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What I Forgot…And Why I Remembered: A Reading with Jennifer Browdy
April 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
This lyrical, hard-hitting memoir sets one American woman’s journey against the larger landscape of political upheaval, global climate change and the recovery of our primary connection to the Earth. In telling the story of a generation who “forgot” how important the health of our planet is to our personal health and sense of well-being, Jennifer Browdy details her own years of being entranced, both personally and professionally, in patterns of denial and avoidance. Honestly interrogating the challenge of getting privileged Americans to wake up and confront the urgent and uncomfortable realities of our time, she calls on readers to begin the process of transformation at the intersection of the personal, political and planetary.
What I Forgot…And Why I Remembered is a must-read for social and environmental justice advocates and anyone who is interested in undertaking the inner work necessary for effective activism.
Hosted by The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic Street, Lenox. Book-signing to follow the reading, with cash bar at the Get Lit Cafe.
Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D., is a pioneer in the field of purposeful memoir and a leading voice for global social and environmental justice. A professor of comparative literature at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, she teaches and lectures widely on the necessity of aligning the personal and political in the journey to planetary stability.
Praise for What I Forgot…
“Jennifer Browdy has chosen to write what she calls a “purposeful memoir….”Her choice can inspire us all to see how our lives have been hijacked or distracted from what we most deeply desire, and how we can reclaim our lives for the sake of life on Earth.” —Joanna Macy, author of Coming Back to Life and Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re In Without Going Crazy
“She documents the process of waking up to the world around us and she demonstrates how vibrant and rewarding an engaged life can be.” — Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia and The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture