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Hot and Hopeful
Or at least that's the goal for summer
First of all, it is such a cool connection through space and time to get your feedback about my memoir, The Unlikely Village of Eden. And every time you tell someone about the book, post about it, or write a review you a. give me a jolt of joy and b. increase the chances that someone else will discover something that resonates for them within those pages. Did I mention a hearty thanks? You make my heart soar. In a good way.
I am excited about July, not only because there is not a snowflake in sight. Here are a few events that I am looking forward to this month, and keep posted for more on my IG @emmanadlerwrites
• Join me and local powerhouse podcaster Nina Badzin, of Dear Nina: Conversations About Friendship for an interactive book club session on Thursday, July 27th from 6:30-8pm at Westwood Hills Nature Center in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota.
Take an evening away from your other responsibilities to talk in depth about friendship, connection, and the themes of The Unlikely Village of Eden. Read the book in advance or pick up a copy at the event. This will be a rollicking, joyful, no-shame space in collaboration with Comma, a bookshop, so come as you are. You will be in good company. Free, pre-register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-unlikely-village-of-eden-with-emma-nadler-and-nina-badzin-tickets-672693894547
• I’m thrilled to join Martha Beck’s The Gathering Pod on Facebook LIVE on July 30th at 3pm Central Time for a conversation with the incomparable NYT bestselling author and coach Martha Beck. Hope you can check it out! https://www.facebook.com/themarthabeck/
Here are a few ideas to make the month a little more hopeful:
The Stress Prescription: 7 Days to More Joy and Ease by Dr. Elissa Epel, PhD
This is truly the best book on caregiver stress I can remember reading, and it is for anyone experiencing stress (AKA everyone currently alive). It is not focused on self-care—it is about accepting uncertainty and using research-based tools to feel better now. I can’t stop talking (and writing) about this book.
Janelle Monáe The Age of Pleasure
Pitchfork titled their review of this album, “Janelle Monáe Creates a Queer Paradise on The Age of Pleasure” I think that sums it up. This is a joyful and sexy album (if you are sensitive to language, I would avoid the E version). Perfect for summer.
Buddhist Lessons on Anxiety | Leslie Booker (Episode 358 Ten Percent Happier)
The Ten Percent Happier podcast and related app is full of helpful mindfulness-related resources for people who range from skeptical to embracing of meditation practices; I often recommend it to my therapy clients. Leslie Booker, who goes by Booker, is a soulful and relatable meditation teacher who I also turn to myself when I am feeling overly stressed.
Thank you again for your support of all things The Unlikely Village of Eden! It would be just a memoir about the past without you showing up now to bring it to life.
Here’s to a hot and hopeful summer,
Ps. I often add links for many of these resources in order to make things easy to find. I do not receive any affiliate income or kickbacks from Hope Is the New Hot (related to books and events outside of The Unlikely Village of Eden). This newsletter is about hope, and thankfully, hope is free.