Apr

13 2021

Jewish Book Series with Bess Kalb

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Virtual

Contact Alex Heller
615-354-1623 (Phone)
615-353-2659 (Fax)
alex@nashvillejcc.org
http://www.nashvillejcc.org

Zoom Webinar Author Talk and Q&A
Tuesday, April 13 | 7pm CT | Free 

Moderated by Freya Sachs; Poet, Chair of English Department at University School of Nashville

 

Bess Kalb, Emmy-nominated TV writer and New Yorker contributor, saved every voicemail her grandmother Bobby Bell ever left her. Bobby was a force--irrepressible, glamorous, unapologetically opinionated. Bobby doted on Bess; Bess adored Bobby. Then, at ninety, Bobby died. But in this debut memoir, Bobby is speaking to Bess once more, in a voice as passionate as it ever was in life. Recounting both family lore and family secrets, Bobby brings us four generations of indomitable women and the men who loved them. There's Bobby's mother, who traveled solo from Belarus to America in the 1880s to escape the pogroms, and Bess's mother, a 1970s rebel who always fought against convention. Then there's Bess, who grew up in New York and entered the rough-and-tumble world of L.A. television. Her grandma Bobby was with her all the way--she was the light of Bess's childhood and her fiercest supporter, giving Bess unequivocal love, even if sometimes of the toughest kind.

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