LESLEY STAHL with TONY VENTRELLA at Town Hall
Co-presented with TOWN HALL ARTS & CULTURE.
One of last year’s most-loved books - in part because of the story it tells, in part because of who told it - Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting (new in paper, Blue Rider) is esteemed television journalist Lesley Stahl’s informative, inspiring, and engaging book about her own becoming a grandmother, as well as a good journalist’s study of what that role is like today.
“[An] energetic, informative, and often touching book….Stahl includes stories of generational conflict [and] plentiful glimpses of her family’s joys and those of many others…No matter where readers fall in age or experience, this book should top their 2016 reading list of parenting titles.” —Publishers Weekly.
“Lesley Stahl brings the keen reporting we know from “60 Minutes” to the story of grandparenting. Amazed and delighted at the joy she experienced with the arrival of own two granddaughters, Stahl set about finding out why that was true. Her wise answers, both scientific and practical, provide useful information not only for grandparents and the children they cherish, but also for the wider society. This is a wonderfully fun read about an important subject.” —Cokie Roberts.
Onstage with her this evening will be longtime Seattle newscaster Tony Ventrella.