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Your Turn: How to Be an Adult
Five years ago, Julie Lythcott-Haims exploded onto the market with her New York Times bestselling book How to Raise an Adult, addressing the ways in which over-parenting robs our children of agency and resilience. Her TED Talk on the subject has more than 5 million views, and in 2020 she became a regular contributor with CBS This Morning on parenting. Now, with the publication of her hotly anticipated new book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, Ms. Lythcott-Haims shifts her sights to those kids, now 18 to 35 years old, about whose unreadiness for adulthood much has been spoken, reported, and memed over the last ten years. Here, with a lens of humility and curiosity on this generation, she offers a compassionate and personal account of what it means to be a grown-up today.

Notably, Ms. Lythcott-Haims crafted a text that imagines all readers, incorporating perspectives of people whom in the aggregate reflect the rich diversity of our human community, intentionally bringing those who have been kept in the margins onto the center of the page.

Ms. Lythcott-Haims will be in conversation with Gia Clarke, an honors student at Loyola University Chicago majoring in advertising/public relations and anthropology.

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and our YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Your Turn from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Ms. Lythcott-Haims and Ms. Clarke that will start immediately after the webinar. Copy and paste this link to purchase the book: https://www.thebookstall.com/event/julie-lythcott-haims-your-turn-how-be-adult-fan-program

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Apr 22, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Julie Lythcott-Haims
Writer. Speaker. Human. @https://www.julielythcotthaims.com
Julie Lythcott-Haims believes in humans and is deeply interested in what gets in our way. In addition to her latest book Your Turn, she is the New York Times bestselling author of the anti-helicopter parenting manifesto How to Raise an Adult. Her TED Talk on the subject has more than 5 million views, and in 2020 she became a regular contributor with CBS This Morning on parenting. Her second book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience as a Black and biracial person in white spaces. Ms. Lythcott-Haims is a former corporate lawyer and Stanford dean, and she holds a BA from Stanford, a JD from Harvard, and an MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts. She serves on the board of Common Sense Media, and on the advisory board of LeanIn.Org .
Gia Clarke
Undergraduate honors student, Loyola University Chicago @https://www.instagram.com/honorsbipoc/
A lifelong Evanston resident, Gia Clarke studies advertising/public relations and anthropology at Loyola University Chicago. Ms. Clarke is a founding member and marketing co-chair of the Honors BIPOC Coalition, an organization dedicated to diversifying the Honors Program at Loyola. Gia works as a media associate at Insurance AUM Journal, and she leads freshman orientations at Loyola.
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Baker Demonstration School, Beacon Academy, Chiaravalle Montessori School, Christ Church Winnetka, Compass Health Center, Family Service of Glencoe, Haven Youth and Family Services, Latin School of Chicago, Mindful Psychology Associates, New Trier Parents' Association, North Shore Country Day School, Porter-Gaud Parent Association, Regina Dominican High School, Rogers Park Montessori School, Roycemore School, Sacred Heart Schools, School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, Science and Arts Academy, Stevenson High School D125, The Alliance for Early Childhood, and Wintrust Bank.