Explore the Power of Women’s Anger With Rebecca Traister

Join us on Thursday, April 15 at 6:00 PM, opens a new window for a conversation with award-winning journalist and author Rebecca Traister on her book, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger, opens a new window. At this exciting virtual author talk, Traister will discuss her New York Times bestselling book with an audience Q&A to follow. She will be interviewed by Tanya Beat, Director of the County of San Mateo Commission on the Status of Women and County of San Mateo LGBTQ Commission. 

Good and Mad was selected as one of the best books of 2018 by NPR, The Washington Post, Elle, and more. With eloquence and fervor, Traister explores the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement. In both her writing and keynote talks, Traister tracks the long history of female fury, from suffragettes protesting outside the White House to the current #MeToo movement, and explains how society’s condemnation of female emotion has led to women’s slow rise to political power in America.

Traister is an astute cultural observer who has become a leading voice on feminism and women in politics. She is the author of The New York Times bestseller All the Single Ladies, opens a new window and Big Girls Don’t Cry, opens a new window and is a writer-at-large for New York magazine and The Cut.

Register, opens a new window in advance for this author talk and pick up Good and Mad through Curbside Services, opens a new window. Good and Mad is also available as an eBook and eAudioBook via Overdrive. We will be giving away free copies of the book while supplies last at all of our community libraries during Curbside Services hours from Thursday, April 1 to Saturday, April 3.

Praise for Traister and Good and Mad

“In a year when issues of gender and sexuality dominated the national conversation, no one shaped that exchange more than Rebecca Traister. Her wise and provocative columns helped make sense of a cultural transformation.” — National Magazine Award Citation, 2018.

“The most brilliant voice on feminism in this country.” — Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird.

Titles by Rebecca Traister

Good and Mad

All the Single Ladies

Big Girls Don't Cry