CANCELLED: At Home with Literati: Gina Hamadey & Veronica Chambers

Friday, May 7, 2021 - 7:00pm


We're pleased to welcome Gina Hamadey to our At Home with Literati Series in support of I Want to Thank You. She'll be joined in conversation by Veronica Chambers.

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About the book: An inspiring guide to saying thank you, one heartfelt note at a time.

We all know that gratitude is good for us--but the real magic comes when we express it. Writer Gina Hamadey learned this life-changing lesson firsthand when a case of burnout and too many hours on social media left her feeling depleted and disconnected. In this engaging book, she chronicles how twelve months spent writing 365 thank-you notes to strangers, neighbors, family members, and friends shifted her perspective. Her journey shows that developing a lasting active gratitude practice can make you a happier person, heal complicated relationships, and reconnect you with the people you love--all with just a little bit of bravery at the mailbox.

How can we turn an often-dreaded task into a rewarding act of self-care that makes us feel more present, joyful, and connected? Whether we're writing to a long-lost friend, a helpful neighbor, or a child's teacher, this inspiring book helps us reflect on meaningful memories and shared experiences and express ourselves with authenticity, vulnerability, and heart. Informed by Hamadey's year of discovery as well as interviews with experts on relationships, gratitude, and more, this deceptively simple guide offers a powerful way to jump-start your joy.

Hamadey found herself thanking not only family members and friends, but less expected people in her sphere, including local shopkeepers, physical therapists, long-ago career mentors, favorite authors, and more. Once you get going, you might find yourself cultivating an active gratitude practice, too--one heartfelt note of thanks at a time.

Gina Hamadey is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Food & Wine, Rachael Ray Every Day, Women's Health, and other publications. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two young sons.
Veronica Chambers is editor of Narrative Projects at the New York Times. She’s also a prolific author whose work spans genres. She’s co-written four New York Times best-selling memoirs and is the author of her own critically acclaimed memoir, Mama’s Girl. She’s the author of two recent children’s books: Shirley Chisholm is a Verb and Finish the Fight: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote, as well as the young adult novel, The Go-Between.  She is a 2019 James Beard award winner for her work with chefs JJ Johnson and Alexander Smalls on Between Harlem and Heaven, an Afro-Asian cookbook. Born in Panama and raised in Brooklyn, her work often reflects her Afro-Latina heritage.
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I Want to Thank You: How a Year of Gratitude Can Bring Joy and Meaning in a Disconnected World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593189627
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: TarcherPerigee - April 13th, 2021