen with the recent COVID-19 pandemic, disaster preparedness is not a luxury. 


The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316449236
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Published: Hachette Books - January 21st, 2020

*** A NEW YORK TIMES "100 Notable Books of 2020" ***

A stunning, complex narrative about the fractured legacy of a decades-old double murder in rural West Virginia -- and the writer determined to put the pieces back together.

 
 
In the early evening of June 25, 1980 in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, two middle-class outsiders named Vick


You Can't F*ck Up Your Kids: A Judgment-Free Guide to Stress-Free Parenting Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781982110130
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Published: Atria Books - March 31st, 2020

Cribsheet meets The Sh!t No One Tells You in this no-holds-barred, judgment-free parenting guide that sets the record straight on every hot-button parenting topic by longtime journalist and founder of the viral #NoShameParenting movement.


Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802147851
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Published: Grove Press - January 7th, 2020

A generation-defining exploration of the new midlife crisis facing Gen X women and the unique circumstances that have brought them to this point, Why We Can't Sleep is a lively successor to Passages by Gail Sheehy and The Defining Decade by Meg Jay


The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780451498632
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Published: Broadway Books - May 5th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The epic true crime story of the most successful bootlegger in American history and the murder that shocked the nation, from the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

"Gatsby-era noir at its best."--Erik Larson


The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538715277
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 14th, 2020

Shortlisted for the 2020 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize

Named a Best Book of 2020 by The Guardian * The Telegraph

"One of America's most courageous young journalists" and the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Brain on Fire investigates the shocking mystery behind the dramatic experiment that revo