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Deborah Tannen ’62 Examines Women’s Friendships

Bestselling author Deborah Tannen has published her 11th book, You’re the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women’s Friendships.  Tannen, a Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University, explores the many ways in which women connect through conversation.  Learn more.

Deborah Tannen - Author Photo
Noam Cohen ’85 Casts A Critical Lens on a Technocratic Future

In The-Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball, Noam Cohen looks at the rise of technology entrepreneurs as an ever-growing, influential class and one that has also become a political force.  He documents the achievements of several of society’s now-notable names, including Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Sergey Brin, and Mark Zuckerberg, and tells of how Stanford University was an important incubator for many of their pioneering efforts.

The Know It Alls

Honoring the Wounded Healer, Sharon KLAYMAN Farber ’61, Ph.D.

Many psychotherapists are drawn to the field due to their own experiences of trauma and having taken a personal journey toward healing.  In Celebrating the Wounded Healer Psychotherapist: Pain, Post-Traumatic Growth and Self-Disclosure, Sharon KLAYMAN Farber has assembled the voices of a number of distinguished professionals who share their thoughts on the paths that have led individuals to choose psychotherapy as a profession. 

Celebrating Wounded Healer
Helping Artists Work through Trauma, Margret Elson ’62

The Piano and the Couch: Music and Psyche, a new book written by Margret Elson, illustrates the interplay between music and psychology.  Elson is, herself, a musician and a psychotherapist.  Through her text, she reveals a groundbreaking approach to working with performers in crisis.  Learn more   

Piano and Couch
Support for the Transgender Community from Laura Erickson-Schroth ’99

Laura Erickson-Schroth recently published her second book, titled “You’re in the Wrong Bathroom!” and 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions About Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People (Beacon Press).  Coverage of trans lives has been steadily increasing, yet there are many fallacies that persist.  Learn more.

Wrong Bathroom

Chris Hayes ’97 Documents a Metaphorical Divide in the U.S.

In his latest book, A Colony in a Nation, award-winning journalist Chris Hayes contends that there are two Americas.  In the first, which he refers to as the Nation, the law is paramount.  In the second, which he calls the Colony, fear takes hold over civil rights and aggressive policing mirrors occupation.  Learn more

Colony in a Nation
Dorothy Henderson, Jan. ’41, Publishes Family Memoir of the Civil War

Alexander Henderson first came to New York in 1864 as a sailor who wanted to see the world.  Upon learning that slavery was still practiced in the United States, he immediately enlisted in the United States Navy to lend his hand toward ending it.  On Blockade: The Memoirs of Civil War Seaman, Alexander Henderson, was edited by his granddaughter, Dorothy Henderson.  Click here to learn more about the book.

Dorothy Henderson
Rafe Bartholomew ’00 Tells of Life and Times at McSorley’s Old Ale House

Rafe Bartholomew has written a memoir entitled Two and Two: McSorley’s, My Dad, and Me .  The book details the life and work of his father, a bartender at the famed McSorley’s Old Ale House in Manhattan’s East Village; as well as the countless notable figures who have patronized the establishment.  Learn more.

Guatemalan Fieldwork Published by Sheila Cosminsky ’58

The fieldwork performed by Sheila Cosminsky has documented midwifery and birthing practices in Guatemala for over forty years.  In her book, Midwives and Mothers: The Medicalization of Childbirth on a Guatemalan Plantation (2016), she details the history, practice, and future of midwifery in the face of rapidly changing global standards.  Learn more.

Cosminsky Guatemala
Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating by Moira Weigel '02
Tracing the post-chaperone, courtships and arranged marriage norms through modern cyber dating. Learn more
Amy Berkowitz '01 publishes Tender Points

TENDER POINTS is a narrative fractured by trauma. Named after the diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia, the book-length lyric essay explores sexual violence, gendered illness, chronic pain, and patriarchy through the lenses of lived experience and pop culture. Learn more. 

Annabeth Bonder-Stone '05 releases her children's book, Shivers! The Pirate Who's Back in Bunny Slippers.
Shivers, the scaredy-est pirate to ever sail the Seven Seas, is back. Comic book–like illustrations in each chapter bring Shivers to life and invite even the most reluctant readers to join the adventure. Perfect for fans of such series as Stick Dog, Big Nate, Dork Diaries, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  Find out more.
Meredith Trede '63 Poetry Book
A new collection of poems, Tenement Threnody, written by Meredith Trede '63 will be published by Main Street Rag Press in January 2016.
TEDxHunterCCS Video Online Now

Check out the video from the second TEDxHunterCCS event, held October 5 at the high school.

 You can also see images on their Flickr account HERE:

Martina Arroyo, Jan. '53 to be honored by Kennedy Center

Opera singer Martina Arroyo, Jan. '53 is to be honored by the Kennedy Center at their Gala on December 29. The event, which will be aired that evening on CBS at 9pm, will also honor Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine, and Carlos Santana.

Martina, whose voice was once decribed as "among the most glorious in the world" (NYT), has sung with the Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna State Opera, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, La Scala in Milan, Paris Opera, and the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden. She is also a teacher, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the founder of the Martina Arroyo Foundation, offering emerging young artists a structured curriculum.

For more information, visit The Kennedy Center website here.