Eva Hagberg Fisher discusses and signs How to Be Loved: A Memoir of Lifesaving Friendship

 

Eva Hagberg Fisher spent her lonely youth looking everywhere for connection: drugs, alcohol, therapists, boyfriends, girlfriends. Sometimes she found it, but always temporarily. Then, at age thirty, an undiscovered mass in her brain ruptured. So did her life. A brain surgery marked only the beginning of a long journey, and when her illness hit a critical stage, it forced her to finally admit the long-suppressed truth: she was vulnerable, she needed help, and she longed to grow. She needed true friendship for the first time.   How to Be Loved is the story of how an isolated person's life was ripped apart only to be gently stitched back together through friendship, and the recovery--of many stripes--that came along the way. It explores the isolation so many of us feel despite living in an age of constant connectivity; how our ambitions sometimes pull us apart more than bring us together; and how a simple doughnut, delivered by a caring soul, can become the essence of what makes a life valuable. With gorgeous prose shot through with empathy, pain, fear, and the secret truths inside all of us, Eva writes about the friends who taught her to grow up and open her heart--and how the relentlessness of suffering can give rise to the greatest joy. (Houghton Mifflin)

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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$24.00
ISBN: 9780544991156
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - February 5th, 2019