IDOL TALK with contributors KATIE HAFNER and LESLIE LAWRENCE featured in this fun and provocative anthology of women writers on the teenage infatuations that changed their lives. The authors share “true confessions” of their own celebrity obsessions. Included are deeply personal musings about such stars as Elvis, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson and Davy Jones as well as some nontraditional idols including Bobby Orr, Baryshnikov and Raymond Burr and more. IDOL TALK will bring back memories, stir up new thoughts and trigger frank talk about many a woman’s “first love,” her teen idol. Please join us for a lively discussion with the two contributors!
Katie Hafner is a journalist who writes mainly about healthcare for The New York Times. She was a contributing editor for Newsweek, and has written for Esquire, Wired, The New Republic and The New York Times Magazine. Her sixth book of non-fiction, Mother Daughter Me, a memoir published in 2013 by Random House, was named one of “Ten Titles to Pick Up Now” in O Magazine and made Parade Magazine's Summer Reading List.
Leslie Lawrence, a recipient of fellowships from the Massachusetts Artists Foundation and the NEA, has published widely in journals such as Prairie Schooner, Witness, Solstice, Redbook, and The Boston Globe Magazine. Her memoir, The Death of Fred Astaire—and Other Essays from a Life Outside the Lines, was a finalist in the Foreward Indie Book Awards. Lawrence teaches writing and dances often in Cambridge, MA. Learn more at http://leslielawrencewriter.com
Both contributors spend the summers here in New Hampshire!