Join us on Wednesday, July 21 for Dear Therapists / Love, Avid Readers: A Session with Lori Gottlieb & Guy Winch. This livestream event will feature a conversation with author-therapists Lori Gottlieb and Guy Winch, moderated by Avid Bookshop business owner Janet Geddis.
We are so excited to be part of the podcast's season 2 launch week! That's right: the new season of Dear Therapists will premiere on July 20, the day before Avid's virtual livestream event. The audio of this event will eventually become a season 2 episode of the podcast as well!
New and established fans of the critically acclaimed Dear Therapists podcast can tune in live to this Avid Bookshop Zoom event and ask a question of our featured guests.
How to attend
This is a ticketed virtual event; registration is required. Tickets are $10/ea and must be purchased on this web page (scroll down to buy a ticket).
The ticket serves more than one purpose: it gives you access to the event, plus it serves as a $10 coupon you can use toward a purchase of any of the authors' books listed below. Note: A bookseller will apply the coupon to applicable books purchased at the same time as the event ticket. Otherwise, a coupon code will be sent for use up to one week after the event date (expires August 1, 2021, limit one coupon per ticket purchased; not transferrable).
Ticket buyers will receive a Zoom link via email one hour before the event begins. Please purchase your tickets early, as ticket sales will be cut off at 7pm ET on the day of the event (July 21, 2021).
About the event
After a brief introduction from Janet, Lori and Guy will take people behind the scenes of the podcast. The therapists will talk about the kinds of things people who write to them are struggling with (the same things we're all struggling with) and how they help. They'll also explore related themes in their respective books, columns (Guy for TED, Lori for The Atlantic), and clinical practices.
And because this special event is hosted by a bookstore, Janet will ask Lori and Guy about books they've recommended to patients in their practices and in sessions from the podcast. Regulars at Avid Bookshop know that we booksellers are adept at finding the right book for the right reader at the right time--we'll hear how Lori and Guy take a similar approach using bibliotherapy with their clients.
The evening will wrap up with a handful of questions from audience members.
Lori Gottlieb's books
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: https://www.avidbookshop.com/book/9781328662057
Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough: https://www.avidbookshop.com/book/9780451232168
Guy Winch's books
Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts: https://www.avidbookshop.com/book/9780142181072
How to Fix a Broken Heart: https://www.avidbookshop.com/book/9781501120121
Lori & Guy's podcast intro
I’m Lori Gottlieb, author of Maybe You Should Talk To Someone. And I’m Guy Winch, author of Emotional First Aid. We’re both advice columnists, TED speakers, and of course therapists in clinical practice who want to bring the lessons of the therapy room outside the therapy room…to all of you. Each week on Dear Therapists, we invite you to be a fly on the wall in these personal, raw, transformative sessions with everyday people and then hear what happens when we give concrete, actionable advice and have them report back to let us know how things went after the session ended. We’re sharing these real sessions because we believe that everyone can benefit from hearing how people just like them get through their struggles and grow and change. So sit back and come into the therapy room with us…and prepare to learn a lot about yourself in the process.
About the therapist/author Lori Gottlieb
Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and author of the New York Times bestseller Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which has sold over a million copies and is currently being adapted as a television series. In addition to her clinical practice, she writes The Atlantic’s weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column and is co-host of the popular “Dear Therapists” podcast produced by Katie Couric. She contributes regularly to The New York Times and many other publications and in 2019, her TED Talk was one of the Top 10 Most Watched of the Year. A member of the Advisory Council for Bring Change to Mind, Lori is a sought-after expert in media such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN, and NPR’s Fresh Air. Learn more at https://lorigottlieb.com/about or by following her on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author.
About the therapist/author Guy Winch
Guy Winch is a licensed psychologist who works with individuals, couples, and families. As an advocate for psychological health, he has spent the last two decades adapting the findings of scientific studies into tools his patients, readers, and audience members can use to enhance and maintain their mental health. As an identical twin with a keen eye for any signs of favoritism, he believes we need to practice emotional hygiene with the same diligence with which we practice personal and dental hygiene.
His books--including Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts and How to Fix a Broken Heart--have been translated into 26 languages. He also writes the popular "Squeaky Wheel Blog" on PsychologyToday.com.
A prolific speaker, Guy has multiple TED Talks you can watch online. Recently, Guy partnered with TED to launch Dear Guy, a science-based advice column for TED's Ideas blog. His podcast, Dear Therapists, is cohosted with fellow TED speaker Lori Gottlieb and executive produced by Katie Couric. He has also dabbled in stand-up comedy.
About the moderator, Janet Geddis
Janet Geddis is a business owner, writer, speaker, and community leader. The owner of Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia, Janet is involved with regional and national book industry organizations, presenting at least twice a year at conferences and volunteering her time for advisory boards. She holds an M.Ed. in educational psychology from UGA with an emphasis in creativity studies. Using the moniker "The Migraine Girl," Janet is a professional patient advocate and spokesperson.
In recent years, Janet established a robust speaking career, presenting original speeches, commencement addresses, and talks to audiences of all sizes. One of her lifetime dreams came true in February 2021 when she was chosen to interview Brené Brown as part of a conference keynote conversation. Recently she and Avid were featured in a WebMD film, a Facebook video series, and even a one-on-one interview with Stacey Abrams. She is a contributor to podcasts and radio programs, including shows on Georgia Public Broadcasting and NPR.
The ticket serves more than one purpose: it gives you access to the event, plus it serves as a $10 coupon you can use toward a purchase of any of the authors' books listed below.
Note: A bookseller will apply the coupon to applicable books purchased at the same time as the event ticket. Otherwise, a coupon code will be sent for use up to one week after the event date (expires August 1, 2021, limit one coupon per ticket purchased; not transferable).