We're pleased to welcome Darien Hsu Gee and Gina Barreca to our At Home with Literati Series in support of Fast Fallen Women: 75 Essays of Flash Nonfiction.
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About the Book: Memoir. Confession. Humor. Lived-experience. Intimate Revelations. Professional Discoveries. Survival. Pleasure. Triumph.
Fast Fallen Women introduces 75 new essays about the dangerous and enthralling ways women fall--and how we get back on our feet, more deft, more decisive, and daring than ever. Holding a compact mirror up to life with the same curiosity that enveloped Eve when she once held the apple, editor Gina Barreca's latest inclusive collection of short, sharp, feminist pieces illuminate women's courage, curiosity, and wit.
With new and original works by: - Amy Tan - Jane Smiley - Caroline Leavitt - Bobbie Ann Mason - Honor Moore - Darien Hsu Gee - Ilene Beckerman - and Lynn Peril --alongside other ground-breaking journalists, novelists, and writers, you'll find emerging authors whose creative non-fiction is appearing on the page for the first time--you will find within these pages a celebration the fallen woman the long overdue. Fast Fallen Women gives whispered conversation a full voice.
Darien Hsu Gee is a bestselling novelist with Penguin Random House and a recent Poetry Society Chapbook Fellow. Her craft book, Writing the Hawaiʻi Memoir, won the Hawaiʻi Book Publishers' Ka Palapala Poʻokela award. Darien has received a Sustainable Arts Foundation grant as well as a Vermont Studio Center fellowship. She lives on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi and is second-generation Chinese American.
Gina Barreca is author of ten books, including the bestselling They Used to Call Me Snow White But I Drifted, Babes in Boyland: A Personal History of Co-Education in the Ivy League, Sweet Revenge: The Wicked Delights of Getting Even, and It's Not That I'm Bitter, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visibly Panty Lines and Conquered the World. Translated into several languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, German, and Portuguese, she has also edited 17 collections, including The Penguin Book of Women's Humor and The Signet Book of American Humor. Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of English Literature at the University of Connecticut, Gina has written regularly for The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, Ms, and The Chronicle of Education. Deemed a "feminist humor maven" by Ms. and called "smart and funny" by People magazine, Gina has appeared, often as a repeat guest, on CNN, TODAY, NPR, OPRAH, and GOOD MORNING AMERICA, and has lectured worldwide on humor, gender, power, and trouble-making. She grew up in Brooklyn, New York but now lives with her husband in Storrs, CT. Go figure.