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February 12, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
My What If Year x FunDimension Event for Alisha Fernandez Miranda
Books & Books and FunDimension presents…
ALISHA FERNANDEZ MIRANDA
(Zibby Books, $16.99)
Sunday, February 12th, 3-6 PM | LIVE & IN-PERSON at FunDimension, 2129 Northwest 1st Court Miami, FL 33127
Join us for an in-person community event with author and podcaster, Alisha Fernandez Miranda, for the launch of her memoir My What If Year. Tickets include two rounds of a FunDimension attraction of your choice, one signed book, and crafts for adults (and kids!). This event will be hosted at FunDimension (2129 NW 1st Court, Miami, FL 33127) with Books & Books on-site to handle book sales.
About the Book:
An exuberant, hilarious memoir about a woman who pauses her successful career for a year and explores the “What If” jobs of her dreams.
On the cusp of turning forty, Alisha Fernandez Miranda has climbed to the peak of personal and professional success, but at a price; she’s overworked and exhausted.
Bravely, Miranda decides to give herself a break, temporarily pausing her stressful career as the CEO of her own consulting firm. With the tentative blessing of her husband and eight-year-old twins, she leaves her home in London to spend one year exploring the dream jobs of her youth, seeking answers to the question, “What If?”
What follows is a spirited and hilarious journey for Alisha – and the reader. Contending with her lack of experience (and the onset of a global pandemic), Alisha gofers for two high-profile Broadway productions (and nearly tramples Stephan Sondheim), attempts to master a fitness regimen called Voga (a cross between yoga and “voguing”), feigns confidence while handling multi-million-dollar artwork at Christie’s, and literally sets her shirt on fire while serving rack of lamb in a posh hotel on Scotland’s remote Isle of Skye. Her experiences are at once challenging and humbling, and push the boundaries of what Alisha thought she was physically, mentally, and emotionally capable of. Alisha’s “What If” year reveals that she can achieve success on her own terms by embodying the spirit of the intern: never stop learning, be flexible, and understand that failure is a prerequisite for growth.
For anyone who’s ever felt stuck in a rut, My What If Year proves that it’s never too late to say yes to second chances and explore the roads untraveled throughout your life.
About the Author:
A respected authority on women’s empowerment, social impact, and sustainability, Alisha Fernandez Miranda serves as Chair and former CEO of I.G. Advisors, an award-winning social impact intelligence agency that consults with the world’s biggest non-profits, foundations, and corporations on their philanthropy and social initiatives. Her clients include The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Ford Foundation, and UN Women. At the beginning of 2020, Alisha paused her high-powered career to pursue a series of internships on Broadway, with contemporary art dealer Blain, fitness studio Retroglow, and in the kitchen of the Kinloch Lodge. Alisha is the daughter of a Cuban immigrant and hails from Miami.
She is co-author of 50 Years: Kinloch Lodge and her writing has been featured in Vogue, Business Insider, Romper, Huffington Post, among others. She’s a graduate of Harvard University and the London School of Economics. She currently lives in Scotland with her husband and twins.
A state-of-the-art adult and family friendly entertainment center, built with the idea of combining engaging attractions, dynamic atmosphere and a full restaurant featuring craft beer and wine for adults. Conveniently located in Wynwood, FunDimension caters to both adults and families– those who are here to have fun, and those who are looking for a comfortable place to work or socialize while their children play. Whether you are looking for arcade games, laser tag arena, axe throwing, bumper cars, virtual reality or an indoor playground—we have it all in one 15,000 square foot air-conditioned facility. Our restaurant features sumptuous and healthy dishes from around the world, and a variety of drinks from specialty coffee to craft beer and wine. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable experience!