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JED Talks Featuring Author Stephanie Wittels Wachs
April 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join Emanu El Young Professionals on April 12th for the next installment of our award winning JED Talks series. We are so pleased to be featuring Stephanie Wittels Wachs, Owner and Executive Director of Rec Room Houston, actress, and most recently author of Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love, and Loss. Wachs recently appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, was interviewed on NPR, and was featured as one of Houstonia magazine’s “10 Women Making it Happen.”
Come enjoy dinner (on us!) and drinks as we share in Stephanie’s journey. Dinner will be served at 6:30if you’d like to join us early, and the program will begin at 7. There is no cost for this event and it will be held at Rec Room Houston, 100 Jackson St #130c.
About the book:
The space between life and death is a moment.
But it will remain alive in me for hundreds of thousands of future moments.
One phone call. That’s all it took to change Stephanie Wittels Wachs’ life forever..
Her younger brother Harris, a star in the comedy world known for his work on shows like Parks and Recreation, had died of a heroin overdose. How do you make sense of such a tragic end to a life of so much hilarious brilliance?
In beautiful, unsentimental, and surprisingly funny prose, Stephanie Wittels Wachs alternates between her brother’s struggle with addiction, which she learned about three days before her wedding, and the first year after his death, in all its emotional devastation. This compelling portrait of a comedic genius and a profound exploration of the love between siblings is A Year of Magical Thinking for a new generation of readers.
A heartbreaking but hopeful memoir of addiction, grief, and family, Everything is Horrible and Wonderful will make you laugh, cry, and wonder if that possum on the fence is really your brother’s spirit animal.