Diane Rehm Book Club Discussion & Conversation With Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. (US/Eastern)

The Diane Rehm Book Club & Author Interview Series selection for May is “Mad Honey” by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan.

In this 2022 best-selling novel, the death of a teenager shocks a small town, upending the lives of all who knew her. Her boyfriend is arrested and charged with murder and a trial ensues that exposes deeply held secrets about identity and acceptance. Picoult describes the book as a tale of “suspense, courtroom drama, and a love story at its core.” 

Jodi Picoult is the best-selling author of 28 novels, including “Wish You Were Here,” “The Book of Two Ways,” and “My Sister’s Keeper.” Jennifer Finney Boylan is an author and trans activist who was a Contributing Opinion Writer in The New York Times for 15 years. She’s written best-selling novels, essays, and a memoir, “She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders.” 

And we want to hear from you! What do you want to ask about the book? We will take questions from the audience -- please submit your questions here.

Join Diane Rehm on Wednesday, May 31 starting at 1:00 p.m. ET for a discussion of “Mad Honey” with a panel of special guests. Diane will be joined by Miwa Messer, editorial director at Barnes and Noble and host of the podcast Poured Over; Aidan Key, founder the roganizations Trans Families and Gender Diversity and author of “Trans Children in Today’s Schools”; and, Bethanne Patrick, author of “Life B” and board member of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. The panel discussion will be followed by a conversation with "Mad Honey" authors, Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan.


To participate in the Diane Rehm Book Club and Conversation with Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan, you must register by 12:00 p.m. ET on May 31,  which you can now do on on one page!  

Please note: We've also updated our ticketing options. You can now attend the full event including panel discussion and author interview for a lower suggested donation of $12. To attend the panel discussion only, there is a suggested donation of $5. There is also an alternate option at the bottom of the registration page for those unable to donate at this time 

All registered participants will receive an email with instructions on how to connect to our virtual events on Zoom. Live closed captioning will be available. 


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Event Program

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Panel Discussion: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (US/Eastern)

Author Interview: 2:15 - 3:00 p.m. (US/Eastern)


Panel Discussion and Author Interview Ticket
Suggested Donation $12
Panel Discussion Only Ticket
Suggested Donation $5
Additional Donation

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