"Empty without You: The Intimate Letters of Eleanor Roosevelt & Lorena Hickok"

  • July 24, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Who doesn't like a good love letter? This is a collection of 300 letters (just 10% of what was found from the 30-year relationship) between first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her lover Lorena Hickok, the reporter assigned to cover her.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeND1a38FcQ

We're picking this title to start because there's a local, free, one-woman show to celebrate these letters running throughout July at the Eureka Theatre. 

We'll meet at the house (address will be sent to those who RSVP 2 days before the Meetup—it's just a few blocks from the Muni station), talk for a while, then head over to see the show together (starts at 8 p.m.). Feel free to bring snacks/drinks to the house (Kasa is also right across the street).

Since this is coming up quickly, don't worry if you can't finish the entire book. Also feel free to join us just for the discussion. We're looking forward to meeting everyone and talking about what we'd like to get out of the book club!

We've restricted the size of this Meetup to what our house can accommodate, so please update your RSVP before the event so everyone who can come gets a chance.

Make sure to get tickets (free but required) in advance here: www.crackpotcrones.com

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Hey all,

As Tricia mentions above, for the first meet-up, feel free to join us even if you have not read the book, or just for the discussion portion if you don't want to join us as the show later. 

We have been getting a lot of questions about what 'sex-positive' means :)

Perhaps, we can spend some time during the discussion talking about sex-positive means to each of us ... 

See you on the 24th!

Rishi

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  • aisha

    I very much liked the meetup and the discussion at the house. I would vote for Masters of Sex.

    July 30

  • Taylor

    I've had to switch out two smartphones in the past couple of days so I'm not sure how my comments are posting. I thoroughly enjoyed our group as a whole and the opportunity to have rich dialogue about a topic so inherent to human survival and relationships. The pkay was well done and I can't wait to read our next book and come together to discuss it.

    1 · July 26

    • Rishi

      We had so much fun having you over Taylor! Hope you have voted for your favorite for our next book ...

      1 · July 26

    • Taylor

      Yes Rishi I did vote, only it resulted in a 3 way tie lol!!! Whatxare we going to do? We need a tie-breaker. Looking forward to our next meeting.

      July 29

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought the show was well-written and the performance by the lady that portrayed Hick was wonderful!

    July 25

    • Tricia

      Totally agree! I think this might be an annual performance so I might have to go back next year.

      July 26

  • Taylor

    I had a 're lovely evening with Tricia and Rishi

    1 · July 25

  • Taylor

    I had a 're lovely evening with Tricia and Rishi

    July 25

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Tricia and Rishi for inviting us to your lovely home. I appreciated the warm reception and the lively conversation.

    1 · July 25

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event!! Can't wait until next time!

    1 · July 24

  • Taylor

    Hi this Taylor and I'm leaving shortly to join you. May I use Namrata`s with hold ticket? I didn't get to go online to do it earlier. Many thanks Namtata g and whoever else can assist me this evening. Looking to meet you this evening and seeing this historic film.

    July 24

    • Rishi

      Welcome to join us Taylor. The show is a one woman play BTW and not a film :)

      July 24

    • namrata

      Yes, please feel free to pick up my ticket.

      1 · July 24

  • Irene

    Brushfire @ 280 N. GPS said ETA 6:36 to your place. Will try to make it.

    July 24

  • ultrafuchsia

    Darn. Can't make it after all. I look forward to next time.

    July 24

    • felicia J.

      Ultra, how are you doing? We talked a while a go when we were in that crazy scifi book club.

      1 · July 24

  • namrata

    Something came up and I won't be able to make it tonight :(

    I have a will-call ticket for Hick: A Love Story under Namrata Sharma in case someone else wants to use it.

    See you guys next time!

    July 24

    • Rishi

      See you for the next meeting Namrata!

      July 24

  • Tracy

    Yay! Thanks so much. See you tonight!

    July 24

  • Kristen

    Sorry I won't be able to make it this time - work schedule changed. I look forward to future events though! :)

    July 24

  • Tracy

    Tickets are sold out for the rest of the run… does anyone have an extra?

    July 23

    • Tricia

      Hi Tracy. I have 1 extra ticket!

      July 23

  • Tricia

    Don't forget to bring book suggestions or check out suggested titles on the About page of this group so we can talk about ideas and vote on what to read next!

    July 23

  • felicia J.

    okay, good to know. I was going to have to cancel. I have work late tomorrow. Damn, I really wanted to go. I will be back.

    July 23

    • Tricia

      Definitely come next time, Felicia!

      July 23

  • felicia J.

    Okay, go

    July 23

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rishi and Trisha, have you sent out the address for the meeting yet to those who've RSVP'd? I don't think I've received it. Thanks!

    July 23

    • Rishi

      Just emailed our address to all RSVP'ed members. It should be in your inbox soon

      1 · July 23

  • felicia J.

    Okay, so can I buy my ticket at the box office or should I do it before that. If I have to buy a ticket, is there a link can I have it??

    July 22

    • Rishi

      Hi Felicia, you can get the tickets free online at www.crackpotcrones.com

      July 22

    • Tricia

      And yes, please get them ahead of time to make sure you get a seat. See you again soon!

      July 22

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss this, but my startup take precedence.

    July 21

  • Todd T.

    Would love to come but will be away from SF. :-(

    July 10

  • ultrafuchsia

    Already saw the show. Can I just join for the discussion?

    July 7

    • Tricia

      Sure! Hope it's good :)

      July 10

  • Lm

    If I can obtain and read the book in time I'll gladly come.

    1 · July 9

  • ultrafuchsia

    BTW, if ordering from SFPL, use LINK+ to get a copy faster

    July 7

  • A former member
    A former member

    Already reserved my seat for the play.

    July 7

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