Appearing at St. Peter’s Parish Hall | 10:00 am – 10:45 am
About the author
Iman Hariri-Kia is Bustle’s Sex & Relationships Editor, writes a monthly column for Man Repeller, and is a digital contributor to Teen Vogue. She has worked as a Sex & Dating Editor for Elite Daily and a Lifestyle Writer for Bustle, and began her career as the assistant to the Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue. Hariri-Kia is passionate about advocacy, elevating the narratives of Middle Eastern women, and writing about her personal life (much to her parents’ dismay).
MFOB featured book: A Hundred Other Girls
For fans of The Devil Wears Prada and The Bold Type comes A Hundred Other Girls, a smart, modern story about the shifting media landscape and one Middle Eastern-American writer finding her place in it.
How far would you go to keep the job a hundred other girls are ready to take?
Noora’s life is a little off track. She is an aspiring writer and amateur blogger in New York—which is a nice way of saying she tutors rich kids and is crashing on her sister’s couch. But Noora has Leila, who has always been her rock, and another major influence to lean on: Vinyl magazine. When she lands a highly coveted job as assistant to Loretta James, Vinyl’s iconic editor-in-chief, Noora is finally on the right path…or so she thinks.
Loretta is an unhinged nightmare, insecure and desperate to remain relevant in an evolving media landscape. Noora’s phone buzzes constantly with Loretta’s bizarre demands and tasks designed to undermine the success of Vinyl’s wunderkind digital director Jade Aki. Noora’s job is nothing like she expected. But as Loretta and the print team enter a turf war with Jade and the digital team, Noora is caught in the middle. With her dream job on the line, she will need to either choose a side or form her own.