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Wednesday, August 10 2022

7:00 PM   |  Don Tatzin Community Hall

Lafayette Library and
Learning Center Foundation

in partnership with
Orinda Books Presents

Emi Nietfeld: Acceptance

In conversation with author Mary Volmer

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A luminous, generation-defining memoir of foster care and homelessness, Harvard and Big Tech, examining society’s fixation with resilience—and its cost.

As a homeless teenager writing college essays in her rusty Toyota Corolla, Emi Nietfeld was convinced that the Ivy League was the only escape from her dysfunctional childhood. But upward mobility required crafting the perfect resilience narrative. She had to prove that she was an “overcomer,” made stronger by all that she had endured.

 

Emi Nietfeld is a writer and software engineer. After graduating from Harvard College in 2015, she worked at Google and Facebook. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Rumpus, Vice, and other publications.

 

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