Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Kelly Corrigan in conversation with Ruthie Lindsey for a discussion of Kelly’s new book, Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say, as part of our Salon@615 speaker series.
This event is free and open to the public. In order to join the signing line and have any books signed at this event, you must purchase a copy of Tell Me More from Parnassus Books either in-store, over the phone, or online. Your purchase will include a signing line ticket that will serve as your admission into the signing line. As a Salon@615 patron, you will receive 10% off!
More about Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say:
Tell Me More, by the New York Times bestselling author Kelly Corrigan, is a funny, meaningful, and touching exploration of the 12 sentences that life requires as well as an ode to the fact that we are all works-in-progress. With her signature candor and good will, each chapter draws from her sometimes ridiculous, sometimes profound struggles with parenting and marriage, career and friendship, illness, aging and mortality. In “I Don’t Know,” she wrestles to make peace from uncertainty; in “Tell Me More,” she tries to master the art of shutting up and listening; in “I Was Wrong,” she comes clean about her disastrous role in an epic family argument; and in “No,” she admires her mother’s ability to set boundaries and her willingness to be unpopular. Ultimately, Tell Me More is an argument for the power of the right words at the right moment to change everything.
In her three previous bestsellers, Kelly Corrigan has won an avid following from readers, critics, and booksellers for her finely wrought and deeply emotional memoirs about the joy and pain of human connection. In The Middle Place, she introduced us to her father -- the unforgettable, endlessly optimistic Greenie; in Lift, she explored the often-turbulent air around parenthood; and in Glitter and Glue, she took on the sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally sublime bond between mothers and daughters.
More About Kelly Corrigan:
O: The Oprah Magazine calls Kelly Corrigan the voice of her generation. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Glitter and Glue, The Middle Place, and Lift. She contributes to The Nantucket Project and Medium and is the host of KQED Radio’s Exactly. Kelly created Notes & Words, an annual benefit concert for Children’s Hospital Oakland featuring writers and musicians onstage together. Her YouTube channel, which includes video essays like “Transcending” and interviews with writers like Michael Lewis and Anna Quindlen, has been viewed by millions. She lives near Oakland, California, with her husband and two teenage daughters.
More About Ruthie Lindsey:
Ruthie Lindsey is a Nashville-based speaker, stylist, and world traveler whose work has been featured in Darling Magazine, The Great Discontent, Better Homes & Gardens, Lonny, and Design* Sponge to name a few. She's hosted events for Kinfolk, Free People, Tinker Street & more. Ruthie speaks and travels, sharing about living a rich, beautiful life in the midst of brokenness and pain.
More About Salon@615
Salon@615 presents bestselling authors free to the public through a unique partnership between the Nashville Public Library, The Nashville Public Library Foundation, Humanities Tennesse, BookPage magazine, and Parnassus Books. Together, we nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting author events and book signings to our community. Since its inception in early 2011, Salon@615 has become a regular and vital author reading series on Nashville's cultural calendar.