Author Nan Mooney ’92, will discuss her recent book, I Can’t Believe She Did That: Why Women Betray Other Women at Work, on Friday, October 14, 12 pm., in the Hampton Room of the Malott Commons, Scripps College. Guests may bring a lunch or purchase one at the Malott Commons Dinning Hall, which opens at 11:15 a.m. Doors to the Hampton Room open at 11:45 a.m. Coffee and dessert will be provided. Mooney’s books will be available for purchase during the event and the lecture will be followed by a book signing. The lecture is sponsored by the Elizabeth Hubert Malott Commons and is free and open to the public. For more information please call (909) 607-9372.
Nan Mooney, born and raised in Seattle, graduated from Scripps College in 1992. She has worked in both the film and publishing industries. Mooney currently works as a teacher and freelance writer in New York City. In addition to her recent book, she is the author of My Racing Heart: The Passionate World of Thoroughbreds and the Track (2002). Among other publications, her writings have appeared in The Washington Post, Slate, the Daily News, and the Seattle Weekly.
Mooney’s recent book, I Can’t Believe She Did That, offers a perspective on conflict and competition among women in the workplace. Based on real stories from real women, the book provides a social and cultural exploration of the dynamics women experience in the workforce. Mooney said, ” I wrote I Can’t Believe She Did That because I wanted to provoke discussion among all women about the conflicts and competition we encounter with one another in our professional relationships. My hope is that working women everywhere-in reading groups, in offices, in networking groups and professional organizations, or just gathering over lunch or drinks-will begin seriously discussing the issues raised in this book. Open communication is a critical first step towards resolving our conflicts and getting on with our professional lives.”