Kate Carroll de Gutes book launch: The Authenticity Experiment: Lessons from The Best and Worst Year of My Life
In 2012 when Kate Carroll de Gutes found herself at a rest stop “ruined with anxiety. And when I say ruined, I mean in a car, in hundred-degree weather, with all the windows rolled up, sobbing and crouched in the passenger’s seat rocking and waiting for the Ativan to take effect. I posted on Facebook, ‘Hello, Redding. Dear gods yer hot.’ A funny post that let my family and friends know where I was, but not how I was.”
Kate didn’t yet understand how insidious social media had become—with pictures of risotto and bike rides, images of nights at the theater—all of it curated to show a wonderful life, regardless of what was really occurring. But when her editor, her best friend, and her mother all died within ten months of each other, Kate could no longer keep up the charade. The result was The Authenticity Experiment: Lessons From the Best & Worst Year of My Life, a book Domingo Martinez calls “a masterful navigation of the human soul in both crisis and wonder.”
An evening of laughing, crying, and maybe—just maybe—feeling a little less lonely in the world. Of course, there’s also the free swag and some great live music, and it’s all free and open to the public.
DOORS 6:30PM / SHOW 7PM