Author Series – Meg Jay, Ph.D
Meg Jay, Ph.D • Supernormal: Childhood Adversity and the Amazing Untold Story of Resilience
Whether it is the loss of a parent to death or divorce; bullying; alcoholism or drug abuse in the home; mental illness in a parent or a sibling; neglect; emotional, physical or sexual abuse; having a parent in jail; or growing up alongside domestic violence, nearly 75% of us experience adversity by the age of 20. But these experiences are often kept secret, as are our courageous battles to overcome them.
Drawing on nearly two decades of work with clients and students, Jay tells the tale of ordinary people made extraordinary by these all-too-common experiences, everyday superheroes who have made a life out of dodging bullets and leaping over obstacles, even as they hide in plain sight as doctors, artists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, parents, activists, teachers, students and readers. She gives a voice to the supernormals among us as they reveal not only “How do they do it?” but also “How does it feel?”
These powerful stories, and those of public figures from Andre Agassi to Jay Z, will show supernormals they are not alone but are, in fact, in good company. Marvelously researched and compassionately written, this exceptional book narrates the continuing saga that is resilience as it challenges us to consider whether — and how — the good wins out in the end.
When: November 18, Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Sundance Mountain Resort, The Tree Room Restaurant
Cost: $85 per person. Includes lecture and discussion, signed copy of the author’s book, brunch in the Tree Room and gratuity. Alcohol not included. Advance reservations required.
Tickets are available online or by calling 866.734.4428.