We are delighted to welcome Julio Vincent Gambuto to The Book Stall (811 Elm Street in Winnetka) on Wednesday, December 6 at 6:30 pm! He will be in conversation with our friend, author Ali Wenzke, as they discuss his new book, Please Unsubscribe, Thanks! Gambuto's work creates a radical blueprint for the ways we can take a deep breath, renew and commit to a life that we really want, from unsubscribing to emails and automated subscriptions to re-evaluating the presence of people, ideas, and habits that no longer serve us or make us happy. Infused with practical advice and humor, Please Unsubscribe, Thanks! helps us focus on joyful places and situations and encourages us to toss out what doesn't bring us joy in this modern world. This program is free, but registration is requested. Click HERE or visit our website to reserve your spot! Please note that this program was rescheduled from its original September date.
More About the Book: This life-changing guide will help you free yourself from the automated behaviors, values, and relationships that keep you from being happy. When the pandemic essentially brought the world to a standstill, author Julio Gambuto came to understand a powerful truth: in the pre-pandemic world, Americans were exhausted, lonely, unhappy, wildly overworked and overbooked, drowning in sea of constantly being on the go and needing to buy more. When that pressure disappeared, people rediscovered what was important to them.
For perhaps the first time in a long time, people were being honest. Honest about what they wanted and what they believed in. Honest about the problems they were facing within their families, friend groups, workplaces, towns, and society overall. That honesty, he noticed, had the potential to make the ground shift. It created a capacity for change. But he also knew that it likely wouldn't last, because the most powerful forces running our world wanted control over our clicks, our conversations, our dollars, our work, our votes, and our lives. The only way that we could beat those systems would be to resist the calls to keep moving, and to "go back to normal." In order to change, we had to unsubscribe.
About the Author: Julio Vincent Gambuto is the author of the viral essay series "Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting," which sparked a world-wide conversation reaching more than 21 million readers in 29 countries. A moviemaker by trade and training, Julio has written, directed, and produced film and television content for The New Yorker, Nickelodeon, PBS, E! Entertainment, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Beta Films, Stone & Company, and Kerner Entertainment. He is a graduate of Harvard University and earned his MFA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he was an Annenberg Fellow. Julio has worked as a marketing communications writer and consultant, and co-founded TAYPE, an after-school arts program for LGBTQ+ teens. He lives in New York City. Please Unsubscribe, Thanks! is his debut book. Learn more at JulioVincent.com.
About Ali Wenzke: Ali and her husband moved ten times in eleven years, living in seven states across the U.S. Now, she helps the millions of people who move each year by providing practical tips on how to build a happier life before, during and after the move on her blog The Art of Happy Moving. Ali is happily settled in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and three children. She is a broker with Baird & Warner, and The Art of Happy Moving is her first book.