BookWoman BookGroup Discussion: She Wants it

She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy
by Jill Soloway

In this poignant memoir of personal transformation, Jill Soloway takes us on a patriarchy-toppling emotional and professional journey. When Jill’s parent came out as transgender, Jill pushed through the male-dominated landscape of Hollywood to create the groundbreaking and award-winning Amazon TV series Transparent. Exploring identity, love, sexuality, and the blurring of boundaries through the dynamics of a complicated and profoundly resonant American family, Transparent gave birth to a new cultural consciousness. While working on the show and exploding mainstream ideas about gender, Jill began to erase the lines on their own map, finding their voice as a director, show creator, and activist.

She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy moves with urgent rhythms, wild candor, and razor-edged humor to chart Jill’s evolution from straight, married mother of two to identifying as queer and nonbinary. This intense and revelatory metamorphosis challenges the status quo and reflects the shifting power dynamics that continue to shape our collective worldview. With unbridled insight that offers a rare front seat to the inner workings of the #metoo movement and its aftermath, Jill captures the zeitgeist of a generation with thoughtful and revolutionary ideas about gender, inclusion, desire, and consent.

We typically meet on the 4th Thursday of the Month, EXCEPT during the Holidays, when the schedule shifts. We are meeting on January 2nd for our December discussion, and then again on January 30th for this, our January pick.  Everyone welcome. Join us!

Event date: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751
She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101904763
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Published: Broadway Books - October 15th, 2019