Honorable Mention: Mormon Girl Part Two – Daily Show Edition!

I posted last week about Joanna Brooks’ newly expanded The Book of Mormon GirlHere she is on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last Thursday, with more exclusive to the web

I especially enjoyed her “behind the scenes” narrative of what her first visit to THE. DAILY. SHOW! was like.  Here’s a bit:

“The producer comes in and greets us.  I thank her for the chance to be on the show.  She says, “Jon really liked your book.”  Which makes me, of course, stoked.  And I tell her that in studying the Daily Show website prepping for the show, I notice that he regularly has on women authors from underrepresented backgrounds to talk about their serious books, and how I saw that pattern, and I knew it reflected a conscious effort, and how much that means to me.  The producer tells me they do really try to get women guests—it’s a priority for them.  And that it can be hard to find women who write non-fiction on the kinds of subjects they cover, but they try.  So, take heart, brainy women—there is a place in popular culture for us.  And it is the awesomest place–The Daily Show.”

Thank you, brainy woman!

Author note:  ‘Honorable Mention’ is a recurring feature on this blog … quick mention/shout-out to someone or something worth noting

 

About Caryn Riswold

Caryn D. Riswold is a feminist theologian in the Lutheran tradition. She is Professor of Religion and also teaches Gender and Women’s Studies at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois, where she has worked for over a decade teaching undergraduates to think critically and creatively about religion. She earned her Ph.D. and Th.M. from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, holds a master’s degree from the Claremont School of Theology, and received her B.A. from Augustana College in her childhood hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


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