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#SummerHours: Book to Screen…and Back Again: Wonder Woman (and Her Secret History)

Goodbye, winter caps—hello, summer hats! It’s that glorious time of year where many of us can switch from content creators to content consumers. NYWIFT members Mellini Kantayya and Kathryn O’Kane have put together #SummerHours, a series of fun summer books, movies, and TV shows by or about women.


By Mellini Kantayya

What do the lie detector, women’s suffrage, bondage, polyamory, Margaret Sanger, and Family Circle magazine have in common with one of this summer’s biggest blockbusters? Wonder Woman!

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Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore offers up the salacious truth-is-stranger-than-fiction details in her book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman. Per NPR’s Etelka Lehoczky, The Secret History of Wonder Woman relates a tale so improbable, so juicy, it’ll have you saying, ‘Merciful Minerva!’”

 

(Cover photo by Bridgette Matthews)
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Mellini_Kantayya Mellini Kantayya is an actor, author of "Actor. Writer. Whatever. (essays on my rise to the top of the bottom of the entertainment industry)", contributor to Huffington Post Comedy, and an active NYWIFT member. www.mellinikantayya.com

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busyk

I LOVED this book and all the quirky history that led to the inception of one of our most beloved superheros.

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