Musical guests: The Nite Owls – Wyatt and Sarah (https://www.facebook.com/theniteowlsws)
Community moment: Sara Conrad
Featured speaker: Author Jen Mann: “Anyone Else Falling Apart, Or Is It Just Me? (Midlife Malaise)
Jen Mann had what appeared to have the perfect life: a successful career as a bestselling author and award-winning blogger, a devoted husband, teenage kids who weren’t total jerks, and a badass minivan. So imagine her surprise when, at age 47, a midlife crisis kicked her straight in the ladybits. She wrote a raw and vulnerable blog post in the middle of the night and started a movement to create a new space where middle-aged women can share openly and honestly with one another.
Jen Mann is best known for her wildly popular and hysterical blog People I Want to Punch in the Throat. She has been described by many as Erma Bombeck―with f-bombs. Jen is known for her hilarious rants and funny observations on everything from parenting to gift giving to celebrity behavior to politics to Elves on Shelves. She does not suffer fools lightly. Jen is the author of the New York Times bestseller People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges, which was a Finalist for a Goodreads Choice Award. Her latest book is Midlife Bites: Anyone Else Falling Apart, Or Is It Just Me?, which was a Nominee for a Goodreads Choice Award. She is also the mastermind behind the New York Times bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series. Jen is a married mother of two children whom she calls Gomer and Adolpha in her writings―she swears their real names are actually worse.
Location: UMKC Royall Hall 111
800 E 52nd St, Kansas City, MO 64110
Free Sunday parking in the parking garage at 52nd and Rockhill Rd. (enter from 52nd & Charlotte).
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