7 2024

2024 Jewish Book Festival - Danielle Friedman

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Sam Lerner Center For Cultural Arts 5007 Providence Rd
Charlotte, NC 28226

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$ Cost $ 15.00

Join the Jewish Federation and the Center for Jewish Education for the 2024 Jewish Book Festival, a celebration of literature that speaks to the Jewish experience.

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A captivating blend of reportage and personal narrative that explores the untold history of women’s exercise culture–from jogging and Jazzercise to Jane Fonda–and how women have parlayed physical strength into other forms of power.

For much of the twentieth century, sweating was considered “unladylike” and girls grew up believing physical exertion would cause their uterus to “fall out.” It was only in the Sixties that, thanks to a few forward-thinking fitness pioneers, women began to move en masse. In Let’s Get Physical, journalist Danielle Friedman reveals the fascinating untold history of contemporary fitness culture, chronicling in vivid, cinematic prose how exercise evolved from a beauty tool pitched almost exclusively as a way to “reduce” into one millions have harnessed as a path to mental, emotional, and physical well-being.