April 13 @ 6:00 pm
The Way of Integrity: An Evening with Martha Beck and Elizabeth Gilbert
Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present…
An Evening with Martha Beck
In conversation with Elizabeth Gilbert
The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self
(The Open Field, $26)
Tuesday, April 13, 6pm EST
Bestselling author, life coach and sociologist Martha Beck explains why “integrity”–needed now more than ever in these tumultuous times–is the key to a meaningful and joyful life.
As Martha Beck says in her book, “Integrity is the cure for psychological suffering. Period.”
In The Way of Integrity, Beck presents a four-stage process that anyone can use to find integrity, and with it, a sense of purpose, emotional healing, and a life free of mental suffering. Much of what plagues us–people pleasing, staying in stale relationships, negative habits–all point to what happens when we are out of touch with what truly makes us feel whole.
Inspired by The Divine Comedy, Beck uses Dante’s classic hero’s journey as a framework to break down the process of attaining personal integrity into small, manageable steps. She shows how to read our internal signals that lead us towards our true path, and to recognize what we actually yearn for versus what our culture sells us.
With techniques tested on hundreds of her clients, Beck brings her expertise as a social scientist, life coach and human being to help readers to uncover what integrity looks like in their own lives. She takes us on a spiritual adventure that not only will change the direction of our lives, but bring us to a place of genuine happiness.
About the Author:
Martha Beck is a best-selling author, life coach, and speaker who specializes in helping individuals and groups achieve greater levels of personal and professional success. She is the author of nine non-fiction books and one novel, and has contributed monthly to O, The Oprah Magazine since its inception. She holds a PhD in sociology from Harvard.
About the Moderator:
Elizabeth Gilbert is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love, as well as several other internationally bestselling books. She has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her latest novel, City of Girls was named an instant New York Times Best Seller and is a rollicking, sexy tale of the New York City theater world during the 1940s.