Our next meeting will be on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 10 am at the home of Arlean Fermanis. We will be reading The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict. It is available at Amazon and and other online book sellers as well as at Orleans and Jefferson Parish libraries. If you would like to join the meeting, please send an email to Arlean at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know. We are asking that attendees be vaccinated for COVID 19.
All are welcome!
From the Amazon website:
Bestselling author Marie Benedict reveals the story of a brilliant woman scientist only remembered for her beauty.
Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich’s plans while at her husband’s side and understood more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star.
But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis and revolutionize modern communication…if anyone would listen to her.
A powerful book based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece that celebrates the many women in science that history has overlooked.