Presentation, Q&A & Book Signing: Steven Lewis "Take This"

Event date: 
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

This event will be held at Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.

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Take This follows the journey of a recently divorced and dispirited 60 year-old psychotherapist, Robert Tevis, who travels in a Winnebago from his former home in upstate New York, and ends up in Costa Rica. Along the way he meets a pair of sweet and companionable young hippies (Clover and Mountain Eagle) in a Virginia WalMart parking lot, reconnects with his angry youngest daughter in Asheville, NC, experiences a failed suicide, tumbles into love with a charmingly hard-edged food writer in New Orleans and travels with her to Mexico City where he suffers a mild stroke...

Steven Lewis is a member of the Sarah Lawrence Writing Institute faculty whose work has appeared in The New York Times MagazineWashington Post, LA Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Spirituality and Health, Ploughshares, Ladies Home Journal and a biblically long list of parenting magazines ( Steven has seven kids, sixteen grandkids). He is also a columnist for Talking Writing ( and Editor of He is also the author of Zen and the Art of Fatherhood (Dutton), The ABCs of Real Family Values (Plume), The Complete Guide for the Anxious Groom (Career Press), and Fear and Loathing of Boca Raton: A Hippie's Guide to the Second Sixties (Quill Driver Books).