Hailed as “smart and funny” by People magazine, Gina Barreca has spoken to clients all over the world. All you have to do is look at her book titles, to know that Gina is a very funny lady.
Gina Barreca is author of the 2016 book If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse? Questions and Thoughts for Loud, Smart Women in Turbulent Times, which was an ELLE Reader’s Prize selection and excepted in Reader’s Digest. Her earlier books include It's Not That I'm Bitter, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World, the bestselling They Used to Call Me Snow White But I Drifted: Women’s Strategic Use of Humor and Babes in Boyland: A Personal History of Coeducation in the Ivy League.
Her books have been translated into Chinese, Spanish, German, Japanese and other languages and the books she’s edited, all sixteen of them, have made her one of the world’s leading experts on why humor is one of life’s greatest survival strategies, on the connection between power, comedy and community, and on gender and laughter.
She's appeared on 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, the BBC, Dr. Phil, NPR and Oprah to discuss politics, popular culture, education, literature and why women hate the The Three Stooges. Gina has been called “smart and funny” by People magazine and “Very, very funny. For a woman,” by Dave Barry. She was deemed a “feminist humor maven” by Ms. Magazine and Wally Lamb said “Barreca’s prose, in equal measures, is hilarious and humane.” Gina, a popular weekly columnist for The Hartford Courant, is now syndicated by the Tribune Co. and her columns appear worldwide.
A beloved Professor of English at the University of Connecticut for thirty years, Gina’s won UConn’s highest award for excellence in teaching. One of the first women to graduate from Dartmouth College, Gina was a Reynolds Fellow at Cambridge University and got her Ph.D. from the City University of New York.
“ University of Connecticut English Professor Barreca offers feminism for the everywoman in these humorous essays. Expect poignant insights tucked between the laugh lines.”
“Gina was hilarious! The crowd did not stop roaring with laughter."
"Dr. Barreca is a brilliant and provocative whirlwind who left our attendees exhausted from laughter."
“Gina’s talk was the highlight of entire fall lineup and certainly the most attended. Her huge audience was immensely entertained. People left raving that it had been a fabulous, wonderful evening.”