Tuesday, January 21st in Los Angeles
Dinner Event with Nancy Davis Kho
The Thank-You Project:
Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time
Who helped you become the person you are today?
Supportive family and friends, sure, but what about inspiring teachers? Doctors who cared for your physical health? The boss who recognized and encouraged your potential? The exes who taught you to raise your standards? The author whose books still inspire and entertain you?
Nancy Davis Kho was approaching a milestone birthday and decided to commemorate it by writing one thank-you letter each week of that year to one of the formative people she’d encountered along the way, to acknowledge and thank them for the role they had played in her life. While her recipients always seemed genuinely pleased to read the letters, what Nancy never expected was how profoundly she herself was affected by the process of writing them. During what turned out to be a challenging year, Nancy returned to the copies she made of those thank-you letters for peace, for reassurance, for a deep sense of gratitude for all the good things that buoyed her.
The Thank-You Project gives readers practical advice on how to organize their own gratitude letter project, and uses Nancy’s own experiences as an entertaining, funny springboard to suggest the kinds of people in their lives who might deserve a thank-you letter.
No matter your age or walk of life, emerging research on the science of happiness and gratitude shows that active appreciation of the formative people in your life, both past and present, can make a positive and lasting change in your happiness levels – and The Thank-You Project is the roadmap for how to make it happen.
Nancy Davis Kho is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, US Magazine, The Rumpus, and The Toast. She covers the years between being hip and breaking one on her award-winning Midlife Mixtape blog, and on the companion Midlife Mixtape Podcast. She and her family live in Oakland, CA.
All tickets include signed copies of The Thank-You Project: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time, plus dinner and Nancy's interactive presentation.
January 21, 2020
6:00 - 6:30 pm
Arrival and Book Signing
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Delicious Organic Dinner
7:30 - 8:30 pm
Interactive Presentation and Q & A with Nancy Davis Kho
REVIEWS OF THE THANK YOU PROJECT
"I love The Thank-You Project and it's inspiring me to be more grateful in my life, which is a very good thing."
―Jenny Lawson, author of Furiously Happy and Let's Pretend This Never Happened
"Gives readers the tools, the motivation, and the direction to write gratitude letters -- and entertains them in the process."
―Christine Carter, PhD, sociologist and senior fellow at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, and author of Raising Happiness
"A fun approach to showing others how much they mean to you."―- Kirkus Reviews
"Sweet and wise, this hopeful book will inspire readers to honor those who have made a difference in their lives."―-Publishers Weekly
$100 per person. Space limited to 30 women. Reserve now!
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This event is being held at a private home in Los Angeles.