Friars Leaders: Anita Diamant

Anita Diamant

Presented by the Friars Leaders Program.

Starts:  11/14/2016  5:00 PM
Ends: 11/14/2016
Location: Linda K. Paresky Center

We are proud to welcome Anita Diamant to Simmons for our 2016/17 Friars Leaders Program speaker series.

Anita Diamant is the bestselling author of the novels The Boston Girl, The Red Tent, Good Harbor, The Last Days of Dogtown, and Day After Night, and the collection of essays, Pitching My Tent. An award-winning journalist whose work appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine and Parenting, she is the author of six nonfiction guides to contemporary Jewish life. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in comparative literature and earned a Master’s in American literature from Binghamton University in upstate New York.

Her new work of fiction is The Boston Girl. Addie Baum is that Boston girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Addie’s intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can’t imagine—a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women; a world where women finish high school, go to college, have a career, and find true love. The Boston Girl begins when Addie’s twenty-two year old granddaughter asks, “How did you get to be the woman you are today?”

Please Note:

This event is open to the Simmons College community. If you're not a Simmons student, alumna/us, faculty or staff member and would like to attend, please contact us to see if space is available.