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Graciousness and Civility in Um, Rather Uncivil Times: A Conversation with Author Kelly Williams Brown

Join New York Times bestselling author Kelly Williams Brown for a conversation about something that is currently very near and dear to all our hearts: the (seemingly lost) art of graciousness. 

Kelly will treat us to some wisdom from her new guide book on the subject, Gracious, and if things get really exciting and extra-civil-like, we might even brainstorm some solutions together.

We’ll have finger sandwiches (if they sell them pre-made at Whole Foods - which is probably ungracious to admit), wine and a free gift to the first 8 people who arrive. (We're not saying we're experts on the subject.) Come hungry, thirsty and angsty. 

Here’s a super cool New York Times article about Kelly and Emily Post’s great-great granddaughter schooling NYC on manners and some of the back cover copy of Gracious: 

From New York Times bestselling author of Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps Kelly Williams Brown comes a funny, charming guide to modern civility in these―yes, we'll say it―rather uncivil times.
Graciousness is practicing the arts of kindness, thoughtfulness, good manners, humanity, and basic decency. As a bonus, it makes your life and even the world (or at least the room you’re in) much lovelier.
With the wisdom of gracious folk ranging from celebrities to the author’s mother-in-law, this book explains the perspective, actions―and, sometimes, inaction―that help us move smoothly and effectively through whatever life tosses at us.

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About Kelly Williams Brown


• New York Times-bestselling author of Adulting, and latest book Gracious. 

• I was born in southern Louisiana, and have since lived in Mississippi, Oregon, Texas and Washington D.C.

• I studied journalism at Loyola University New Orleans, and worked as a daily news reporter for seven years before transitioning to copywriting and freelancing.

• I've worked as a long-form features writer, a columnist for The Daily Beast, and cocktail waitress on Bourbon Street.

• My work has appeared on or in the New York Times, the Today Show, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Esquire, The Boston Globe and many more, and has been translated into seven languages.

• I also do speaking engagements; my TEDx Talk, "I'm a Millennial, and I am a Monster" was a editor's pick of the week.

• I am really good at cooking gumbo, etouffee, steaks and stew. I am proficient at cooking lots of other things.

• In my spare time, I like to read, dance, craft, drive to small towns to eat lunch, dress up in folk costume, seek out the few shades of red lipstick that a redhead can reasonably pull off, try new soups, feign interest in sporting events, experience actual interest in curling and gymnastics, and find the oddest and most interesting people possible.

• In my spare time, I do not particularly like to blog or use Twitter, but I do both those things a lot anyway.