Pamela Olson-Fast Times in Palestine

Wednesday, March 27 at 7 pm - Journalist Pamela Olson will be here to read from her newly published book, Fast Times in Palestine (Seal Press). Ms. Olson lived in Ramallah for two years, during which she served as head writer and editor for the Palestine Monitor and as foreign press coordinator for Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi’s 2005 presidential campaign. This memoir chronicles her journey from aimless ex-bartender to international journalist. Ms. Olson’s adventures include attending Yasser Arafat’s funeral, tour-guiding Israeli friends around the West Bank, dating a Palestinian from a conservative village, being held at gunpoint and injured by a stun grenade, and witnessing the 2005 Disengagement from inside the Gaza Strip. Her gripping narrative focuses not only on violence, terror and politics but also on the daily rounds of parties, concerts, weddings, jokes, harvests, and romantic drama that happen in between. Funny, shocking, galvanizing, this book challenges the way we think about the Middle East, human nature, and our place in the world. Pamela Olson grew up in small-town Oklahoma and studied physics and political science at Stanford University. She has lived in Washington, DC and worked at the Defense Department. She has a green belt in Jujitsu and is a certified Rescue Scuba Diver. She currently lives in New York

Event date: 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

1714 NE Broadway St
97232 Portland
Fast Times in Palestine: A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580054829
Availability: We can usually get this book in 3 to 5 days, except during a pandemic. We are doing our best
Published: Seal Press - March 12th, 2013