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Welcome to the schedule for BBF 2016! Please note that with the exception of the following sessions (Life without Envy, The Art of Perspective, Writing with Risk, Sound Advice, and Lore), absolutely every session at the BBF is free, and no tickets or preregistration are required. Thanks, and enjoy your day!
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Saturday, October 15 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Memoir: Character Studies

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We think you will agree: these two memoirists are characters. Brimming with personality and hugely successful, they are not without self-awareness that is revealed, with a healthy dose of humor, in their respective memoirs. Faith Salie, journalist, actor, comedian, and Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me panelist, reveals all in Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much. Jennifer Weiner, the unapologetic bestselling writer of “chick lit” and an outspoken critic of sexism and snobbery in the publishing world, tells her story in Hungry Heart. Come engage with these two incredible and charismatic women as they open up to moderator Lisa Mullins, anchor of All Things Considered on WBUR.

Moderators
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Lisa Mullins

Lisa Mullins began her career in journalism at WBUR in 1985, as host of Morning Edition. She went on to serve for more than fifteen years as anchor of PRI’s The World, during which time she interviewed such notable figures as Kofi Annan, Colin Powell, and Hamid Karzai. In 2012, Mullins earned the prestigious Gracie Award honoring women who have made major contributions to the fields of programming and journalism. She has also been a... Read More →

Presenters
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Faith Salie

Faith Salie is an Emmy-winning television and radio host, comedian, journalist, actor, and Rhodes scholar. She is a regular contributor to CBS News Sunday Morning, a panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!, and host of PBS’s Science Goes to the Movies. A commentator on everything from politics to pop culture, she has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The O’Reilly Factor, CNN, HLN, Bravo, and VH1. In Approval Junkie... Read More →
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Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner is a #1 New York Times–bestselling author whose novels have spent over five years on the bestseller list, with over 11 million copies in print in 36 countries. Her novels include Good in Bed; In Her Shoes, now a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, and Shirley MacLaine; Little Earthquakes; Goodnight Nobody; Fly Away Home; All Fall Down; and Who Do You Love. Her writing has also been published in... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Emmanuel Sanctuary 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA