MPL OB/OM: Jodi Kantor & Meghan Twohey, She Said

Jodi Kantor and Meghan Twohey
She Said

Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that Helped Ignite a Movement
in conversation with Matthew Purdy
Friday, November 22, 7pm

This ticketed event will be held at our Series In-Kind Sponsor’s location, Central Presbyterian Church, 46 Park Street, Montclair. A copy of the book is included with the ticket purchase and may be signed at the end of the event. Tickets may be purchased at this link or by cash or check in the 3rd floor Library Administration Office. Please call x2275 if you have questions.  Ticket purchase link.

About the book: from Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the Pulitzer-prize winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment and abuse for the New York Times, comes the thrilling untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement. They will be interviewed by their colleague, Deputy Managing Editor of The Times, Matthew Purdy.

On October 5, 2017, the New York Times published an article by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey–and then the world changed. For months Kantor and Twohey had been having confidential discussions with top actresses, former Weinstein employees and other sources, learning of disturbing long-buried allegations, some of which had been covered up by onerous legal settlements. The journalists meticulously picked their way through a web of decades-old secret payouts and nondisclosure agreements, pressed some of the most famous women in the world–and some unknown ones–to risk going on the record, and faced down Weinstein, his team of high-priced defenders, and even his private investigators. But nothing could have prepared them for what followed the publication of their Weinstein story. Within days, a veritable Pandora’s Box of sexual harassment and abuse was opened, and women who had suffered in silence for generations began coming forward, trusting that the world would understand their stories. Over the next twelve months, hundreds of men from every walk of life and industry would be outed for mistreating their colleagues. But did too much change–or not enough? Those questions plunged the two journalists into a new phase of reporting and some of their most startling findings yet. With superlative detail, insight, and journalistic expertise, Kantor and Twohey take us for the first time into the very heart of this social shift, reliving in real-time what it took to get the story and giving an up-close portrait of the forces that hindered and spurred change. They describe the surprising journeys of those who spoke up–for the sake of other women, for future generations, and for themselves–and so changed us all.

Event date: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
OB/OM @ Central Presbyterian
46 Park St.
Montclair, NJ 07042
She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525560340
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Press - September 10th, 2019