Feminist Kitchen book club: November meeting and December happy hour!

Another excellent book club this week! Thanks to everyone who came to talk about “Day of Honey” and for helping pick the November book selection: Caitlin Moran’s “How to Be a Woman

A summary from her publisher:

Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven’t been burned as witches since 1727, life isn’t exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt? Why the incessant talk about babies? And do men secretly hate them?

Caitlin Moran interweaves provocative observations on women’s lives with laugh-out-loud funny scenes from her own, from the riot of adolescence to her development as a writer, wife, and mother. With rapier wit, Moran slices right to the truth—whether it’s about the workplace, strip clubs, love, fat, abortion, popular entertainment, or children—to jump-start a new conversation about feminism. With humor, insight, and verve, How To Be a Woman lays bare the reasons why female rights and empowerment are essential issues not only for women today but also for society itself.

And from Caitlin Moran herself:

Next month, we’re going to try out a new venue, House Wine, 408 Josephine Street, which is right behind the P.Terry’s on the corner of South Lamar and Barton Springs.  We’ll meet there at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13.

In December, instead of reading a book or watching a movie for the group, let’s just plan on gathering at 7 p.m. on Dec. 11 at Hopfields gastropub, 3110 Guadalupe St., for a happy holiday hour.

And while we’re doing some long term planning, mark your 2013 calendars for a meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 8 (location, TBD) to talk about something a little different: TV shows. Last year, we did a magazine-themed book club, and I think it would be fun to tackle women and food on TV. I faithfully watch “Modern Family,” “New Girl” and just about everything except Downton Abbey on PBS. I only made it a few episodes into “Mad Men” and am really sad that “30 Rock” is ending, even though I don’t watch it as much as I once did. Over the next few months, take some mental notes about any connections between gender and food on the television shows that you watch (yes, RHONJ, too) and we’ll talk about them in January.



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