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  • The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys' Club | Eileen Pollack

    The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys' Club

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Eileen Pollack
    • Narrated By Gayle Hendrix
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    In 2005, when Lawrence Summers, then president of Harvard, asked why so few women, even today, achieve tenured positions in the hard sciences, Eileen Pollack set out to find the answer. A successful fiction writer, Pollack had grown up in the 1960s and '70s dreaming of a career as a theoretical astrophysicist. Denied the chance to take advanced courses in science and math, she nonetheless made her way to Yale.

  • All of Us, We All Are Arameans | Eileen Pollack

    All of Us, We All Are Arameans

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By Eileen Pollack
    • Narrated By Julie McKay
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    Stuck with a plane ticket to Israel bought for her by a Polish Catholic ex-boyfriend, Eileen Pollack sets out on a hectic, solitary journey around the country, cataloging the region’s rich history, natural beauty, and troubled politics, while examining her own complicated relationship to her Jewish faith and heritage. In this darkly comic, incisive, and nuanced essay, Pollack upends the listener’s expectations as well as her own. A travel essay filled with bewilderment, outrage, humor, and faith, “All of Us, We All Are Arameans” takes us on a trip around Israel and the West Bank that few American tourists would have the chutzpah to attempt.

    zeke says: "Terrific memoir"
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