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April 7 @ 7:00 pm
The Gift of Forgiveness: Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt
Books & Books presents…
An Evening with Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt
In conversation with Jamie Kern Lima
The Gift of Forgiveness
(Penguin Life, $14)
Wednesday, April 7, 7pm EST
A fresh, inspiring book on learning how to forgive, with firsthand stories from those who have learned to let go of resentment and find peace.
Written with grace and understanding and based on more than twenty in-depth interviews and stories as well as personal reflections from Schwarzenegger Pratt herself, The Gift of Forgiveness is about one of the most difficult challenges in life–learning to forgive. Here, Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt shows us what we can learn from those who have struggled with forgiveness, some still struggling, and others who have been able to forgive what might seem truly unforgivable. The book features experiences from those well-known and unknown, including Elizabeth Smart, who learned to forgive her captors; Sue Klebold, whose son, Dylan, was one of the Columbine shooters, learning empathy and how to forgive herself; Chris Williams, who forgave the drunken teenager who killed his wife and child; and of course Schwarzenegger Pratt’s own challenges and path to forgiveness in her own life. All provide different journeys to forgiveness and the process–sometimes slow and thorny, sometimes almost instantaneous–by which they learned to forgive and let go.
The Gift of Forgiveness is a perfect blend of personal insights, powerful quotations, and hard-won wisdom for those seeking a way to live with greater acceptance, grace, and peace.
About the Author:
Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt is a mother, wife, daughter, sister, animal activist and New York Times bestselling author. As a passionate animal advocate, Katherine works as an Ambassador for Best Friends Animal Society and the ASPCA, lending her time, voice and energy to spread awareness about animal rescue. As an author, Katherine has skillfully translated her own personal experiences into all four of her books that speak to her generation. In 2021, Katherine launched the weekly Instagram Live series “Before, During & After” (BDA) Baby, in which she discusses a variety of topics surrounding pregnancy, fertility, motherhood and more with notable guests and experts. Katherine lives with her family in Los Angeles.
About the Moderator:
Jamie Kern Lima is a New York Times bestselling author and Founder of IT Cosmetics, a company she started in her living room and grew to the largest luxury makeup brand in the country. She sold the company to L’Oreal in a billion-dollar deal and became the first female CEO of a brand in its 100+ year history. Her love of her customers and remarkable authenticity and belief eventually landed her on the Forbes America’s Richest Self-Made Women list. She’s the author of the new book Believe IT: How to Go From Underestimated to Unstoppable, an instant New York Times bestseller, USA Today bestseller, #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller, #1 Amazon bestseller, #1 Publishers Weekly bestseller and #1 Barnes & Noble bestseller. She’s a mother of two, an active investor, speaker, and thought leader who is passionate about inspiring and elevating women. She’s also an active philanthropist who has donated over $40 million in product and funds to help women face the effects of cancer with confidence. She’s also donating 100% of her author proceeds for Believe It to Feeding America and Together Rising. Learn more at BelieveIt.com.