On April 26th I returned to Houston’s Brazos Bookstore to read from No Excuses. I was lucky to also have a chance to sign copies and connect with those in attendance.
The coolest thing about this event was how it brought together disparate parts of my history. Friends Clovis McArthur and Ruthie Fickman Lederman came–I hadn’t seen them since our decades ago West Texas days. Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast hosted a lovely pre-event dinner for their special supporters prior and many came to the booksigning. Most important, my son David Bosse, daughter-in-law Sally Bosse, and their two teenage boys Michael and Nick who live in the Houston suburb of Sugar Land were there to share the evening. Numerous cousins (first, second, in-law, and kissing) from both my mother’s and father’s side of the family, as well as my 91-year-old Uncle Sam Feldt and his wife Kay, came to cheer me on. Lauren Schreiber and her fiancee Michael Reeder were there. Lauren was my intern in 2005 when she was a student at NYU, and now she’s a Harvard Law graduate and works at a Baker Botts. A number of young women from area colleges made it clear that the torches of feminist future burn bright. The seats were full, the energy was high, the bookstore ran out of books. what could be better?
Photos are courtesy of blogger Mary Margaret Hanson. Check out her write up of the event at her blog Rockbridge Times.
GLORIA FELDT is the New York Times bestselling author of several books including No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, a sought-after speaker and frequent contributor to major news outlets, and the Co-Founder and President of Take The Lead. People has called her “the voice of experience,” and among the many honors she has been given, Vanity Fair called her one of America’s “Top 200 Women Legends, Leaders, and Trailblazers,” and Glamour chose her as a “Woman of the Year.”
As co-founder and president of Take The Lead, a leading women’s leadership nonprofit, her mission is to achieve gender parity by 2025 through innovative training programs, workshops, a groundbreaking 50 Women Can Change The World immersive, online courses, a free weekly newsletter, and events including a monthly Virtual Happy Hour program and a Take The Lead Day symposium that reached over 400,000 women globally in 2017.