The state of working women has been declared and debated since the days of Rosie the Riveter. The headlines, and the statistics behind them, however, don't tell the whole story. The truth is, many women today are breadwinners; and these breadwinners are struggling. They are caught in a perfect storm of male-dominated culture at work, traditional social norms at home, and outdated schedules in the school. Mogul, Mom, & Maid takes an honest look at how women are balancing home life and career. The pressures of child rearing, coupled with an unfulfilling corporate culture, are too great to be ignored. Author Liz O'Donnell goes beyond statistics and tells the stories of women all across America who are juggling careers, motherhood, marriage, and households. Mogul, Mom, & Maid looks at the choices women are making, the options they have, and the impact these decisions have on themselves, their families, and the businesses that employ them.
Can't make the event? Call us (603-224-0562) or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to have us put a copy aside to be signed for you.
About the author:
Liz O'Donnell is a want-to-be mogul, busy working mother and sometimes maid. A public relations executive by day, Liz counsels clients ranging from large financial institutions to early-stage technology startups on traditional and social media communications strategies.
Liz is also the founder of "Hello Ladies," an award-winning website for smart, busy women and named one of the top 100 websites for women by "Forbes" magazine. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Momsrising.org and her commentary on women's issues has appeared in "The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Tampa Tribune, " Gatehouse Media, and The Glass Hammer.
Liz lives in Dedham, Massachusetts with her husband and two children. She is a recovering PTO president, a long-serving Town Meeting Member, and co-founder of Women in Democracy - Dedham, a non-partisan organization committed to encouraging and supporting women's involvement in local politics.
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014, 7 p.m., join us as the wildly talented best-selling author Lily King joins us to present her new novel, Euphoria! Inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria tells the story of three trailblazing anthropologists caught in a passionate love triangle in 1930s New Guinea.
True Brew Cafe, a branch of True Brew Barista, enjoys space in our bookstore. They serve delicious coffee, tea, sandwiches, crepes, and much more. Now also with beer and wine! Have a real bookstore cafe experience.
When travel writer (and local Hippo journalist) Dan Szczesny
and his wife, Meenakshi, traveled to Nepal to marry in Kathmandu and
trek to Everest Base Camp, they knew the journey would be difficult.
What they didn’t realize was how lifechanging their time in the land of
mountains would be. From the chaos of Kathmandu’s supercharged streets
to the tranquil but challenging trails of the Himalayas, his book of
the journey, The Nepal Chronicles, is a deeply felt exploration
of the culture and history of one of the world’s most complex places,
and a meditation on the author’s own personal journey into a new family
and relationship unlike any he’s ever experienced.
Friday!July 11, at 7 PM
Local favorite Jim Hofford returns to share his latest volume of verse and memoir, Four Score ... and More.
a longtime fan, I'm delighted to see this compilation of James
Hofford's best work. "Life, she race so fast," he writes and, yet, as
poet his job is to slow time, look closely and see. He sees! These poems
are sturdy, meticulously built like the best of New England's timeless
stone walls. They are love stories, life stories -- some laugh out loud
funny (especially the ones for children), some tears down your cheek
sad. It's the long lens of "Four Score and More," the full life deeply
examined that makes this collection so special. Jim's wife Ellen hears
"Music in icy trees." There's music in these poems -- music and magic
and sustaining spirituality." -- Rebecca Rule
Well, we've been here for almost a year now! We have some opinions based
on experience, but are they based in fact? Let's find out. The subject
today is our store hours. If you have a second, please email us with your answers.
We're open from 9 AM to 9 PM, every day but Sunday, when we are open 11-6. Did you know that we had such extended hours?
What day of the week, and what time of day, are you most likely to visit us?
When was the last time you came to the bookstore before 10 AM, or after 7 PM? Which is more important to you, early or late?
you more likely to combine a trip to Gibson's with other errands
downtown, or when you come to see us, is that usually the only thing on
the week, once you get home, are you likely to stay there? Does this
change depending on whether it's Monday/Tuesday or later in the week,
closer to the weekend?
Before you come to the bookstore, do you check our website or Facebook page to find out what our hours are?
we figure out how to use SurveyMonkey instead of asking you to email,
or do you relish the opportunity to put your thoughts into writing?
...Perhaps that is a leading question.
you. We're trying to push the envelope with our hours, but we also want
to have our best team on the floor when you're likely to visit. Night
owls, day trippers, everyone, please tell us your preferences!