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[FBC5] Heidi Mastrogiovanni, author of Lala Pettibone: Standing Room Only

“You know what? I’m 61. I’m not going to put up with a lot of shit anymore.” – Heidi Mastrogiovanni

This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Beer Choir Twin Cities’ Galentine’s Day fundraiser for Voices of Hope.


Today’s interview features Heidi Mastrogiovanni, the author of Lala Pettibone: Standing Room Only. Her two Lala Pettibone books have been called rebirth stories for their comedic approaches to life and dating after widowhood. A dedicated animal welfare advocate and staunch supporter of feminist politics, Heidi resides in Los Angeles with her husband and rescued senior dogs. Our conversation covers the political climate, the power and value of intergenerational feminist conversations, how comedy and feminism go hand-in-hand, and the process of writing fiction, especially when that fiction mirrors your own reality.

Get your copy of Heidi’s books, Lala Pettibone’s Act Two and Lala Pettibone: Standing Room Only.

Connect with Heidi and learn more about her work on her websiteTwitter, and Facebook.

Heidi’s book recommendation: Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem by Gloria Steinem

About today’s sponsor:

Beer Choir Twin Cities is hosting a Galentine’s Day fundraiser for Voices of Hope, the choir at the Shakopee Women’s Prison. Join us at Urban Growler on February 9 as we sing drinking songs while drinking beer brewed by fabulous women. Urban Growler, Beer Choir merchandise, Feminist Book Club, and Trades of Hope will all be donating a portion of their sales to Voices of Hope.

Click here to get all the details.

Learn more about Voices of Hope through Dr. Amanda Weber’s TED Talk.

Learn more about Beer Choir and find a chapter in your area at beerchoir.com

Keep up to date with Beer Choir Twin Cities offerings on their Facebook page.

Go check out the podcast Women Drinking Beer.

And special thanks to our host Urban Growler, the first woman-owned and woman-brewed brewery in Minnesota.


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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: feminist thrillers, contemporary literary fiction, short stories, and anything that might be described as "irreverent"

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