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June 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Virtual Author Series: Aspen Matis & Deepak Chopra™


June 9, 2020
7:00 pm


Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present…



Your Blue is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir 


Tuesday, June 9, 7pm





About the Book:

From the author of the highly acclaimed 2015 memoir, Girl in the Woods, which has been optioned for a scripted TV series and inspired Lena Dunham to tell her own rape story, comes Your Blue is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir. This new book is about what happened as she was writing Girl in the Woods and picks up where it left off. Aspen and her new husband migrate to New York City, so that she can follow her dream of becoming a writer. She finds their frugal life endearing and their marriage seems like any other until one day Justin gives her a kiss before heading out to attend a friend’s funeral and never returns. Aspen chronicles her struggles writing a book on deadline where it’s “hero” is now missing (she starts drinking heavily, has no money, she eventually lands in the hospital after spending 119 consecutive hours awake, etc.) and exposes the seduction of playing the victim. It’s a poetic and probing inquiry into the nature of marriage and family, as well as a story of creative awakening.







About the Author:

ASPEN MATIS is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Girl in the Woods, published by HarperCollins in 2015. Called “a powerful read” by O, The Oprah Magazine, the book made the Guardian’s annual top fifty list. The New York Times called Matis “a hero. Her short-form writing has been published in the New York Times, the Atlantic, Tin House, Psychology Today, Salon, and Marie Claire. She now lives in New York City, where she visits cute cafés, writes madly, and studies philosophy, following the threads of her fascination. To learn more, visit www.aspen-matis.com.


About the Conversant:

DEEPAK CHOPRA, M.D., F.A.C.P, founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a modern-day health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation.  Chopra is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego and serves as a senior scientist with Gallup Organization. He is the author of over 89 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His 90th book and national bestseller, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential (Harmony Books), unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”

About the Moderator:

KELLY SULLIVAN WALDEN is a certified clinical hypnotherapist, coach, consultant, inspirational speaker, workshop facilitator, and author. She has worked with thousands of individuals, including Fortune 500 executives, UN ambassadors, celebrities, inner-city kids, and stay-at-home moms. Kelly has been featured on many national talk shows, including The Doctor Oz Show, The Real, Coast to Coast, and Hallmark’s Home & Family, and is the host of Ask Doctor Dream on Unity Online Radio. In addition to her latest work, Dream Goddess Empowerment Cards and The Hero’s Journey Dream Oracle Cards, Kelly is also the author of Dream Oracle Cards and ten books, including bestsellers Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and The Unexplainable, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions, I Had the Strangest Dream, It’s All in Your Dreams, Dreaming Heaven, and more.



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