Self-Truth, Self-Fiction: Mental Health and the Stories We Tell Ourselves
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday, November 5, 2022
Capitol Extension Room E2.012
1100 Congress Avenue, Austin TX
Note: Due to an unforeseen circumstance, author Rachel Aviv will no longer be available to attend this session.

In two Kirkus-starred debuts—The New Yorker staff writer Rachel Aviv’s Strangers to Ourselves and former Paris Review editor Sarah Fay’s Pathological—the way we talk about mental disorders, the way they shape our lives, and the way we increasingly pathologize human experiences are explored with incredibly in-depth reporting, sensitivity, and empathy. Join the authors for what is sure to be a meaningful and moving conversation.
Moderator: Jessica Grogan, psychotherapist, professor, and the author of Encountering America: Humanistic Psychology, Sixties Culture, and the Shaping of the Modern SelfRachel Aviv, Sarah Fay, Strangers to Ourselves: Unsettled Minds and the Stories That Make Us, Pathological: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses

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