What about this Weekend

Reading Materials:

Are you looking for a fun and light book? Read the new novel "Beachcombers" by Nancy Thayer, which chronicles the story a single father and his three daughters, who are now adults dealing with separate life troubles (more info at Elevate Difference).

The memoir “Just Kids” by Patty Smith tells her story living with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe and their life in bohemian New York of the 1960s and ’70s. Patty Smith won the National Book Award for nonfiction on Wednesday (more info at New York Times).

Portia de Rossi (known for her various acting roles and for being Ellen Degeneres' wife) has released a new memoir about her struggle with bulimia and anorexia: "Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain" (via Amazon).

Events:

This Saturday at Writer’s Center in D.C., Kristin A. Holmstedt reads and discusses her book "The Girls Come Marching Home: Stories of Women Warriors Returning from the War in Iraq" as part of the Open Door Reading Series (more info at Washington Post).

On November 29th do not miss the Women’s International Film and Television Showcase in Los Angeles. Enjoy a great event with innovative, creative and inspiring women from around the world (more info here).

Different events are happening at the Center for Women's Global Leadership, the sixteen days between International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (Nov. 25) and International Human Rights Day (Dec. 10). The theme for this year’s events is the intersection of militarism and violence against women (more info here).