Roe v. Wade: A Cape Cod Conversation
Twenty Summers [Provincetown]
As the Supreme Court ponders whether to overturn Roe v. Wade at the end of its current term, come hear journalist Joshua Prager discuss his recent book The Family Roe with journalist Jessica Bruder. The book explores the unknown lives at the heart of Roe, and what they tell us about the current state of abortion in America. The New York Times called it “an honest glimpse into the American soul.”
For more than twenty years, Joshua Prager, a former senior writer for The Wall Street Journal, has written about historical secrets—revealing all from the hidden scheme that led to baseball’s most famous moment (Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard Round the World”) to the only-ever anonymous recipient of a Pulitzer Prize (a photographer he tracked down in Iran). He is also the author of The Echoing Green (a Washington Post Best Book of the Year) and 100 Years, a collaboration with Milton Glaser, the graphic designer who created the I ❤️ NY logo. Joshua has written for the Atlantic, Vanity Fair, the New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He was a Nieman fellow at Harvard and a Fulbright Distinguished Chair at Hebrew University, and has spoken at venues including TED and Google. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two daughters.
Hailed by The New Yorker as “an acute and compassionate observer,” Jessica Bruder is a journalist who writes about social issues and subcultures. She is the New York Times best-selling author of three books, including Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, which was translated into two-dozen languages and adapted into an Oscar-winning film. Her other books are Snowden’s Box: Trust in The Age of Surveillance, co-authored with Dale Maharidge, and Burning Book. She has written cover stories for magazines including Harper’s, WIRED, Audubon and, most recently, The Atlantic (“The Abortion Underground,” May 2022). She teaches narrative nonfiction at Columbia Journalism School and lives in Brooklyn, New York with her partner, a spaniel named Max and more plants than you can shake a leafy stick at.
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