GRETCHEN CARLSON PENS BE FIERCE, NEW BOOK
ON HARASSMENT AND EMPOWERMENT
ON HARASSMENT AND EMPOWERMENT
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"Using your voice and speaking your truth is a step toward freedom. Be a 'Fierce' force because that's what it takes to change the world." —Maria Shriver
"Gretchen Carlson's very brave and public stand against sexual harassment gave countless women the courage to fight back and is teaching our daughters (and sons) three very important words: it's not okay." —Katie Couric, award-winning journalist and cancer advocate
"Gretchen Carlson is not only FIERCE but brave as she pours sunlight on this scourge that hides in plain sight. Sexual harassment is an issue that all of us should be concerned about not just women. I encourage every man to read this book." —Larry Wilmore, Emmy Award-winning producer, actor, comedian, writer
"Gretchen Carlson is a fighter through and through and she is using her voice to put herself on the right side of history on this issue." —Billie Jean King, founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative
New York, New York – September 26, 2017 – Center Street Books, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, is pleased to announce the publication of BE FIERCE: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back by acclaimed television journalist Gretchen Carlson on the subject of sexual harassment and empowerment. When Carlson, a former Fox News Channel host, decided to speak up about sexual harassment in the workplace, it led to a new calling: empowering women to reclaim their power against injustice and abuse.
Since then, Carlson has received thousands of messages from women who have had similar experiences, discovering that even in 2017, every woman still has a story. As the face of this prominent issue and recently recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2017, Carlson has become the voice of the voiceless and her book will empower women to stand up and speak out against harassment and abuse in any aspect of their lives—from bullying in school hallways to pay inequity in the boardroom. The book will also reveal a playbook to help women and men better understand harassment in the workplace and how to work together to combat it.
BE FIERCE is scheduled for release on October 17th and will be supported by a national media and book signing tour. Carlson also plans to host events at universities across the country to address the growing problem of campus sexual abuse. BE FIERCE is now available for pre-order on Amazon, B&N, Books a Million, and Indiebound.
“Make no mistake–sexual harassment is not just about sex. It's really about power,” Carlson says. “Sexual harassers feel they can get away with it because they believe they’re the ones holding all the cards. It doesn't occur to them that the women they're harassing have power too. We need to encourage women to stop being silent, stand up and speak up and join the movement. Together we can make change.” Join the conversation at #BeFierceBook.
GRETCHEN CARLSON is one of the nation's most successful and recognized news anchors and a tireless advocate for female empowerment. Since making the decision to speak up against sexual harassment, she sparked an international conversation about the pervasiveness of the problem and, in doing so, discovered that every woman has a story. This past year, Carlson graced the covers of both Time and Good Housekeeping magazines and is a marquee columnist for Time’s Motto. Learn more about her foundation, Gretchen Carlson’s “Gift of Courage” and findher book tour appearances at www.gretchencarlson.com.
Advocating bravery and empowerment at every turn, Gretchen has become a force of innumerable power in our current cultural climate, taking on patriarchal notions of gender and sexuality head-on with extreme resilience and zeal. Frequently addressing crowds at some of the country’s top conferences and speaking engagements with her signature wit and candor, she continues to be a tireless advocate for women and is committed to gender equality, exemplifying how you can truly have it all – a successful career, a substantive family life, and an altruistic purpose.
Gretchen’s highly-anticipated second book, Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back, will be published on October 17, 2017 (Center Street/Hachette Book Group). In addition to her personal experiences and interviews with women who have battled discrimination, the book shares the wisdom and research of lawyers, psychologists, and other experts helping to confront this problem and advance what has become an international conversation about women refusing to shut up and sit down.
Be Fierce will inspire anyone who has experienced discrimination, bullying, or harassment, and will also help guide loved ones on how to support the cause (i.e. chapter 7, “Men Who Defend”).
The book tour will kick off with a Washington Post Live interview (Washington, DC/Oct 16, moderated by columnist Kathleen Parker), followed by 92nd Street Y (NYC, moderated by Samantha Bee/Oct 19), Live Talks LA (Santa Monica, CA, moderated by comedian Heather McDonald/Oct 22), and Barnes & Noble (Huntington Beach, CA/Oct 22). It will include stops in the Midwest, Texas, and Florida—the full book tour is listed at GretchenCarlson.com
"Gretchen's experiences in the workplace will be all too familiar to women of all professions and walks of life-many of whom she's enlisted to help tell their own stories of resilience, courage, and justice in the face of sexual harassment and assault. Her book should serve as a guide for both women and men, for interns and executives alike, on confronting and preventing sexual harassment, and finding the strength to handle the most impossible of situations with ferocity and grace.” —U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill
"This book is a must read for any woman who has ever felt victimized or harassed and for any man who knows it's his duty to do the right thing. Gretchen is a warrior and an inspiration." —Paul Feig, writer, producer, director of Bridesmaids, Spy, Ghostbusters, and The Heat
"Gretchen Carlson's landmark sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes shattered the culture of silence for women at Fox News and forced Ailes to resign. Now, in this gripping new book, she shares stories from women all across the country and exposes the epidemic of sexual harassment in the workplace -- and how women can fight to end it." —Gabriel Sherman, Vanity Fair Special Correspondent and author of the New York Times bestseller The Loudest Voice in the Room