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Janelle Hanchett at BookPeople on July 13

The Forrest Four-Cast: July 8, 2018

The author of the recently-published book “,” Janelle Hanchett comes to BookPeople on the evening of Friday, July 13.

This forthright, wickedly-funny, and ultimately empowering memoir chronicles her tumultuous journey from young motherhood to abysmal addiction and a recovery she never imagined possible. The book builds upon many of the themes explored in her popular “” blog.

Hanchett’s voice is one of warmth and wit to those who feel like outsiders in parenthood and life — calling out the rhetoric surrounding “the sanctity of motherhood” as tired and empty, boldly recounting instead how one grows to accept an imperfect self within an imperfect life — thinking, with great and final relief, “Well, I’ll be damned, I’m just happy to be here.”

Book People is located at 603 North Lamar. The Janelle Hanchett book reading on July 13 begins at 7:00 pm. You can also order a signed copy of “I’m Just Happy To Be Here” .

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