Book Talk: Author Katrina Alcorn

When & Where
Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA 94549
March 20, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
925 385 2280

Katrina Alcorn comes to the LLLC to discuss her book, Maxed Out - American Moms on the Brink. Alcorn was a 37-year-old mother with a happy marriage and a thriving career when one day, on the way to Target to buy diapers, she had a breakdown. Her carefully built career shuddered to a halt, and her journey through depression, anxiety, and insomnia - followed by medication, meditation, and therapy - began.

Alcorn wondered how a woman like herself, with a loving husband, a supportive boss, three healthy kids, and a good income, was unable to manage the demands of having a career and a family. Over time, she realized that she wasn't alone. As she questioned other working moms, she realized that many women were struggling to do it all, crashing, and feeling as if they were somehow failing as a result.

Alcorn tells a deeply personal story about "having it all," failing miserably, and what comes after. Ultimately, she offers readers a vision for a healthier, happier, and more productive way to live and work.

Presenter: Katrina Alcorn