“The things I wanted to be the so-called happy ending didn’t work out but I’m better for it.” – Beth Lauren
This episode is brought to you in collaboration with myPlan.
Today’s guest is Beth Lauren, a writer, producer, and fundraising consultant making her literary debut with the innovative memoir Reeling: Misadventures in Moviemaking, Money and Love. Written partially as a screenplay and partially as a traditional memoir, this book spans several years, countries, and cons in a raw description of mental health, crime, and love towards the ultimate goal of healing.
Connect with Beth on her Twitter or her website bethlaurenltd.com. You can pick up a copy of her book at your local retailer or on Amazon.
Beth’s book recommendation: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
For Twin Cities folks, Feminist Book Club will be at these upcoming events:
FeMNist Night Market @ Parallel Cafe on March 8 from 5-10pm
Arctic Market @ Lakes and Legends Brewery on March 9 from 12-5pm
Wordplay – Minnesota’s largest celebration of readers, authors, and books on May 11-12
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