3/27/08

Author Jennifer Block visiting Henry Carter Hull Library to talk about childbirth issues

Journalist and author Jennifer Block visiting Henry Carter Hull Library to talk about childbirth issues

Contact: David Boudinot
Phone: (860) 669-2342Email: david@hchlibrary.org
URL: http://www.hchlibrary.org & http://www.jenniferblock.com

Jennifer Block will be reading from her book "Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care" at the Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton, Connecticut on Thursday April 24, 2008 at 6:00 pm. A discussion and book signing will follow.

"Pushed" is a provocative and incisive analysis of childbirth in the age of machines, malpractice, and managed care. From cesarean sections to certain birth practices being outlawed in several states, Block investigates how childbirth is managed and in some cases mismanaged in North America.

Jennifer Block is a former editor at Ms. Magazine and an editor of the revised Our Bodies, Ourselves . Her work has appeared in such publications as the Village Voice, The Nation, Mother Jones, and ELLE. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Block's book will be available for purchase at this free event. Please call the library to register.

For more information, visit www.hchlibrary.org or call the library at (860) 669-2342.