On Sunday, April 30, Bookends & Beginnings is hosting 3 book discussions focused on women! All events are free and no registration required.
1:00pm -- Nancy Doyle: Manage Your Financial Life
Is it time to take control of your financial life? Nancy Doyle offers an objective and straightforward perspective based on a wealth of professional and personal experience. In Manage Your Financial Life: A Thoughtful, Organized Approach for Women, she shares a practical and easy-to-understand system for getting organized, analyzing your financial profile, educating yourself about investing, and putting your money to work. Whether you're going through a transition--parenthood, home ownership, a new career path, divorce, widowhood--or you simply want a better understanding of how to manage your financial affairs, you will find this comprehensive resource invaluable--and you find yourself coming back to it again and again.
4:00pm -- Donna Seaman: Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists
Who hasn't wondered where--aside from Georgia O'Keeffe and Frida Kahlo--all the women artists are? In many art books, they've been marginalized with cold efficiency, summarily dismissed in the captions of group photographs with the phrase "identity unknown" while each male is named. Donna Seaman brings to dazzling life seven of these forgotten artists, among the best of their day. These women fought to be treated the same as male artists, to be judged by their work, not their gender or appearance. In brilliant, compassionate prose, Seaman reveals what drove them, how they worked, and how they were perceived by others in a world where women were subjects-not makers-of art.
6:00pm -- Renee Engeln: Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Beauty Hurts Girls and Women
In Beauty Sick, award-winning Northwestern University psychology professor Renee Engeln, whose TEDx talk on beauty sickness has received more than 250,000 views, reveals the shocking consequences of our obsession with girls’ appearance on their emotional and physical health and their wallets and ambitions, including depression, eating disorders, disruptions in cognitive processing, and lost money and time. Combining scientific studies with the voices of real women of all ages, she makes clear that to truly fulfill their potential, we must break free from cultural forces that feed destructive desires, attitudes, and words—from fat-shaming to denigrating commentary about other women.
Note that the event is part of the Evanston Literary Festival,
a series of free literary events taking place from April 29-May 11.When: Sunday, April 30 Where: Bookends & Beginnings, 1712 Sherman Ave (alley entrance)Cost: FREE