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Cokie Roberts

It’s the start of Author Gal’s month! We’re celebrating the ladies of the written word. Bonnie starts us off with the political reporter and author Cokie Roberts. We also talk about Bobbleheads and National Novel Writing Month. 

Show Notes

  • We’re in the library this month! So we’re drunker!
  • The gal pals this month are Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris, and Mary Miller.
  • Bonnie’s “That’s What She Said Series” update (ETSY)
  • Bobblehead game AOC (Amazon) Jane Austen Celebrity edition (Chawton House) Pictures below
  • Mary’s Goldenbook Picture below
  • Jane Austen Society of North America (Website) (Indiana Chapter)
  • Mary’s Venn Diagram
  • Cliff Notes
  • National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
  • Bonnie’s 1 Cool Author is Cokie Roberts
  • Longest name so far – Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne “Cokie” Roberts Boggs
  • Born in New Orleans in 1943
  • Political family
  • CORRECTION – her father, Hale Boggs, disappeared while in a plane on October 16,1972 Cokie was 28 years old at the time.
  • Lindy, her mom, won Hale’s seat 8 times!
  • Sister was a “pirate” and mayor
  • Brother was a lawyer and lobbist
  • Cokie wanted to be a political reporter
  • Was D.C. better in her childhood?
  • NPR Train
  • Books, Capital Dames, We Are Our Mother’s Daughters, Founding Mothers, Ladies of Liberty (Gal’s Guide Library)
  • Cokie is reading mail
  • “Dude is stinky”
  • Sexism with a hand on the knee
  • “Where o they find all these old white men?”
  • Cokie hoped to have a woman president in her lifetime
  • Cokie died in 2019
  • Working on a suffrage book?
  • Abigail Adams “I’m not playing, John.”
  • Mercy Otis Warren (Gal’s Guide Library)
  • Awards
  • “We are living in a moment in American culture and history where libraries have never been more important.” Cokie Roberts
  • Died of cancer
  • Cokie with reenactors. Videos below
  • Living in Greece
  • UPDATE The gal who plays Martha Washington is Mary Wiseman (KPC News)



47:12 mark is the “I have read your mail”

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