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    Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents Hadassah Lieberman, "Hadassah: An American Story"

    In Conversation with Holly Firfer, CNN Correspondent

    When: Sunday, 5/2/2021 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Where: Online

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    In 1949, Hadassah Lieberman and her family immigrated from the Czech Republic to the United States. She went on to earn a BA from Boston University in government and dramatics and an MA in international relations and American government from Northeastern University. She built a career devoted largely to public health that has included positions at Lehman Brothers, Pfizer and the National Research Council. After her first marriage ended in divorce, she married Joe Lieberman, a US senator from Connecticut who was the Democratic nominee for vice president with Al Gore and would go on to run for president.

    In Hadassah, Lieberman shares the story of her extraordinary life: from her family's experience in Eastern Europe to their move to Gardner, Massachusetts; forging her career; experiencing divorce; and, following her remarriage, her life on the national political stage. By offering insight into her identity as an immigrant, an American Jew and a working mother, Lieberman's memoir speaks to many of the major issues of our time, from immigration to anti-Semitism to gender politics. With an introduction by Joe Lieberman and an afterword by Megan McCain, it's a true American story.

    Hadassah Lieberman has had a rewarding career dedicated to health care issues, assisting nonprofit organizations, improving educational standards, and promoting international understanding, with a particular focus on global women's health.

    Book purchases include a signed bookplate. A Cappella Books is the official bookseller of the National JCC Literary Consortium.

    All books include shipping to the US and Canada only. Books will be shipped after the event and can take seven to ten business days to receive due to Covid-related USPS delays.

    Presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium


    Sunday, May 2
    5:00–6:00 PM
    $36 includes one copy of the book | $6 Talk only
    Online via Zoom
    Contact: Luba Palant | [email protected]


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