Anna Sale with Angela Garbes

Anna Sale, the host of WNYC’s hugely popular ‘Death, Sex, & Money’ podcast, takes what it is to have those soul-baring and soul-bearing conversations and puts it into her much-anticipated first book, Let’s Talk About Hard Things (Simon & Schuster). For this virtual Town Hall visit, which may not be all hard conversation, she’ll be joined by Seattle’s Angela Garbes, author of the bestselling Like a Mother, and formerly a writer at The Stranger, and even more formerly, a bookseller at Elliott Bay. Anna Sale’s book is about how she has the conversations she has - and how others can, too.

"In Let's Talk About Hard Things, Anna Sale brings us fascinating conversations that feel both intensely personal and widely universal, then shows us how to start having them in our own lives. You will laugh, cry, nod in recognition, and by the end, feel like no topic is off limits when it comes to creating meaningful connection. I want to give a copy of this book to every family member, friend, and therapy patient I see.” —Lori Gottlieb.

"Anna Sale has a real gift for cutting through the white noise that so often overwhelms our most urgent, high-stakes conversations. She's teaching us how to listen to one another again. No one can save us from life's plot twists—and no one should—but page by page, sentence by sentence, Sale is committed to seeing us through." —Saeed Jones.

Presented by Town Hall Arts & Culture in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company

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Let's Talk About Hard Things Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501190247
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - May 4th, 2021

Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062662958
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Wave - May 7th, 2019

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 7:30pm
Virtually Hosted by Town Hall Seattle
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