Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Bruce Perry: What Happened to You? (A Virtual Event)

We are delighted to partner with Flatiron Books to bring you a virtual program with Oprah Winfrey and Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D. discussing their new book, What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing. The authors will be in conversation with Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, as this program dives into the core issues of this important new work.

This is a ticketed event, and and all ticket holders will receive a copy of What Happened to You? along with an exclusive link to the Zoom Webinar program. Purchase tickets HERE.

These will only be available online; we cannot sell you a ticket to this program in the store.

We offer two ticket options:

1. Distant Attendee. ($36.60) This ticket admits one household to the event and includes a copy of What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing. This ticket also includes US domestic shipping. Your book will be shipped to you on April 29th or 30th.

2. Local Attendee. ($31.60) This ticket admits one household and includes a copy of What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing. Ticketholders must pick up their copy at The Book Stall, (811 Elm Street in Winnetka, IL) and can do so during our normal hours, 10 AM to 5 PM, Monday - Saturday. Pick-up must be within 20 days of the event. Your book will be available on April 29th.

About the Book: Our earliest experiences shape our lives far down the road, and What Happened to You? provides powerful scientific and emotional insights into the behavioral patterns so many of us struggle to understand.

"Through this lens we can build a renewed sense of personal self-worth and ultimately recalibrate our responses to circumstances, situations, and relationships. It is, in other words, the key to reshaping our very lives."--Oprah Winfrey

Have you ever wondered Why did I do that? or Why can't I just control my behavior? Others may judge our reactions and think, What's wrong with that person? When questioning our emotions, it's easy to place the blame on ourselves; holding ourselves and those around us to an impossible standard. It's time we started asking a different question.

Through deeply personal conversations, Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain and trauma expert Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D. offer a groundbreaking and profound shift from asking "What's wrong with you?" to "What happened to you?"

In conversation throughout the book, she and Dr. Perry focus on understanding people, behavior, and ourselves. It's a subtle but profound shift in our approach to trauma, and it's one that allows us to understand our pasts in order to clear a path to our future--opening the door to resilience and healing in a proven, powerful way.

About the Authors: Through the power of media, Oprah Winfrey has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world. As host and supervising producer of the top-rated, award-winning The Oprah Winfrey Show, she entertained, enlightened, and uplifted millions of viewers for twenty-five years. Her accomplishments as a global media leader and philanthropist have established her as one of the most respected and admired public figures today.

Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., a child psychiatrist and neuroscientist, is the principal of the Neurosequential Network, senior fellow of the ChildTrauma Academy and an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago. He is the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, a bestselling book based on his work with maltreated children, and Born for Love, about the essential nature of empathy.

Our Conversation Partners: Actress and Producer Kristen Bell made her Broadway debut in 2001, and since then has starred on stage and screen, perhaps most notably as title character Veronica Mars in the television series, and in the films Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Couples Retreat, and Bad Moms. She voiced Princess Anna in the Frozen movies, and has received a Golden Globe nomination for her lead role of Eleanor Shellstrop on the acclaimed NBC comedy series "The Good Place."

Actor, writer, and director Dax Shepard is the host of "Armchair Expert," a podcast that interviews celebrities, journalists, and academics about their lives. He is best known for his work in the feature films Without a Paddle, Zathura: A Space Adventure, Employee of the Month, Idiocracy, Let's Go to Prison, Hit and Run, and CHiPs. These last two he also wrote and directed. Shepard portrayed Crosby Braverman in the NBC comedy-drama series "Parenthood," and also played Luke Matthews in the Netflix show "The Ranch," co-starred in "Bless This Mess," and acted in the MTV practical joke reality series "Punk'd."


Event date: 

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 6:00pm

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