Rank #1: Mother's Day with Abigail Thomas & Jennifer Waddell
On Mother's Day 2014, Papercuts J.P. was happy to host acclaimed memoir writer Abigail Thomas in conversation with her daughter, Jamaica Plain resident and photographer Jennifer Waddell. In this episode, Abigail and Jennifer discuss the process of writing, family dynamics, and Abigail's newest book, What Comes Next and How To Like It, available for sale in store at Papercuts J.P.
Jun 28 2015
Rank #2: SHRILL: Lindy West and Carol Sanger on Reproductive Rights
Last month, Lindy West joined Papercuts for an event for the paperback release of SHRILL, her book of essays about the making of a funny feminist, coming of age in a culture that’s hostile to women, especially fat women.
It was wonderful to have Lindy join us with 450 fans at the First Church JP in April. But before her event, Lindy discussed reproductive rights and her project Shout Your Abortion with Carol Sanger, author of ABOUT ABORTION.
Carol Sanger is the Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, and her book Abort Abortion takes readers on an insightful, original, and eye-opening guided tour of the practices, culture, and legislation behind terminating pregnancy in twenty-first century America.
Lindy West is a pop culture critics and comedian and a weekly columnist at the guardian. SHRILL is a new York times bestseller and was named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Esquire, the LA Times, and Newsweek.
Copies of SHRILL and ABOUT ABORTION are for sale in-store at Papercuts J.P. at 5 Green Street in Boston, or online at papercutsjp.com. Thanks for supporting your local independent bookstore.
May 30 2017
Rank #3: SEX OBJECT: Jessica Valenti & Rachel Hills
Jessica Valenti, author of SEX OBJECT, discusses her new memoir with Rachel Hills, author of THE SEX MYTH, followed by a dialogue between Kate Layte and Katie Eelman on the book.
Jessica Valenti - called one of the Top 100 Inspiring Women in the world - is a columnist for theGuardian US and the author of four books on feminism, politics and culture. Her third book, The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women, won the 2010 Independent Publisher Book Award and was made into a documentary by the Media Education Foundation. She is also editor of the anthology Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape, which was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Top 100 Books of 2009.
She founded Feministing.com, which Columbia Journalism Review called “head and shoulders above almost any writing on women’s issues in mainstream media.” Her writing has appeared inThe New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Guardian (UK), The American Prospect, Ms. magazine, Salon and Bitch magazine. She has won an IBIS Reproductive Health Evidence in Activism Award, a Choice USA Generation award and the 2011 Hillman Journalism Prize for her work with Feministing.
Rachel Hills has written about feminism and politics for ABC’s The Drum, The Age, The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, Cleo, Cosmopolitan, Daily Life, Elle, Girlfriend, Glamour, Grazia, Jezebel, The Monthly, The New Inquiry, New Matilda, The New Republic, NYMag.com, Russh, The Spectator, Stylist, Sunday Life, The Sydney Morning Herald, TIME, Vogue, The Walkley Magazine, YEN and more.
She is also the author of a book called The Sex Myth: The Gap Between Our Fantasies and Reality, which published in North America, Australia, New Zealand and the UK in August 2015.
Jul 11 2016
Rank #4: DAVE HILL DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE: Dave Hill, interviewed by Meredith Goldstein
Comedian and author Dave Hill discusses his new book of essays, DAVE HILL DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE, with Boston Globe columnist and entertainment reporter Meredith Goldstein. Listen as the pair discuss comedy, adulting, and Donald Trump.
Jun 02 2016
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Rank #5: MISS FORTUNE: Lauren Weedman & Steve Almond
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