EVENT OVERVIEW: Cheryl Strayed will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, Inc., to discuss her Bestselling Memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail followed by a Booksigning.
Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books and Soroptimist
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cheryl Strayed is the author of Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar and the novel Torch. Her stories and essays have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, The Rumpus, Self, The Missouri Review, The Sun, and The Best American Essays. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe and built her back up again.
At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.
Strayed faces down rattlesnakes and black bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and loneliness of the trail. Told with great suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
ADMISSION PACKAGE: $15.95 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Softcover of Wild, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed). Online Ordering is now closed for this event. Admission Packages will be available for Walk-In's at the Door on the Day of this Event beginning at 6:00 PM.
EVENT FORMAT: Cheryl Strayed will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, Inc., to discuss her Bestselling Memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail followed by a Booksigning. A Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning. Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.
SPECIAL PRE-EVENT BENEFIT RECEPTION! Soroptimist International of Kansas City (SIKC), the co-sponsor of our Cheryl Strayed Event, will host a special reception at 5:30 PM prior to Cheryl's presentation. Please join them downstairs at Unity Temple at Eden Alley for a cocktail buffet, the 2013 Celebration of Service grant announcements, and special guest Cheryl Strayed. Attendees will receive an autographed softcover of Cheryl's book Wild and are then invited to attend the Rainy Day Books presentation upstairs at 7:00 PM. (SIKC focuses on improving the conditions and opportunities for women and girls in our area. Reservations must be made online, deadline April 19, at https://soroptimist2013.eventbrite.com, at $65.00 per person.)
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