October 7, 2015

Roberta Kaplan spoke about her book, Then Comes Marriage, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.

Together for more than four decades, Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer were married in Canada in 2007, a union not recognized by the U.S. when Spyer died in 2009. Kaplan, a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, saw Windsor’s case as the perfect vehicle for defeating the Defense of Marriage Act. Her book, written with Lisa Dickey, a Washington journalist who also collaborated with Susan McDougal and Pat Harris on The Woman Who Wouldn’t Talk, recreates Kaplan’s preparation for bringing the case before the Supreme Court, relives the oral arguments, and also fleshes out the lives of those intimately involved in the issues. Kaplan is in conversation with Chris Geidner

Then Comes Marriage: How Two Women Fought for and Won Equal Dignity for All By Roberta Kaplan, Edie Windsor (Foreword by), Lisa Dickey (With) Cover Image
By Roberta Kaplan, Edie Windsor (Foreword by), Lisa Dickey (With)
ISBN: 9780393353365
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 25th, 2016

FRANK by Barney Frank

March 18, 2015

Barney Frank spoke about his book, Frank, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

Barney Frank, now an MSNBC commentator, represented the fourth district of Massachusetts for nearly five decades and chaired the House Financial Services Committee. In his spirited and direct memoir, Frank, he details the realities behind such landmark legislation as the Dodd-Frank Act, recounts the challenges of his career-long advocacy for personal freedom and economic fairness, and chronicles how the personal turned political when he became the first openly gay member of Congress.

Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage By Barney Frank Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250083265
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Published: Picador - March 1st, 2016

SEX AFTER... by Iris Krasnow

March 30, 2014

Iris Krasnow spoke about her book, Sex After . . .: Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes , at Politics & Prose on Sunday, March 30, 2014.

Krasnow's new book features interviews with women ages 20 through 90 on how they handle various transformative life experiences and the effect these events have had on their intimate relationships. The result is a collection of frank, insightful, and often inspiring stories of how women have made the necessary adjustments in their erotic lives after illness, loss of a long-term partner, or simply aging.

Sex After . . .: Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes By Iris Krasnow Cover Image
ISBN: 9781592409181
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Published: Avery - January 27th, 2015