The Price Women Pay to be Good: An Evening with Elise Loehnen
Thursday, Feb 8 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm at The Bradbury + Vault Virginia
Ticket price includes a book + All proceeds go to Stepping Stone
Elise Loehnen Fissmer is a writer and editor living in Los Angeles with her husband, Rob, and their sons, Max and Sam. She is the host of Pulling the Thread, a podcast with Cadence13, where she interviews cultural luminaries on the big questions of the day, including Dr. Gabor Maté, Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Harriet Lerner, Loretta Ross, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, Dr. Richard Schwartz, Joy Harjo, Dr. B.J. Miller, Nedra Tawwab, Dr. Suzanne Simard, Carissa Schumacher, Susan Cain, Heather Mcghee, Dr. Riane Eisler, and Terry Real. While she’s co-written 12 books, including five New York Times Best Sellers, her first book under her own name, On Our Best Behavior: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Price Women Pay to Be Good (Dial Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House), as also an instant New York Times bestseller. Previously, she was the chief content officer of goop, where she co-hosted The goop Podcast and The goop Lab on Netflix, and led the brand’s content strategy and programming, including the launch of a magazine with Condé Nast and a book imprint. For the podcast, she interviewed 100s of thought leaders, doctors, and experts, including Ibram X Kendi, Bryan Stevenson, Marianne Williamson, Isabel Wilkerson, Dr. Vivek Murphy, Daniel Pink, Kate Bowler, Nicholas Kristof, Terry Tempest Williams, Eve Ensler, Ambassador Samantha Power, Rebecca Traister, Cynthia Bourgeault, Rick Doblin, Malcolm Gladwell, Peggy Orenstein, Mary Beard, Adam Grant, and so many more.
Previously, she was the editorial projects director of Condé Nast Traveler. Before Traveler, she was the editor at large and ultimately deputy editor of Lucky Magazine, where she also served as the on-air spokesperson, appearing regularly on shows like Today, E!, Good Morning America, and The Early Show. She has a B.A. from Yale and majored in English and Fine Arts; she also went to St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire. Before that, she attended a school where lunchtimes were spent jumping an irrigation ditch. Originally from Missoula, Montana, it’s important to her that people know that she went to the National Mathletes Championship when she was in 8th grade and that she’s a horse whisperer. These days, she spends her time writing, reading, consulting, doing board work (previously MacKenzie-Childs, currently Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream and SkinFix), and fundraising for causes and politicians focused on environmental action, social justice, women and children’s health, and a more equitable world. Elise reads a lot. You can find what she’s currently reading and recommending here, at her Bookshop.org profile, or everything all at once at Goodreads.