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 World, Victory: 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 nightstand: Good 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