Meet Patty Chang Anker, author of "Some Nerve"

Thursday, August 7, 7 pm

Join us to listen to her talk about her adventures and to have her sign copies of her book, Some Nerve: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave. Some Nerve has been featured in O Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Parents, Marie Claire, and USA Today.

“This warm memoir is not a traditional self-help book, yet the joy that Anker and her peers feel when they allow themselves to be beginners – even after the age of 40 – will be motivation enough for can’t-do readers to take steps toward making their lives a little bigger and better.”
- Publishers Weekly, July 29, 2013

“With humor, humility and (most of all) self-compassion, Anker tells a compelling story of everyday courage — one that is sure to touch and help countless other people like her, like me, like all of us who have made worry into an art form. She proves that it’s not too late, that we can truly change ourselves and enlarge our worlds as a result.”
- Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the international bestseller, Eat, Pray Love


Patty Change Anker grew up eager to please and afraid to fail, but after thirty-nine years , she decided it was time to stop being a chicken. Motived initially to become a better rold model for her two young daughters, she vowed to face her fears. She learned to dive into a swimming pool, ride a bike, doe a hand stand, and surf (on Lake Michigan at St. Joseph! In winter!). AS she shared her experiences, she discovered that most people suffer from their own secret terrors, and it became her mission to help others do what they thought they couldn't. 

Patty Chang Anker is a former Director of Media Relations for The New York Times and veteran book publicist for W.W.Norton, Taunton Press, and Basic Books. She is also a certified Yoga teacher, Thai Yoga Bodyworker, and Reiki practitioner, who belives in the power of Yoga to uplift and heal. She lives in a village north of New York City with her husband and two daughters.

Event date: 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
312 State St
49085 Saint Joseph
ISBN: 9781594486050
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books a Member of Penguin Group (US - October 10th, 2013

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Independent Book Store Day 2015


Celebrate Independent Book Store Day with us on May 9th!

Join Forever Books and independent bookstores across the country for parties, author readings, in-store events, and exclusive day-of merchandise.

Following the runaway success of last year’s California Bookstore Day, bookstores across the nation are now preparing for Independent Bookstore Day, a country-wide celebration of books and independent bookstores on May 9th. From Bend to Brooklyn, book lovers should mark their calendars for this special day of literary parties. We will have exclusive signed books and art pieces. We will also be giving away free books (advanced reader's copy)!

We will be hosting a book signing with local Childrens author Cheri L. Hallwood at 2:30. She will be signing her new intermediate novel, Frogwilla: A Treefrog's Story as well as her other beautiful and popular childrens books. Also, exclusive signed books and art pieces for IBD 2015 will be available at the store beginning May 9th. More than 65 authors have demonstrated their support for independent bookstores by donating work for IBD.

     Frogwilla, A Treefrog’s Story is an inspiring tale for children of all ages.  When a late summer storm floods the banks of the Great Pond, a young treefrog named Frogwilla finds herself separated from her mama and papa and her beloved home, Willow’s End.  Alone and scared, she soon finds the courage to venture out into the unknown on a quest to find her parents.  Many obstacles await her!  Along the way, Frogwilla discovers some unlikely friendships in a very hyper dragonfly named Sunshine and a shy turtle named Tucker.  Together, their journey teaches them the true meaning of hope, friendship and courage.













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