Meg Jay at the Union League Club

Please join the Authors Group as they welcome Dr. Meg Jay, clinical psychologist and author of The Defining Decade, for a discussion of her newest book, Supernormal.

Whether it is the loss of a parent to death or divorce; bullying; alcoholism or drug abuse in the home; mental illness in a parent or a sibling; neglect; emotional, physical or sexual abuse; having a parent in jail; or growing up alongside domestic violence, nearly 75% of us experience adversity by the age of 20. But these experiences are often kept secret, as are our courageous battles to overcome them.

Drawing on nearly two decades of work with clients and students, Jay tells the tale of ordinary people made extraordinary by these all-too-common experiences, everyday superheroes who have made a life out of dodging bullets and leaping over obstacles, even as they hide in plain sight as doctors, artists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, parents, activists, teachers, students and readers. She gives a voice to the supernormals among us as they reveal not only "How do they do it?" but also "How does it feel?"

Call The Book Stall at 847-446-8880 to make reservations. Dress code at the Union League Club is business casual, no denim please.

Event date: 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 11:30am

Event address: 

Union League Club
65 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL
Supernormal: The Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience Cover Image
By Meg Jay
$28.00
ISBN: 9781455559152
Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Twelve - November 14th, 2017

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; color: #232323} Clinical psychologist and author of The Defining Decade, Meg Jay takes us into the world of the supernormal: those who soar to unexpected heights after childhood adversity.