2019 EVY LIPP PEOPLE OF THE BOOK OFFERS DOUBLE WHAMMY
By Carole J Greene
Take a moment right now to mark your calendar for Tuesday, February 5, 2019. That’s the evening you’ll want to be at Temple Shalom by 7:30 p.m. to be wowed by the program featuring not one but TWO dynamic authors. Loretta (better known as Letty) Pogrebin and her daughter Abigail Pogrebin have said yes to the opportunity to appear here. February in Naples is a great place to be, and they know it!
Jewish Book Festival goers will remember Abby from her visit here last April, when she told us about her journey through Judaism as she wrote My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew. Before her presentation, I had not read the book. After her mesmerizing talk, I couldn’t wait to dive into it. I’d rank both her writing style and her heartfelt speech a Double E: exquisite and engaging.
Abby is the author of other books as well, including Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish, and One and the Same: My Life as an Identical Twin and What I’ve Learned About Everyone’s Struggle to Be Singular. She was a producer for the long-running TV show 60 Minutes and has written for prominent publications including Newsweek, New York magazine, The Daily Beast, and Forward.
Her mother is a rock star of a different sort. As one of the leaders of the feminist movement of the 1970s, Letty Cottin Pogrebin gave powerful voice to the gender that constitutes the majority in this country. Along with Gloria Steinem, she cofounded Ms. magazine. With Marlo Thomas, she co-created the children’s entertainment project Free to be You and Me. In addition, Letty found time to write more than a dozen books, ensuring she will have much to tell us at the next annual Evy Lipp People of the Book event.
Tickets to this always sold-out program are available to members of the Federation of Greater Naples and cost $18 each.
To purchase, call the Federation office, 239-263-4205.
In the past, our speakers have included: Ron Suskind, Scott Turow, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, Bernd Wollschlaeger, MD, Bruce Feiler, Dr. Daniel Gordis, Ted Koppel, Rabbi Harold Kushner (twice), Bob Simon, Alan Dershowitz, Jeffrey Toobin, Dennis Prager, and Anita Diamant.