This Is the Author Amber Tamblyn, Laurie Halse Anderson, and Joan Chittister
S4 E12: Amber Tamblyn, Laurie Halse Anderson, and Joan Chittister

In this episode, meet Amber Tamblyn, author of Era of Ignition; Laurie Halse Anderson, author of SHOUT; and Joan Chittister, author of The Time is Now. Each of these women are contributing to and growing the conversations surrounding sexual assault, the power of the #metoo movement, and the importance of standing up for what we believe in. Plus, find out which of these impassioned activists wants the mighty Ruth Bader Ginsberg to narrate her audiobook.

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Actor, filmmaker, and activist Amber Tamblyn addresses gender inequality and the judgment paradigm, misogyny and discrimination, trauma and the veiled complexities of consent, white feminism and pay parity, reproductive rights and sexual assault–all told through the very personal lens of her own experiences, as well as those of her Sisters in Solidarity.

Era of Ignition is beautifully written, unflinchingly honest, and laugh-out-loud funny. This is a coming-of-age story that chronicles not only Amber’s life and career, but this once-in-a-generation moment when women across America are discovering power and strength we never knew we had.”
—Cecile Richards, New York Times bestselling author of Make Trouble

Searing and soul-searching, this important free verse memoir is a denouncement of our society’s failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #MeToo and #TimesUp, whether aloud, online, or only in their own hearts.

“A captivating, powerful read about clawing your way out of trauma, reclaiming your body,and undoing lifetimes of lessons in order to use your voice as the weapon it is. Fervent and deafening.” —Booklist, starred review

Beloved nun and social activist Joan Chittister, who appeared on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, offers a soul-stirring and inspiring guide that speaks to all who feel disillusioned and dissatisfied with the power-hungry institutions and systems of this world.

“As always, Joan has put her finger and her pen to the right and needed words.” —Richard Rohr, O.F.M., founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation and author of Falling Upward

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