Our upcoming book selections.
This months meeting will be online: August 12, 2020 at 6:30PM
We will be discussing "Epiphany: True Stories of Sudden Insight to Inspire, Encourage, and Transform
by Elise Ballard
The author, Elise Ballard has had life-changing moments, and she started asking others if they had ever experienced these kinds of breakthroughs. What began as simple curiosity led to an unexpected and exciting journey, spanning several years and the breadth of human experience. The result of her interviews is her book, Epiphany, a collection of more than fifty revelations that changed lives forever. Inspiring, thought-provoking, and eye-opening, Epiphany shares deeply intimate stories of people from all walks of life, from public figures like Maya Angelou, Deepak Chopra, Ali MacGraw, Cory Booker, and Barry Manilow, to personal acquaintances and lifelong friends, to new contacts made in the most unexpected and serendipitous of circumstances. Whether discovering purpose in life, awakening to new possibilities, or finding a new direction after a catastrophic setback, each person’s epiphany is a gift, providing new insight into these remarkable lives and a window into the universal truths that connect us all.
Elise Ballard is a writer, speaker, and producer. She started her career in entertainment working as an actress in New York, Austin and Los Angeles, and moved into independent filmmaking and producing. Her directorial debut, Lord of the Wiens: A Dachumentary, a movie about the annual Wiener Dog Races in Buda, TX, became a cult hit. She contributes to publications such as Psychology Today, Live Happy Magazine and the wildly popular website, Positively Positive, and is a twice-invited TEDx speaker. Elise also had the privilege of being invited to attend and cover the Nobel Prizes, and she serves as one of the judges for the prestigious Humanitas Prize in Los Angeles, awarding writers for emphasizing and celebrating humanistic values in their work. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.