Tuesday, June 18th @ 6:30 pm - Tracy Strauss w/Carmen Rios discusses and signs "I Just Haven't Met You Yet"
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Tracy Strauss to the store to discuss and sign I Just Haven't Met You Yet: Finding Empowerment in Dating, Love, and Life on Tuesday, June 18th at 6:30 pm. Joining her in conversation will be Digital Editor at Ms. Magazine, Carmen Rios. Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store.
A Modern-Day Bridget Jones’s Diary Meets Eat, Pray, Love. One of Bustle’s “Writers to Watch” offers advice, life lessons, with lots of heart.
Written as an open love letter to the author's future life partner, I Just Haven’t Met You Yet details Tracy Strauss’ dating history and her journey to dismantle the effects and stigmas of an abusive past, break free of destructive relationship patterns, and ultimately conquer her fear of truly being seen by the world, flaws and all. The author shares the transformative lessons she learned and self-empowerment she achieved while passing each hurdle along the way to finding the love of her life.
Tracy Strauss helps readers empower themselves by taking a challenging look at the ways the negative events of their lives, including sexual harassment, assault, and abuse, have shaped their self-perception and created obstacles to personal success, and how readers can change that troubled self-image along with their (love) lives.
I Just Haven’t Met You Yet is a modern-day journey of the heart. It is a story about taking big risks, changing old habits and beliefs about dating, and speaking back to the naysayers, especially that internal critic, the inner love saboteur. It is a prime mover and the only epistolary memoir cum dating/relationship essay book of its kind.
Tracy Strauss has been named by Bustle as one of eight women writers with advice to follow. Former essays editor for The Rumpus, she has written and spoken extensively about writing #MeToo-themed stories. Her personal essays and articles have appeared in Glamour, Ms., Salon, HuffPost, Writer's Digest Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Cognoscenti, and The Southampton Review, among other publications, including her six-month Ploughshares blog series on Writing Trauma: Notes of Transcendence and her recent article on #MeToo: Crafting Our Most Difficult True Stories, for Poets & Writers Magazine. Winner of the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Award for Nonfiction, Tracy has been featured on television in her role as a relationship blogger for the Huffington Post. She currently teaches writing, and Zumba, in Boston.
Carmen Rios is currently the Digital Editor at Ms. magazine, Contributing Editor at Argot Magazine, of which she is also a co-founder, and co-host of Trigger Happy, a web series tackling each week’s top stories about women’s issues. Her writing has been published by outlets like BuzzFeed, BITCH, ElixHER, MEL, and Feministing, and she is also the former co-host and co-producer of The Bossy Show, a political talk show for young women. Carmen frequently appears in media and at events to speak on feminist issues. She has been overheard on NPR and forced to wear make-up on CNN, Good Morning America, and the Early Show. Her work has been covered by the Washington Post and The Guardian.
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