Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life (A FAN Event)

About the Event: Writer and essayist Christie Tate will be interviewed by Heidi Stevens, "Balancing Act" columnist for the Chicago Tribune, as they discuss Tate's new book, Group.

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and YouTube channel. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register HERE!

About the Book: In her New York Times bestselling memoir Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life, we learn about the wonderful, terrible day that Christie Tate learned that she was named the top student in her law school class. She also finally had her eating disorder under control. Why then was she driving through Chicago fantasizing about her own death?

Enter Dr. Rosen, a therapist who calmly assures her that if she joins one of his psychotherapy groups, he can transform her life. All she has to do is show up and be honest. About everything—her eating habits, childhood, sexual history, etc. Ms. Tate is skeptical, insisting that that she is defective, beyond cure. But Dr. Rosen issues a nine-word prescription that will change everything: “You don’t need a cure, you need a witness.”

So begins her entry into the strange, terrifying, and ultimately life-changing world of group therapy. Ms. Tate is initially put off by Dr. Rosen’s outlandish directives, but as her defenses break down and she comes to trust Dr. Rosen and to depend on the sessions and the prescribed nightly phone calls with various group members, she begins to understand what it means to connect.

"It takes courage to bare your soul in front of a therapist, but when you add six strangers to the mix, it becomes an act of faith. In Group, Christie Tate takes us on a journey that's heartbreaking and hilarious, surprising and redemptive--and, ultimately, a testament to the power of connection. Perhaps the greatest act of bravery is that Tate shared her story with us, and how lucky we are that she did." --Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Group from The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Tate and Stevens that will start immediately after the webinar. The link to register for the AFTER-HOURS will appear in red font at the top of your email receipt.

Event date: 

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Online Zoom webinar!
Group: How One Therapist an a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982154615
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - October 27th, 2020


“Often hilarious and ultimately very touching.” —People

“Have you ever read a book that made you want to hug the author?” —Reese Witherspoon

“This unrestrained memoir is a transporting experience and one of the mo