In Partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University
About the EventWho said men get to monopolize the glory? Throughout history, men have received most of the good ink. Often overlooked are the extraordinary wives, mistresses, and companions who were every bit as instrumental in shaping their destinies. Join Adventures by the Book, in partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University for a Forgotten Women of History Edventure with San Diego author Marlene Wagman-Geller.
About the Book and Author
Marlene Wagman-Geller received her BA from New York University and her teaching credentials from the University of Toronto and SDSU, and currently teaches English at National City.
Her current book, Behind Every Great Man, shares some of the forgotten stories of women in the shadows. Discover Emma Wedgewood (Mrs. Charles Darwin), Alma Reveille (Mrs. Alfred Hitchcock), and 38 more women who stood behind their men, for better or worse, and helped steer the course of history.
This witty, illuminating book reveals the remarkable stories of forty captivating females who have stood behind their legendary partners and helped to humanize them, often at the cost of their own careers, reputations, and happiness. Through fame and its attendant ills--alcoholism, infidelity, mental illness, divorce, and even attempted murder--these powerful women quietly propelled their men to the top and changed the course of history.