“Barreca is a sharp analyst of women’s humor…observant, witty, acerbic, and knowledgeable.”
Los Angeles Times
“An impassioned, wily, and often hilarious argument for women to unleash their sense of humor on the world.”
The Chicago Tribune
“Barreca’s humor shines through.”
“Wise, liberating and merry!”
Dr. Gina Barreca, author of the brand-new If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse? Questions and Thoughts for Loud, Smart Women in Turbulent Times has appeared on 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, the BBC, Dr. Phil, NPR and Oprah 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 in addition to the six other books she's written and the sixteen she's edited.
Her books have been translated into Chinese, German, Japanese, Spanish and other languages and her weekly column for The Hartford Courant and the Tribune Co. is distributed worldwide. She’s written for most major publications including The New York Times, The Guardian of London, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Harvard Business Review. Read more about Gina...
Barreca is back and this time she’s telling women to make trouble, be loud, be funny and step-up. Gina brings her trademark wry humor and provocative insight to issues great and small, including:
Filled with insight, lessons, comfort and confessions, If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse? cheers and challenges women to come together and speak up. Learn more about the book...
“Barrecaville turns out to be a very funny place. In it, bad boyfriends are good: They remind us that, just as there are significant others, so, too, are there insignificant others. With that tiny twist of language, she seizes something that was right in front of us the whole time but we couldn’t grasp….Despite all the rowdiness, Barreca’s erudition pokes through every page. She romps across the literary landscape…”
“Barreca's mix of personal essays, lists, and advice column-style interludes is laugh-out-loud funny (literally...).”
-ELLE’S LETTRES Readers’ Prize, June 2016
-Carol Burbank, Ph.D. Leadership Spirit
“Gina Barreca’s essays are like dispatches from a dear friend: Wonderful, witty, heartfelt and wise—with many memorable zingers and tear inducing stingers. Her gift is one of connection and her work is relatable and true. Share this book with your sisters and your BFF (Brainy Friends and Feminists) book group.”
-Ask Amy advice columnist Amy Dickinson
“If you ever find that your best gal pal isn't available, you need look no further than Barreca's book - it contains everything a good friend would provide: honesty, insight, female camaraderie, and a lot of laughs.”
-Rachel Dratch, Saturday Night Live and author of Girl Walks into a Bar
What object without inherent beauty or aesthetic importance has a deep and abiding significance for you? What do you treasure that nobody else would look at twice? I have a black plastic shift key from an old electric typewriter on the bookcase above my ... […]
Instead of enjoying our time, we learned to manage it. We pass the day checking off tasks from lists as is if having to prove to Life's Parking Attendant we were here legally. […]
Gina speaks at Windham Hospital for the Go Red event in support of female empowerment.
Join Gina and the WHUS UConn radio station for a Valentine's Day celebration and discussion of sexual health and positive relationships.
Join Gina at the Mark Twain House for a talk on how to be funnier in 2017, and why humor matters.
Face the State
Gina and Jim Vicevich, former Channel 3 reported and host of Sound Off Connecticut on WTIC, join Face the State to talk about Campaign 2016. Watch here...
Guest on The Food Schmooze
Gina on The Food Schmooze with Faith Middleton Listen here...