Geneen Roth, This Messy Magnificent Life

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

Bookshop Santa Cruz is pleased to present New York Times bestselling author, Geneen Roth for a book discussion and signing of her new book This Messy Magnificent Life: A Field Guide, inspiring, personal, and often spiritual reflections on how women can find peace, make wise choices, practice everyday joy, and step into their power. Receive a signing line voucher with the purchase of your copy of This Messy Magificent Life.

From the beginning, Geneen Roth was told she was too sensitive, too emotional, too curious, too demanding, too intense, and too big. Yet gaining and losing weight for decades did not improve her self-worth or reduce other people’s criticisms. Like most women who struggle with their weight, she believed that if she could resolve what seemed to be the source of her self-hatred—how and what she ate—she would be thin, happy, and free. That belief, she discovered, was false. When her struggle with food ended—and didn’t change anything except the size of her thighs—she kept trying to fix other broken parts of herself with therapy, intensive meditation retreats, and rigorous spiritual practices. Yet it was only when Geneen stopped trying to change or fix herself—that she was at last able to feel at home in her mind, body, and life. Now, she shares the wisdom of giving up what Geneen calls "the Me Project," and finding the freedom, peace and power that await us just beyond it. With humor, compassion, and insight, This Messy Magnificent Life explores the personal beliefs, hidden traumas, and social pressures that shape not just women’s feelings about their bodies, but also their confidence, choices, and relationships.

“These chapters of simple advice are easily digestible, and reading one per day is a good way to start this practice. Empowering words for women—especially those struggling with body issues—to regain control of their lives.” Kirkus

This Messy Magnificent Life delivers a brilliant, funny, and frank offering at the stroke of midnight (just when we need it). By page ten you're convinced she's your smartest and funniest best friend. This Messy Magnificent Life is—dare I say it? Yep. Messy. It's magnificent, hilarious and 100% the generous, complicated gift that is Geneen Roth's imagination, experience and soul, on a platter. 2018 will be made easier to navigate with This Messy Magnificent Life by my side.” —Kathy Najimy

“Geneen Roth's secret sauce—the ingredients of which are warmth, wisdom, honesty and powerful self-scrutiny—are all blended to perfection in this lovely book, which will be a welcome companion to her legions of readers, and bring her many lucky new ones. There's a reason she's such a treasure.” —Dani Shapiro, author of Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage and Devotion: A Memoir

Geneen Roth is the author of ten books, including the New York Times bestsellers When Food Is Love, Lost and Found, and Women Food and God, as well as The Craggy Hole in My Heart and the Cat Who Fixed It. She has been teaching groundbreaking workshops and retreats for over thirty years and has appeared on numerous national shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show20/20, the Today show, Good Morning America, and The View. She lives in California with exaltations of hummingbirds, her husband, and Izzy the fabulous, eating-disordered dog.

EVENT DETAILS: This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Open seating. Seats are generally set up one hour prior to the event's start time.

 

$26.00
SKU: V9781501182464

Geneen Roth will be visiting Bookshop Santa Cruz for a FREE event on Tuesday, April 17th at 7:00 pm. If you plan to attend the event, you can secure your position in the signing line by purchasing a copy of Geneen Roth's new book This Messy Magnificent Life. Books with signing line vouchers must be paid for in advance, either at Bookshop Santa Cruz or here on our website. Prepaid books with signing line vouchers may be picked up from Bookshop any time before the event on April 17th, or at the event. Internet orders must be placed by Monday, April 16th. After that, please call the store to order.


$26.00
SKU: S9781501182464

If you can't join us for this event, you can still have a copy of This Messy Magnificent Life signed at the event. Books must be paid for in advance and can either be shipped or held for pick-up in the store. Internet orders must be placed by Monday, April 16th. After that, please call the store to inquire about signed editions.

Most authors will be happy to add a name to their signature, but this service is at their discretion and isn't guaranteed. 


 

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