Drama Free: A Guide to Managing Unhealthy Family Relationships (A FAN In-Person Event with Nedra Glover Tawwab, MSW, LCSW and Luvvie Ajayi Jones)

Congratulations to Family Action Network (FAN) on their 40th Anniversary season!

We are pleased to collaborate with FAN as they welcome Nedra Glover Tawwab, MSW, LCSW, author of the new book, Drama Free: A Guide to Managing Unhealthy Family Relationships. Tawwab will be interviewed by Luvvie Ajayi Jones. This IN-PERSON event is free and open to the public.

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and YouTube channel.

About the Book: Every family has a story. For some of us, our family of origin is a solid foundation that feeds our confidence and helps us navigate life’s challenges. For others, it’s a source of pain, hurt, and conflict that can feel like a lifelong burden. In Drama Free: A Guide to Managing Unhealthy Family Relationshipslicensed therapist and bestselling relationship expert Nedra Glover Tawwab, MSW, LCSW offers clear advice for identifying dysfunctional family patterns and choosing the best path to breaking the cycle and moving forward.

Tawwab offers practical tips for common issues and succinctly breaks down complex issues, helping readers answer two essential questions: How can I successfully have relationships with members of my family when there’s an underlying issue? And how can I disconnect from family members when I no longer wish to maintain the relationship?  Covering topics ranging from the trauma of emotional neglect to the legacy of addicted or absent parents, to mental health struggles in siblings and other relatives, Tawwab delves into topics ranging from unlearning dysfunction to managing or ending relationships when people won’t change.

About the Author: Tawwab is the author of the New York Times bestseller Set Boundaries, Find Peace and The Set Boundaries Workbook. A licensed therapist and sought-after relationship expert, she has practiced relationship therapy for more than fifteen years. She has appeared as an expert on Red Table TalkThe Breakfast ClubGood Morning America, and CBS This Morning, to name a few. Her work has been highlighted in The New York TimesThe Guardian, and Vice, and she has appeared on numerous podcasts, including Good Life ProjectSofia with an F, and Therapy for Black Girls. Tawwab runs a popular Instagram account where she shares practices, tools, and reflections for mental health and hosts weekly Q&As about boundaries and relationships.

About the Interviewer: Luvvie Ajayi Jones is a three-time New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and multimedia entrepreneur who thrives at the intersection of business, leadership, and culture. Her critically acclaimed books Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual (2021) and I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual (2016) were instant bestsellers and established her as a literary force with a powerful pen. Her first book for young adults Rising Troublemaker: A Fear-Fighter Manual for Teens (2022) debuted at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list. Her newest venture and first picture book, Little Troublemaker Makes a Mess, is available May 2, 2023. She is the host of the popular podcast Professional Troublemaker and is the CEO of Awe Luv Media.

Event date: 

Monday, March 13, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Evanston Township High School Auditorium
1600 Dodge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
Drama Free: A Guide to Managing Unhealthy Family Relationships By Nedra Glover Tawwab Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593539279
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: TarcherPerigee - February 28th, 2023

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From the bestselling author of Set Boundaries, Find Peace, a road map for understanding and moving past family struggles—and living your life, your way.