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2014 Bombeck Workshop faculty: Gina Barreca


Gina Barreca, author of It’s Not That I’m Bitter: How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World (St. Martin’s), has appeared on 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, the BBC, NPR, Oprah and Dr. Phil to discuss gender, power, politics and humor. Her earlier books include the bestselling They Used to Call Me Snow White But I Drifted: Women’s Strategic Use of Humor and Babes in Boyland: A Personal History of Coeducation in the Ivy League. Several of her books have been translated into Chinese, Spanish, Japanese and German. She was recently inducted into the Friars Club, whose membership is comprised mostly of comedians and other celebrities. Ms. Barreca’s columns from The Hartford Courant are distributed worldwide by the McClatchy-Tribune Syndicate. She also writes regularly for Psychology Today, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Huffington Post; and has been published in The New York Times, The Independent, Cosmopolitan and The Harvard Business Review. When she’s not teaching English and feminist theory at the University of Connecticut or speaking to various groups such as the Women In Federal Law Enforcement and The Smithsonian, she can be found in the Library of Congress or in the make-up aisle of Walgreens.


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