The Birth of the Pill topic of Rice U lecture Nov 9

first_imgShareMEDIA ADVISORYDavid [email protected] [email protected]‘The Birth of the Pill’ topic of Rice U. lecture Nov. 9HOUSTON – (Nov. 3, 2015) – Author Jonathan Eig will discuss his 2014 book, “The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launch a Revolution,” at Rice University Nov. 9. Presented by Rice’s Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality in collaboration with the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center’s Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book and Arts Fair, the talk is free and open to the public, but registration is required.Who: Jonathan Eig, former Wall Street Journal reporter and best-selling author of “The Birth of the Pill,” “Luckiest Man,” “Opening Day” and “Get Capone.”What: A book lecture and discussion on “The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launch a Revolution.”When: 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9. Doors open at 5:30. A book signing will follow the discussion.              Where: Rice University, Herring Hall, Room 100, 6100 Main. St.A lively story of the genesis of “the pill,” Eig’s narrative revolves around four characters: fiery feminist Margaret Sanger, the beautiful and wealthy Katharine McCormick, the visionary scientist Gregory Pincus and the telegenic Catholic doctor John Rock, according to the book’s publisher. Kirkus Reviews called the book a “well-paced, page-turning popular history featuring a lively, character-driven blend of scientific discovery and gender politics.”The event is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating, RSVPs are required.  RSVP at http://signup.rice.edu/thepill.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at [email protected] or 713-348-6775.For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps.-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials:Eig bio: http://books.wwnorton.com/books/Author.aspx?id=4294981564. AddThislast_img read more