Darien Library and Barrett Bookstore welcome Author Gina Hamadey, I Want To Thank You: How a Year of Gratitude Can Bring Joy and Meaning in a Disconnected World and Author A.J. Jacobs of Thanks A Thousand: A Gratitude Journey.
About I Want to Thank You
If there is one thing that Gina Hamadey learned after 365 days of writing thank-you notes, it’s this: the real magic of gratitude comes when we share it. In I Want to Thank You: How a Year of Gratitude Can Bring Joy and Meaning in a Disconnected World, Hamadey, after dealing with a case of burnout and disconnection, reveals how twelve months spent writing 365 thank-you notes to strangers, neighbors, family members, and friends shifted her perspective. Her journey led to a lasting active gratitude practice that can make readers happier people, heal complicated relationships, and reconnect them with people they love—all with just a little bit of bravery at the mailbox.
About Gina Hamadey
Gina Hamadey is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Food & Wine, Rachael Ray Every Day, Women's Health, and other publications. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two young sons.
About Thanks a Thousand
A.J. Jacobs decided to thank every single person involved in producing his morning cup of coffee. The resulting journey takes him across the globe, transforms his life, and reveals secrets about how gratitude can make us all happier, more generous, and more connected.
About A.J. Jacobs
A.J. Jacobs is an author, journalist, lecturer and human guinea pig. He has written four New York Times bestsellers that combine memoir, science, humor and a dash of self-help. Among his books are The Know-It-All, The Year of Living Biblically, and Thanks a Thousand, in which he travels the globe to thank everyone who had even the slightest role in making his morning cup of coffee. He is a contributor to NPR, The New York Times, and Esquire, among others. He has given several TED talks, including ones about living biblically, creating a one-world family, and living healthily that have amassed over 10 million views.