Eleanor Roosevelt published her first book, It’s Up to the Women, in 1933, the year she became First Lady. Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome three special guests to mark the publication of a new edition of a book that is more timely than ever.

Jill Lepore, the Kemper Professor of American History at Harvard and a staff writer at the New Yorker, has written an introduction to the new edition. She will be in conversation with historian Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana and A World On Fire, and Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher of The Nation, about the continuing relevance of Eleanor Roosevelt’s book of advice to women of all ages on every aspect of life.

“Women, whether subtly or vociferously, have always been a tremendous power in the destiny of the world,” Eleanor Roosevelt wrote at the height of the Great Depression. Whether it’s her recommendation that working women take time for themselves in order to fully enjoy time spent with their families, recipes for cheap but wholesome home-cooked meals, or America’s obligation to women as they take a leading role in the new social order, many of the opinions expressed here are as fresh as if they were written today.

Eleanor Roosevelt’s It’s Up to the Women – A Conversation with Jill Lepore, Katrina vanden Heuvel, and Amanda Foreman | Posted on May 16th, 2017 | Book Discussions, Public Programs