The Queen interview with Josh Levin

Josh Levin, author of the award-winning book The Queen, in conversation with Lili Loofbourow

Book The Queen by Josh Levin event description
Natalie Matthews

Date: April 16, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

Location: Facebook Live

In The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth, out in paperback this week, Slate national editor Josh Levin unveils the full story of the misunderstood, demonized, and mythologized woman behind a vicious and enduring American stereotype. The Queen, the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography, is a portrait of Linda Taylor, the woman who became known as the “welfare queen” in the 1970s. Part social history, part true-crime investigation, Levin’s mesmerizing book is a fascinating account of American racism, and an exposé of the “welfare queen” myth, one that fueled political debates that reverberate to this day.

Join Levin and Lili Loofbourow on Facebook Live as they take a deep dive into the book and Taylor’s story.

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