Sarah Hepola and Peggy Orenstein come together to celebrate the release of their books and discuss the themes that overlap between them.
Sarah Hepola will present the paperback release of Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget, a stunning memoir about going from evenings at cocktail parties and dark bars to waking up with a blank space where the rest of the night should be. It’s the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure and into a sober life she never really wanted.
Peggy Orenstein will talk about her newly released and already widely acclaimed book Girls & Sex. Drawing on in-depth interviews with over seventy young women and a wide range of psychologists, academics, and experts, renowned journalist Peggy Orenstein goes where most others fear to tread, pulling back the curtain on the hidden truths, hard lessons, and important possibilities of girls’ sex lives in the modern world.
Sarah Hepola is the personal essays editor at Salon.com. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, New Republic, Glamour, Slate, Guardian, and Morning News. She has worked as a music critic, travel writer, film reviewer, sex blogger, beauty columnist, and a high school English teacher. She lives in Dallas.
Peggy Orenstein is the New York Times bestselling author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter, Waiting for Daisy, Flux, and Schoolgirls. A contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, she has been published in USA Today, Parenting, Salon, The New Yorker, and other publications, and contributed commentary to NPR’s All Things Considered. She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband and daughter.
RSVP appreciated but not required. If you cannot attend the event but would like to request signed copies of either Blackout or Girls & Sex, order below and put your request in the notes field.