Event Recap: Becca Andrews' Book Release for "No Choice"

Event Recap: Becca Andrews' Book Release for "No Choice"

Editor's Note: The Book Project is an intensive, two-year program aimed at giving writers of book-length manuscripts the classes, advice, and moral support they need to draft, revise, and—most importantly—finish. Members of the Book Project have recently signed deals with Riverhead Books, Levine Querido, and Penguin.

Last week we welcomed back Book Project graduate Becca Andrews to celebrate the release of her brand new book, No Choice: The Destruction of Roe v. Wade and the Fight to Protect a Fundamental American Right.

Andrews’ meticulously reported book was originally slated for publication at the end of the year, but then came the monumental decision by the Supreme Court to overturn the landmark decision Roe vs. Wade, which recognized the right to abortion. Her publisher decided to fast-track publication by six weeks, and after sleepless nights of editing, working closely with fact-checkers, and surviving on bowls of cereal, Andrews had a completed manuscript.

Bestselling author and Lit Fest instructor Leslie Jamison has called the book “a powerful, necessary, absolutely captivating account of abortion in America." After listening to Andrews read the opening chapter and respond to a variety of insightful questions, we have to agree. Find No Choice at your local independent bookseller and consider joining us for our next book release celebration on November 4, when we’ll raise a glass to toast faculty member Elissa Bassist and the publication of her memoir, Hysterical!

Becca Andrews is a journalist at Mother Jones, where she writes about reproductive rights and gender. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism; before attending school there, she wrote for newspapers in her home state of Tennessee.