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Monday, January 31
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

DL21C - Rebecca Traister,, Author "Big Girls Don't Cry"

Red 58 Lounge
158 W. 58th Street (b/t 6th and 7th); N/R/Q to 57th; 1/A/B/C/D to 59th
New York

Join DL21C'ers Monday night as we welcome Rebecca Traister, senior writer at, to discuss her new book "Big Girls Don't Cry" -- what the New York Times called "a colorful, emotional argument that the 2008 election gave feminism a thrilling 'new life.'”

Rebecca was a groundbreaking reporter who covered the 2008 Presidential election, and Big Girls Don't Cry chronicles the journeys of both Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, as they ran for President and Vice President in 2008.

Moderated by Irin Carmon from, this promises to be a lively discussion about gender, politics, and the future of women candidates in 2012 and beyond.

After the discussion, Rebecca will sign copies of her book, which available for purchase at the event. And it's only steps from the subway -- hope to see you there!

Read Gail Collins' op-ed about Traister's book here:

To read the Times book review:

Added cultural note: the book is so popular it even got a reference on this week's episode of Gossip Girl:

Doors open 7pm; Book Discussion begins 7:30pm
Books available for purchase and signing on-site
FREE ADMISSION for Annual DL21C Members, and those buying books
$5/everyone else

Become an Annual DL21C Member - it's easy and gets you admission to all DL21C events for a full year. Visit for more info.

About Rebecca Traister:
Rebecca Traister is a senior writer at, where she has covered women in politics, media and entertainment since October of 2003. Prior to that, she was a reporter at the New York Observer, where she wrote about the film business. Traister has also written for Elle, the Nation, Vogue, Glamour, New York Magazine, the New York Times, Nerve, and elsewhere. Her book about women and the 2008 elections, "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women," was published in September by Free Press.

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