Julio Vincent Gambuto: Please Unsubscribe, Thanks! (POSTPONED!)

NOTE: This program has been POSTPONED until Wed. Dec. 12th at 6:30 PM. We look forward to hsoting Mr.Gambuto and Ms. Wenzke at that time!

We are delighted to welcome Julio Vincent Gambuto to The Book Stall!  He will be in conversation with our friend, author Ali Wenzke, as they discuss his new book, Please Unsubscribe, Thanks! Gambuto's work gives us a radical blueprint for the ways we can take a deep breath, renew and commit to a life that we really want, individually and collectively, from unsubscribing to emails and automated subscriptions to re-evaluating the presence of people, ideas, and habits that no longer serve us or make us happy. Infused with the practical advice and humor, Please Unsubscribe, Thanks! helps us focus on the places and situations we find joy, and encourages us to toss out what doesn't bring us joy in this modern world. This program is free, but registration is requested. Click HERE to reserve your spot!

More About the Book: This life-changing guide will help you free yourself from the automated behaviors, values, and relationships that keep you from being happy.  When the pandemic essentially brought the world to a standstill, author Julio Gambuto came to understand a powerful truth: in the pre-pandemic world, Americans were exhausted, lonely, unhappy, wildly overworked and overbooked, drowning in sea of constantly being on the go and needing to buy more, more, more. When that pressure disappeared, people rediscovered what was important to them. They quit jobs that made them unhappy and moved their families to suburbs. Simple things like outdoor walks replaced gym memberships; home cooking and backyard gardens replaced takeout; less commuting meant more time for family and creative projects; and for perhaps the first time in a long time, people were being honest. Honest about what they wanted and what they believed in. Honest about the problems they were facing within their families, friend groups, workplaces, towns, and society overall. That honesty, he noticed, had the potential to make the ground shift. It created a capacity for change. But he also knew that it likely wouldn't last, because the most powerful forces running our world would not allow it to. They wanted control over our clicks, our conversations, our dollars, our work, our votes--our lives. The only way that we could beat those systems would be to resist the calls to keep moving, and to "go back to normal." In order to change, we had to unsubscribe

About the Author: Julio Vincent Gambuto is the author of the viral essay series "Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting," which sparked a world-wide conversation reaching more than 21 million readers in 29 countries. A moviemaker by trade and training, Julio has written, directed, and produced film and television content for The New Yorker, Nickelodeon, PBS, E! Entertainment, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Beta Films, Stone & Company, and Kerner Entertainment. He is a graduate of Harvard University and earned his MFA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he was an Annenberg Fellow. Prior, Julio worked as a marketing communications writer and consultant, and co-founded TAYPE--an after-school arts program for LGBTQ+ teens. He lives in New York City. Please Unsubscribe, Thanks! is his debut book. Learn more at JulioVincent.com.

About Ali Wenzke: Ali and her husband moved ten times in eleven years, living in seven states across the U.S. Now, she helps the millions of people who move each year by providing practical tips on how to build a happier life before, during and after the move on her blog The Art of Happy Moving. Ali is happily settled in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and three children. She is a broker with Compass, and The Art of Happy Moving is her first book.

Event date: 

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
Please Unsubscribe, Thanks!: How to Take Back Our Time, Attention, and Purpose in a World Designed to Bury Us in Bullshit By Julio Vincent Gambuto Cover Image
ISBN: 9781668009543
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - August 8th, 2023

Atomic Habits meets The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck in this life-changing guide to freeing yourself from the automated behaviors, values, and relationships that keep you from being happy.