Monday, May 11th, in Santa Monica
Dinner Event with Kristina Kuzmic
RESERVE NOW: THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY!
Hold On, But Don't Hold Still
Hope and Humor from My Seriously Flawed Life
Delivering inspiration and parenting comedy at its finest, here is one woman’s story of ditching her fairytale dreams and falling in love with her unpredictable, chaotic, imperfect life.
Kristina Kuzmič has made herself a household name, speaking directly to parents from the trenches of motherhood via her viral videos and social media presence. She is now bringing her message of self-acceptance, resilience, and joy to book readers. With a refreshingly unpretentious, funny, and galvanizing voice, Kuzmič goes behind the scenes to reveal how she went from broke and defeated to unshakably grounded and brimming with thankfulness.
Illuminating the hard-won wisdom from a life always spent one step behind–whether it was as a high school student new to America, a suddenly single mother to two kids, remarried and juggling two teens and a toddler, or the unexpected recipient of Oprah’s attention and investment–Hold On, But Don’t Hold Still is the book every parent needs to reassure them that they’re not only fine just as they are, but that they already have more tools than they can possibly imagine. Sparkling with wit, this heartfelt memoir is like a long coffee date with a best friend, or the eleventh-hour text message that gives you just the boost you need to get through the night.
May 11, 2020
7:00 - 7:30 pm
Arrival and Book Signing
7:00 - 8:15 pm
Delicious Organic Dinner
8:15 - 9:30 pm
Interactive Discussion and Q & A with Kristina Kuzmic
All tickets include signed copies of Hold on But Don't Hold Still, plus dinner and Kristina's interactive discussion.
Kristina Kuzmic is a cheerleader for her fellow humans. It’s not something she ever anticipated doing, but after immigrating to America from Croatia during the war in her homeland and later facing more challenges (divorce, single parenting, poverty, depression…), Kristina wanted to be for others what she wished someone had been for her during her darkest hours.
Now, with over one billion video views, Kristina is providing her audience with encouragement, hope and humor in a role she never expected to fill.
In 2011, when Oprah crowned Kristina the winner of Mark Burnett’s reality TV competition “Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star,” Oprah said, “What is that THING?…That’s so charming and charismatic and connected to the audience that makes you feel like, ‘I know her, I want to be her, I’m like her’… Kristina has all of that. She is an ‘IT PLUS’ girl… I wanna watch her!”
Since working with Oprah, Kristina has branched out on her own, creating mom-centric videos about raising children and juggling all of life’s challenges. Her messages resonate with moms, dads, and even those who don’t have children. She has quickly become a viral sensation with well over 2.8 million Facebook followers. Kristina has a voice and personality that has proven to be a hit with a massive audience (from young millennials through Gen-Xers and even Baby Boomers).
The Huffington Post referred to Kristina’s videos as “Parenting comedy at its finest,” and The Inquisitrhas praised her “witty charm.” People, Yahoo, Cosmopolitan, Us Weekly, Parents,and many more have posted articles on her creative parenting advice and unique humor, and media outlets across the country are picking up her videos and re-posting them. Kristina has quickly made a name for herself as a creative, yet unpretentious parent, as well as a world-renowned motivational speaker and comedian. She is currently touring the country with her “Hope & Humor” tour. Her first book,Hold On But Don’t Hold Still, will be released through Penguin Random House in February 2020.
Kristina and her husband live in Southern California, where her most important, rewarding, and exhausting roles include being a sanitation engineer, chef, chauffer, conflict resolution guru, and cheerleader for her three (mostly satisfied) clients – her children.
Praise for Hold On, But Don't Hold Still:
“Moving and hilarious… Kuzmic’s tenacious and refreshingly candid memoir will appeal to any reader.”
– Publisher’s Weekly
“A generous guide through the bumpy terrain of parenting.”
“It needs pictures! It’s just a bunch of words I don’t know how to read!”
– Ari, Kristina’s 5-year-old son
$125 per person. Space limited to 45 women. Reserve now!
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This event is being held at a private home in Santa Monica.