Rebecca Mead has contributed to many newspapers and magazines, including the <em>Sunday Times of London</em>, <em>the New York Times Book Review</em>, and the <em>London Review of Books</em>. She is currently a staff writer for <em>The New Yorker</em>, where she has written about legalized prostitution, the infertility industry’s trade in human eggs, the Spring Break business, and God-based diet programs, among many other subjects. She is also the author of <em>My Life in Middlemarch</em> and<em> </em><em>One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding</em>. While<em> One Perfect Day </em>takes a sobering look at contemporary nuptials, <em>My Life in Middlemarch</em> is a genre-defying blend of memoir, literary criticism, and biography, that sees Mead revisiting the seminal book of her youth—George Eliot’s <em>Middlemarch</em>. Q&A on Friday, December 4, 11 am, Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library.
Funding provided by the Dee Hull Everist Visiting Speaker Series.