Remember Sex and the City? The iconic book that inspired a hit TV show, several movies, and emboldened and entertained a generation of women? The author, Candace Bushnell, is back two decades later with a new book, Is There Still Sex in the City? This time for women 50+.
Put on a great pair of shoes (don’t worry, we’ll be sitting during the event) and join Women Lit at The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 1, to hear the trailblazing creator of Sex and the City talk with Lauren Schiller of the Inflection Point podcast about the new book.
Sex and the City broke down major barriers in cultural representations of single women and reshaped the landscape of pop culture. Bushnell now guides us through a new and entangled dating scene. Is There Still Sex in the City? follows a whole new cohort of female friends, Sassy, Kitty, Queenie, Tilda Tia, Marilyn, and Candace, as they face the modern-day sex arena as middle aged women, including younger partners, dating apps, divorce, children, and the pressure to maintain a youthful appearance. Equal parts hilarious and heart-wrenching, and filled with Bushnell’s signature short, sharp social commentary, Is There Still Sex in the City? not only provides a colorful look into love after 50, but also asks audiences to take a more nuanced look into the lives of women.
“These are essays about the courage to face what is most brutal and monstrous, by finding what is most beautiful and merciful.” —Rebecca Solnit, author of Call Them by Their True Names
Terry Tempest Williams, a woman whose writings are as lyrical and formidable as her name, has been heralded as an “activist laureate.” She’s best known for her classic Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, an astonishing meditation on grief and the landscape of the West, and she’ll be joining Women Lit in Berkeley on October 17 to discuss her newest book of essays, Erosion.
Terry Tempest Williams is a naturalist, an activist, and an introspective presence whose every word is authentic. Her new book explores the concept of erosion and its opposite, becoming, in the context of land, the self, belief, and fear. She looks at the current state of American politics, implications of choices to gut wilderness and sacred lands, endangered species, drought, extraction, and contamination — along with transcendent moments of relief and refuge, solace and spirituality.
About Terry Tempest Williams
Terry Tempest Williams is the award-winning author of The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks; Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place; Finding Beauty in a Broken World; and When Women Were Birds, among other books. Her work is widely taught and anthologized around the world. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is currently the Writer-in-Residence at the Harvard Divinity School and divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts and Castle Valley, Utah.