A BOOK AND A CHAT WITH THEASA TUOHY
As a young woman I was the first female assistant city editor in the 100-year history of the Detroit News, one of the largest afternoon dailies in the country at the time. By the time I left the Associated Press, I would look around the headquarters newsroom in New York and marvel at the number of women. The Five O'Clock Follies is a fictionalized account of one woman's early struggles as a journalist.
She is the daughter and namesake of a pioneering pilot who flew an old World War I "Jenny" with an OX-5 engine, and the inspiration to her latest book, 'Flying Jenny', which tells the story of two women - a tabloid reporter and stunt pilot in the 1920s redefining gender roles and female empowerment.
A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, she lives in Manhattan.