Thursday, April 16, 2009


The Katonah Village Library is pleased to have John Jay descendent and author Eve Pell read from her autobiography We Used to Own the Bronx: Memoirs of a Former Debutante as part of our Meet the Author Series. This event will be held on Tuesday, April 28 at 7:00 pm.

Born into privilege, Ms Pell’s Depression-era, Old Money family from New York, expected her to follow the traditional role of the women in her family by participating in foxhunts and house parties. However, after leaving that secure world and venturing to San Francisco in the 60’s, her eyes were opened to vastly new ideas. Among her experiences, were engaging as an activist and working with the leftist revolutionaries, the Soledad Brothers. She will share with us her self discovery and the influence of the feminist movement in her memoirs.

“Eve Pell gives us a fascinating glimpse into a secret world of wealth and privilege,” writes Jane Fonda. “Hers is an unexpected and ultimately hopeful journey of rebellion and reconciliation.”

This program is free and open to the public. There is no registration.

For further information, please contact the library at 914-232-3508.