Cultural historian Lori Rotskoff leads our discussion of Sally Field’s acclaimed memoir, “In Pieces.” Field wrote the memoir over seven years without the assistance of a ghost writer. Her intimate reflections on her challenging, often lonely childhood give way to an equally introspective account of her five-decade career in Hollywood, the craft that helped her find her voice as a charismatic and empathic artist, and her singular journey as a daughter, wife, and mother. Field’s account is “arresting in its dark disclosure, vitality, humor, and grace.” Come share your thoughts, opinions, and questions with other passionate readers in a relaxed, informal setting.
Lori Rotskoff teaches classes in literature, history, and the arts at the Barnard Center for Research on Women and the 92nd Street Y. She has a Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale, and co-edited ¨When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children´s Classic and the Difference it Made.¨ She lives in Larchmont with her husband and two sons.
Wednesday, June 12 at Larchmont Temple, 1 -2:30 pm