November Book Club
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
The Yoga Barre – 6640 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg, MB
5:15: Yoga Foundations Class $10 Drop In (Optional)
6:15: BOOK CLUB!!
BYOBooks. Cookies and tea will be provided, and baked goods and snacks are always welcomed.
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This month, our book club members got to choose what we are reading and we are so excited to dive into She Said as a group!
Book Club Discussion Book
She Said – Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey
Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement
Winners of the Pulitzer Prize
The instant New York Times bestseller.
“An instant classic of investigative journalism…‘All the President’s Men’ for the Me Too era.” — Carlos Lozada, The Washington Post
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein”s sexual harassment and abuse for the New York Times, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the thrilling untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement
For many years, reporters had tried to get to the truth about Harvey Weinstein’s treatment of women. Rumors of wrongdoing had long circulated. But in 2017, when Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey began their investigation into the prominent Hollywood producer for the New York Times, his name was still synonymous with power. During months of confidential interviews with top actresses, former Weinstein employees, and other sources, many disturbing and long-buried allegations were unearthed, and a web of onerous secret payouts and nondisclosure agreements was revealed. These shadowy settlements had long been used to hide sexual harassment and abuse, but with a breakthrough reporting technique Kantor and Twohey helped to expose it. But Weinstein had evaded scrutiny in the past, and he was not going down without a fight; he employed a team of high-profile lawyers, private investigators, and other allies to thwart the investigation. When Kantor and Twohey were finally able to convince some sources to go on the record, a dramatic final showdown between Weinstein and the New York Times was set in motion.
Nothing could have prepared Kantor and Twohey for what followed the publication of their initial Weinstein story on October 5, 2017. Within days, a veritable Pandora’s box of sexual harassment and abuse was opened. Women all over the world came forward with their own traumatic stories. Over the next twelve months, hundreds of men from every walk of life and industry were outed following allegations of wrongdoing. But did too much change—or not enough? Those questions hung in the air months later as Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court, and Christine Blasey Ford came forward to testify that he had assaulted her decades earlier. Kantor and Twohey, who had unique access to Ford and her team, bring to light the odyssey that led her to come forward, the overwhelming forces that came to bear on her, and what happened after she shared her allegation with the world.
In the tradition of great investigative journalism, She Said tells a thrilling story about the power of truth, with shocking new information from hidden sources. Kantor and Twohey describe not only the consequences of their reporting for the #MeToo movement, but the inspiring and affecting journeys of the women who spoke up—for the sake of other women, for future generations, and for themselves.
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Will this be your first book club meet up? Here’s what to expect;
Human Kind Book Club is made up of a collection of strangers, coworkers, and friends of friends who are very quickly becoming a tight knit little community. If you are worried that you won’t fit in or have enough insightful things to say, don’t worry! There are no experts and we’re just sharing our own personal opinions. There are no right and wrong answers, and we don’t expect everyone to love every book.
We meet (typically) on the last or the first Tuesday of the month at the lovely Yoga Barre Studio. Heather, the owner, has graciously allowed us to use her beautiful space and to be part of her wellness community.
Prior to book club, there is a relaxing Yoga Foundations class that is available for only $10! Many book club members love to first attend the yoga class before we start book club in the next room.
Tea and cookies are provided – all you need to bring is your book (if you have it) and your thoughts and opinions!
We can’t wait to see you there!