Oblong Online: Sari Botton - AND YOU MAY FIND YOURSELF

Event date: 
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
EST via Zoom


In conversation with Megan Stielstra.

Free. Registration Required.


Gen-X author Sari Botton's new memoir in essays is about "finding" yourself later in life after first getting lost in all the wrong places. As Botton discovers, the wrong places famously include her own self-suppression and misguided efforts to please others (mostly men). Botton will talk with author Megan Stielstra about coming to feminism and self-actualization as an older person, second (and third and fourth) chances-and how maybe it's never too late to find your way...assuming you're lucky enough to live long.

Sari BottonAnd You May Find Yourself by Sari BottonMegan Stielstra

"In her edgy, tender, witty way, Sari Botton has written a book for any woman who ever contorted herself to fit culturally imposed ideals, in other words, all of us. In witnessing the ways Sari has fought and failed and flourished, in the poignancy and laughter, there is deep wisdom and an abundance of spirit."-Beverly Donofrio, author of Riding in Cars with Boys

Sari Botton is a writer and editor living in Kingston, NY. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, and elsewhere. She is a contributing editor at Catapult and the former Essays Editor for Longreads. She edited the award-winning, bestselling anthologies Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York and Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York. She teaches creative nonfiction at Wilkes University, Catapult, Bay Path University, and Kingston Writers' Studio. She publishes the newsletters Oldster Magazine, Memoir Monday, and Adventures in Journalism. @saribotton

Megan Stielstra is the author of three collections: Everyone Remain Calm, Once I Was Cool, and The Wrong Way to Save Your Life, the 2017 Nonfiction Book of the Year from the Chicago Review of Books. Her work appears in the Best American Essays, New York Times, The Believer, Poets & Writers, Tin House, Longreads, Guernica, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She is currently Senior Fellow with the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California. Creative Nonfiction faculty at Northwestern University and online with Catapult and StoryStudio.

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And You May Find Yourself... By Sari Botton Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942762997
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Heliotrope Books LLC - May 31st, 2022

Goodbye to All That (Revised Edition): Writers on Loving and Leaving New York By Sari Botton (Editor) Cover Image
By Sari Botton (Editor)
ISBN: 9781541675681
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Seal Press - April 6th, 2021

Never Can Say Goodbye: Writers on Their Unshakable Love for New York By Sari Botton (Editor) Cover Image
By Sari Botton (Editor)
ISBN: 9781476784403
Availability: Available in our Warehouse: Usually Ships in 3-8 Days
Published: Gallery Books - October 14th, 2014

Once I Was Cool: Personal Essays By Megan Stielstra Cover Image
ISBN: 9780810143920
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Northwestern University Press - August 15th, 2021