Falling isn’t Failing and Humor is Healing with Gina Barreca
Dr. Dan interviews bestselling author, humorist, stepmom, and professor Dr. Gina Barreca about her new book Fast Fallen Women, part of the popular Fast Women series (Fast Funny Women, Fast Fierce Women). Dr. Dan and Gina discuss how we can all use humor to heal ourselves and conquer our fears. They also have a lively conversation about the Fast Fallen Women book which explores how women can fall and then get back up stronger than ever - a message for women of all ages. Finally, the two also tackle tough topics including the impact of Gina losing her mother at a young age, perfectionism in college, and how many college professors face pressures to parent students today.
Hailed as “smart and funny” by People magazine, Gina Barreca is a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of English Literature and Feminist Theory at the University of Connecticut. As an author, columnist, and popular expert, Gina regularly explores topics ranging from politics to humor to literature. Her columns for Psychology Today have over 7.5 million and Gina’s two TEDx talks have thousands of views. Her wit, wisdom, and wise-cracking have earned her a devoted audience and a forthcoming advice book titled Gina School.
Gina Barreca is author of ten books, including the bestselling They Used to Call Me Snow White But I Drifted, Babes in Boyland: A Personal History of Co-Education in the Ivy League, Sweet Revenge: The Wicked Delights of Getting Even, and It's Not That I'm Bitter, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visibly Panty Lines and Conquered the World. Gina has written regularly for The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, Ms, and The Chronicle of Education. Deemed a "feminist humor maven" by Ms. Magazine, Gina has appeared on CNN, TODAY, NPR, OPRAH, and GOOD MORNING AMERICA, and has lectured worldwide on humor, gender, power, and trouble-making. She grew up in Brooklyn, New York but now lives with her husband in Storrs, CT. Go figure.
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