“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!”
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...
“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
Some things transcend etiquette. Watching porn in public is one of them. Gina Barreca is an English professor at UConn and author of "If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?" and eight other books. She can be reached at ginabarreca.com. […]
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Gina will be the keynote speaker for the West Virginia University Women's History Symposium. This symposium is being held in honor of the 125th anniversary of the graduation of women from WVU. The location is TBD.
Book launch party of If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse? Questions and Thoughts for Loud, Smart Women In Turbulent Times at RJ Julia Bookseller's in Madison, Connecticut. Open to the public!
Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop
Gina has been invited to be a workshop faculty member at the 2016 Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop! Read more...
Guest on The Food Schmooze
Gina on The Food Schmooze with Faith Middleton Listen here...