TueNight 10: Linda Hirshman

Quick bio: Previously a labor lawyer and professor of women’s studies and philosophy at Brandeis, Linda Hirshman is the author of the New York Times bestseller Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the WorldVictory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution, and Get to Work: A Manifesto for Women of the World.

Beyond the bio: “I am eagerly awaiting the release of my latest book, Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment. It’s the first book about the #MeToo movement and features interviews with amazing women like Anna Holmes, Rebecca Traister, Alyssa Milano, Jane Mayer, and of course, many of the #MeToo survivors. Above all, I can’t wait to share the stories of all the unsung heroes in the battle against sexual abuse, many of whom are women of color.”

1. On the nightstandGood and Mad by Rebecca Traister, Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne and Deep Roots: How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics by Avidit Acharya, Matthew Blackwell, and Maya Sen

2. Can’t stop/won’t stop: Game of Thrones

3. Jam of the minute: Brünnhilde’s Redemption music from Wagner’s Gotterdammerung, Der Ring des Nibelungen

4. Thing I miss: Janis Joplin

5. 80s crush: Jeremy Irons, the thinking woman’s sex symbol (circa Brideshead Revisited)

6. Current crush: Kara Swisher

7. Will whine about: White shoes before Memorial Day and after Labor Day

8. Will wine about: Domaines Ott Rosé

9. Best thing that happened yesterday: The finished copies of Reckoning arrived!

10. Looking forward to: The first few weeks of my book launch, including an event at the 92Y with Rebecca Traister and The Strand with Margaret Sullivan   

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