Barrett Bookstore Welcomes Anna Sale in conversation with Kelly Corrigan on May 13

Barrett Bookstore is thrilled to welcome author and beloved WYNC podcast creator and host Anna Sale in virtual conversation with author, television (Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan) + podcast (Kelly Corrigan Wonders) host Kelly Corrigan. The virtual conversation will take place on Thursday, May 13, 7PM.

Anna and Kelly will be in conversation about, among other things, their new books: Let’s Talk About Hard Things (Sale) and Hello World! (Corrigan).

This virtual conversation between Anna Sale and Kelly Corrigan will celebrate the release of their new books, and will focus on all the tough topics and transitions that we all encounter throughout life. Both Sale and Corrigan are committed to having honest conversations as a way of connecting humans to one another; especially during this time when we have all been so disconnected physically, it’s ever more important that we dive in deeply and connect with each other about the things that matter most in life.

Taking a cue from Sale’s podcast Death, Sex, & Money (the New York Times calls Sale “a therapist at happy hour”) the authors will have direct and thought-provoking conversations about the topics in Sale’s new book, highlighting the importance of connecting especially during these uncertain times. Death, sex, money, family and identity are all topics that may be covered. The authors will also celebrate the release of Corrigan’s new picture book Hello World! which celebrates independence and freedom for young children.

About Let’s Talk About Hard Things

In Let’s Talk About Hard Things, Sale uses the best of what she’s learned from her podcast to reveal that when we have the courage to talk about hard things, we learn about ourselves, others, and the world that we make together. Diving into five of the most fraught conversation topics—death, sex, money, family, and identity—she moves between memoir, fascinating snapshots of a variety of Americans opening up about their lives, and expert opinions to show why having tough conversations is important and how to do them in a thoughtful and generous way. She uncovers that listening may be the most important part of a tough conversation, that the end goal should be understanding without the pressure of reconciliation, and that there are some things that words can’t fix (and why that’s actually okay).

Touching, personal, and inspiring, Let's Talk About Hard Things is a profound meditation on why communication can connect us instead of divide us and how we can all do it better.

About Hello World!

From New York Times bestselling author Kelly Corrigan comes a book that celebrates the people in our lives and the meaningful connections we make that come from asking each other questions. Hello World! is the perfect reminder that the journeys we take through life are all about the people we will meet along the way–people who will make us smarter, stronger, and more amazing than we ever thought possible. With her trademark inspirational wisdom, Kelly Corrigan writes the perfect book for anyone about to embark on a new adventure.

About Anna Sale

Anna Sale is the creator and host of Death, Sex & Money, the award-winning podcast from WNYC Studios, where she’s been doing interviews about “the things we think about a lot and need to talk about more” since 2014. Before that, she covered politics for public radio for years. She grew up in West Virginia and lives in the East Bay in California with her husband and two daughters.

About Kelly Corrigan

Kelly Corrigan has been called “the voice of her generation” by O, The Oprah Magazine and “the poet laureate of the ordinary” by The Huffington Post. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Tell Me More, The Middle Place, Glitter and Glue and Lift. She is also the creative director of the Nantucket Project and the host of both the PBS program Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan and the podcast Kelly Corrigan Wonders. She lives near Oakland, California, with her husband, Edward Lichty, and her daughters, Georgia and Claire.

As a part of the conversation, there will be an opportunity for Q and A.

Books available for purchase in-store or via the Barrett Bookstore website here.


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