Emily Bingham is the great-niece of Henrietta Bingham. Henrietta’s audacious physicality made her unforgettable in her own time, and her ecstatic and at times harrowing story brings to life an essential chapter in America’s twentieth century. Emily Bingham is also the author of "Mordecai: An Early American Family" and the coeditor of "The Southern Agrarians and the New Deal: Essays After 'I’ll Take My Stand.'" Please join us for a reading and book signing.
Raised like a princess in one of the most powerful families in the American South, Henrietta Bingham was offered the helm of a publishing empire. Instead, she ripped through the Jazz Age like an F. Scott Fitzgerald character: intoxicating and intoxicated, selfish and shameless, seductive and brilliant, endearing and often terribly troubled.