Amy Kaufman: Bachelor Nation (w/ Here to Make Friends)
Wednesday March 7: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Buy a copy of Bachelor Nation or a $15 gift card in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the stairs and elevator next door at 826 Broadway.
The Bachelor's long run on US television stands as a testament to it's own addictive nature. But why do we crave the drama and the intrtigue? And have you ever wondered what goes on behind the velvety curtain of the show's pristine appearance?
Enter Amy Kaufman: author of Bachelor Nation, the first behind-the-scenes examination of the hit television show. Amy has a long history with the franchise, even landing in a bit of hot water when her journalistic coverage of some Bachelor events got too real. Now, the L.A. Times journalist is presenting us with the inside scoop, having myriad interviews with contestants, producers and fans under her belt. Kaufman lifts the veil on what the mansion "bubble" culture is like and even has stories of producer manipulation to divulge in her new book. She even goes beyond the scope of the show itself, examining it's effect on our society's view of marriage, love and feminism.
Join us in the Rare Book Room as Amy Kaufman discusses her tell-all book on The Bachelor with Claire Fallon and Emma Gray, hosts of the Huffington Post's Here to Make Friends podcast!
Amy Kaufman is a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, where she has covered film, celebrity, and pop culture since 2009. On the beat, she reports from industry events like the Academy Awards, the Sundance Film Festival and the Grammys. In addition to profiling hundreds of stars--Lady Gaga, Julia Roberts, Stevie Nicks, Jane Goodall--she has broken major investigative stories on sexual harassment in Hollywood. Amy currently lives in Los Angeles with her Australian Shepherd, Riggins, and dreams of living in a Laurel Canyon tree house.
Claire Fallon is a culture writer at HuffPost, where she focuses on literary fiction and trends, language, and pop culture. She is also co-host of HuffPost's Bachelor recap podcast "Here To Make Friends." She studied English literature at Princeton University, and she now lives in Brooklyn with her cat, husband, and six bookcases.
Emma Gray is a senior reporter focused on women's issues at HuffPost, and the author of A Girl's Guide To Joining The Resistance. She is also the co-host of the Bachelor-themed podcast, "Here To Make Friends," which was named a "must-listen" by the Daily Dot, and has appeared as an expert on the Today Show, Good Morning America, The Insider and Entertainment Tonight. Emma is an alum of McGill University in Montreal, which is probably why she has such a soft spot for poutine and St. Viateur bagels.