Fast Fallen Women Author Event with Lynn Peril and Gina Barreca

Fast Fallen Women Author Event with Lynn Peril and Gina Barreca

Please join us on Saturday, November 4th at 4pm for a very special author event: Fast Fallen Women: Author Lynn Peril and Gina Barreca

This event is *especially special* to us here at Alibi — Lynn Peril is one of our favorite authors, and we are so thrilled to have the chance to host her in celebration of the release of “Fast Fallen Women,” an exciting new collection of feminist flash nonfiction. She will be in conversation with the editor and fellow author, Gina Barreca, who will be appearing via Zoom. I can’t wait to hear what these brilliant women have to say!

About the book: “Fast Fallen Women” introduces 75 new essays about the dangerous and enthralling ways women fall–and how we get back on our feet, more deft, more decisive, and daring than ever. Holding a compact mirror up to life with the same curiosity that enveloped Eve when she once held the apple, editor Gina Barreca’s latest inclusive collection of short, sharp, feminist pieces illuminate women’s courage, curiosity, and wit. With new and original works by: Lynn Peril – Amy Tan – Jane Smiley – Caroline Leavitt – Bobbie Ann Mason – Honor Moore – Darien Hsu Gee – Ilene Beckerman –alongside other ground-breaking journalists, novelists, and writers, you will find within these pages a long overdue celebration the fallen woman. Fast Fallen Women gives whispered conversation a full voice.”

Meet the authors:

Lynn Peril is the author of three nonfiction books, Pink Think: Becoming a Woman in Many Uneasy Lessons, College Girls: Bluestockings, Sex Kittens, and Coeds, Then and Now (a New York Times Editor’s Choice), and Swimming in the Steno Pool: A Retro Guide to Making It in the Office, a history of the secretarial profession. She penned the long-running “Museum of Femoribilia” column for BUST magazine. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Guardian,, and on NPR’s All Things Considered, among other places. She is a regular contributor to

Gina Barreca has appeared, often as a repeat guest, on 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, the BBC, NPR and, yes, on Oprah to discuss gender, power, politics, and humor. Her earlier books include the bestselling They Used to Call Me Snow White But I Drifted: Women’s Strategic Use of Humor, It’s Not That I’m Bitter, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World, and Babes in Boyland: A Personal History of Coeducation in the Ivy League. Her latest books are part of a series she’s editing on FAST WOMEN for Woodhall Press; these including FAST FUNNY WOMEN: 75 Essays of Flash Nonfiction (2021), FAST FIERCE WOMEN (2022), and FAST FALLEN WOMEN (forthcoming in 2023). Of the other seven books she’s written or co-written, several have been translated into to other languages–including Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese and German. Called “smart and funny” by People magazine and “Very, very funny. For a woman,” by Dave Barry, Gina was deemed a “feminist humor maven” by Ms. Magazine. Novelist Wally Lamb said “Barreca’s prose, in equal measures, is hilarious and humane.”Gina’s work has appeared in most major publications, including The New York Times, The Independent of London, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Cosmopolitan, and The Harvard Business Review; her blog for Psychology Today has well over 7.5 million views. Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, Gina’s also the winner of UConn’s highest award for excellence in teaching.

Please RSVP and join us for a fun and illuminating afternoon!


Date(s) - Sat, Nov 4, 2023
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm


Alibi Bookshop
624 Marin St., Vallejo


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