Anne Helen Petersen: Reading

Anne Helen Petersen is a glorious journalist who earned her PhD from the University of Texas (her dissertation discussed the gossip industry and its place in mainstream culture), and is the Senior Culture Writer at Buzzfeed. Petersen's work has been featured in numerous publications, including Bitch Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and NPR. Her recent publication of Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud (ISBN 978-0-3995-7685-0: Hardcover $25.00; 288 pages; Penguin Random House) delivers commentary on women who refuse to limit themselves to "acceptable" social boundaries.

Praise for Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud:

"Petersen writes with equal amounts of rigor and empathy...her point feels like a warning bell: Our cultural lens on celebrity women reflects back on women en masse. We don't have to love their unruliness, but we need to change the attitudes that so narrowly define them." ~Andi Zeisler, Bitch

"Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud could not be coming out at a more perfect time...It's equal parts rallying cry and heady examination; and it's my new best friend, who empowers me to kick butt in life." ~Phobe Robinson, New York TImes bestselling author of You Can't Touch My Hair

"Through incisive analysis of the ways in which contemporary society polices femininity, Petersen reveals the fraught relationship between women and celebrity. A sharp, compelling collection of social and cultural criticism." ~Kirkus Review

Please join us in welcoming Anne Helen Petersen to Auntie's Bookstore for a reading of her new title, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud!

*This is an uncensored free speech event.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Auntie's Bookstore
402 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780399576850
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Plume Books - June 20th, 2017

"Petersen's gloriously bumptious, brash ode to nonconforming women suits the needs of this dark moment. Her careful examination of how we eviscerate the women who confound or threaten is crucial reading if we are ever to be better."--Rebecca Traister, New York Times bestselling author of All the Single Ladies


Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Sex, Deviance, and Drama from the Golden Age of American Cinema Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780142180679
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Plume Books - September 30th, 2014

Gossip meets history--a compulsively readable collection of Hollywood's most notorious clashes and controversies in the spirit of Hollywood Babylon