Here’s a question for every woman who’s ever loved science but didn’t pursue it as a career: Why? Eileen Pollack has wrestled with that question for most of her life, and she tried to find the answer in her new book, “The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys’ Club.” Pollack spoke with Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti, originally on Radio Boston.
Book Excerpt: ‘The Only Woman In The Room’
By Eileen Pollack
Excerpted from THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM by Eileen Pollack. Copyright © 2015 by Eileen Pollack. Reprinted with permission from Beacon Press.
- Eileen Pollack, novelist, essayist, short story writer. Her latest book is “The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science is Still a Boys’ Club.” She also teaches on the faculty of the Helen Zell MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan. She tweets @EileenPollack.