Author Talks

Mother Can You Not?Kate Siegel & Kim Friedman | Mother, Can You Not?*

Thursday, March 23 | 7:30 PM
Alternate Location: Merfish Teen Center Ballroom | 9000 S. Rice Avenue

Based on her wildly popular Instagram account @CrazyJewishMom, Kate Siegel’s essay collection Mother, Can You Not? illustrates life with the woman who redefined the term “helicopter mom” and pays tribute to the woman who invented the concept of drone parenting.

The @CrazyJewishMom herself, Kim Friedman, will join her daughter in conversation about their relationship and the book, which lovingly lampoons the lengths to which our mothers will go to better our lives. 

Friedman is an Emmy-nominated director of primetime television and an Obie-nominated and Los Angeles Drama Critic Award-winning theater director.

Wine reception and book signing follows program. Complimentary valet parking available.

Community Partner
Congregation Brith Shalom Sisterhood

Host Committee
Sharon Kagan, Hilary Kamin, Arlene Lassin, Stacy Samet, Sharon Shapiro, Yael Trusch

*This program is included in the series pass.

$25 | includes book
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Girl Walks Out of a BarGirl Walks Out of a Bar*

Sunday, March 26 | 7:00 PM
Presented in partnership with The Women Philanthropy and Young Adult Divisions of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston
At the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC, Kaplan Theatre

Instead of a cup of coffee, Lisa F. Smith began her day with a bottle of wine and three lines of cocaine. Only then could she head off to work at the high-pressure, international firm where she practiced corporate law. How had it come to this?

Smith was born into a middle-class Jewish family, was an excellent student in college and was recruited right out of school. Yet by the time she was 25 she was drinking every day. Girl Walks Out of a Bar is a witty, honest account of a smart woman who hid her alcohol and cocaine addiction from her co-workers and friends.

Lisa will share her incredible journey through alcoholism and drug addiction. Sober for more than ten years, she is passionate about breaking the stigma of drug and alcohol addiction.

*This program is included in the series pass.

$10 | Event only
$15 | Includes book
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Jewish Federation of Greater Houston   Jewish Book Council