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Oct. 28: Famed author, journalist discusses the value of motherhood

Thursday, October 28, 2010

FREDERICK, Md.—A nationally recognized author of a widely acclaimed best-selling literary work will give a lecture Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Whitaker Campus Center at Hood College.

Ann Crittenden, former economics journalist for The New York Times and a Pulitzer Prize nominee, will discuss advances society has made since the 2001 release of her groundbreaking book, The Price of Motherhood, in which she reveals the myriad ways in which U.S. institutions ignore or devalue the work required to raise a child and the price mothers, caregivers, children and society pay for this economic disregard. A 10-year anniversary edition of the book is scheduled for publication in November.

Her other books include If You’ve Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything, which received critical praise and was featured in People magazine; Sanctuary: A Story of American Conscience and the Law in Collisions, one of The New York Times Notable Books of the Year in 1988; and Killing the Sacred Cows: Bold Ideas for a New Economy.

As a reporter for The New York Times Crittenden initiated numerous investigative reports. She was also a financial writer and foreign correspondent for Newsweek and a reporter for Fortune magazine. Her articles have appeared in every national newspaper and numerous magazines, including Foreign Affairs, The Nation, Barron’s and Working Woman.

The lecture is co-sponsored by Hood’s honors program and Office of Student Activities.

For more information, contact Lisa Algazi, professor of French, at (301) 696-3476 or by e-mail at