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Book Signing at Bank Square Books, Mystic CT! “My Beautiful Detour” Author Event

July 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

BSB: Amy Oestreicher (My Beautiful Detour) Book Signing

Come to Mystic, Connecticut, Saturday July 20th!  Bank Square Books is a wonderful bookstore in the heart of downtown Mystic, and I’m thrilled to be doing a book signing here from 4 to 6pm!

Bank Square Books presents an open house book signing with Amy Oestreicher for her memoir My Beautiful Detour: An Unthinkable Journey from Gutless to Grateful.

 

Bank Square Books

53 West Main Street
Mystic, CT 06355
860-536-3795

Bank Square Books Hours

Monday-Saturday: 10 AM–8 PM
Sunday: 10 AM–6 PM

About Us

Located in the heart of downtown Mystic, Connecticut, Bank Square Books has been a cornerstone of the community since 1988 and has been under the current management since 2006. We have expanded throughout the years and now occupy two storefronts on Main Street, easily identifiable by the the iconic whale painted by Pamela Zagarenski outside our front door. To contact the bookstore, email bsb@mysticbooksinc.com.

Events

We host a wide range of events throughout our area, including in Westerly and at offsite venues including Mohegan Sun. For a list of the events taking place in the Mystic area only, please click here

About the Book

What happens when an ordinary teenager has to turn into a warrior to survive? Amy Oestreicher had ambitious plans for college and a Broadway career, until her stomach exploded the week before her senior prom. Months later, she awoke from a coma to learn that she might never be able to eat or drink again. After years on IV nutrition, her first bite of food awakened her senses to life’s ordinary miracles but also brought back memories of sexual abuse by a trusted mentor. With determination, imagination, relentless resilience, and an inner “hunger” for life, Amy created a roadmap where none existed. Her journey through life’s unthinkable detours is nothing short of miraculous, but the creative path to healing she forged is accessible to anyone.

As a survivor–and ‘thriver’–of abuse and extensive medical trauma, Amy discovered sources of resilience she didn’t know she had but it turns out we all possess. In this book, she shares the story of her beautiful detour, empowering others to find gratitude in every setback and discover their own infinite inner strength. Amy’s journey is ultimately a celebration of ordinary and extraordinary challenges and miracles.

  • What is a “detourist”- and why is it important to take those detours?
  • The importance of detours for college students
  • How to transition from being a “survivor” to a “thriver” – your first three steps.
  • The four hardcore skills to resilience
  • Finding your own unique path to recovery: the first three things you must do
  • How to find our uniqueness: it’s not what’s happened to you, but what you choose to do with it
  • The power of art to heal: five ways to incorporate art in your healing process
  • Our innate ability to be artists, and why creativity is an essential mindset
  • Why sharing your story is imperative to healing, and how you can use creativity to reframe your narrative
  • Humor as a way through
  • Turn messes, mistakes and setbacks into beautiful artistic detours
  • How NOT to be daunted by a blank canvas, page or Square One
  • Storytelling through the arts can reframe the narrative of an individual
  • Transform passion into business: how to turn creativity into a livelihood
  • How to take your own hero’s journey through obstacles

About the Author

Amy Oestreicher is an international keynote speaker, award-winning sexual assault and health advocate, actress, artist, singer, and Audie Award-nominated playwright. Her one-woman musical, Gutless and Grateful, premiered at the Triad Theater in New York City and has won seven national awards. Amy’s writings have appeared in over seventy online and print publications, and her story has appeared on TODAY, Cosmopolitan, and CBS. She is currently touring a mental health advocacy/sexual assault awareness program to colleges and organizations nationwide. Amy created the #LoveMyDetour movement to inspire individuals to thrive because of, rather than in spite of, obstacles and has delivered three TEDx Talks on transforming adversity into personal growth through creative expression. Learn more at www.amyoes.com.

Event date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
Bank Square Books
53 West Main Street
MysticCT 06355
My Beautiful Detour: An Unthinkable Journey from Gutless to Grateful Cover Image
$23.97
ISBN: 9781733138802
Availability: Coming Soon – Available for Preorder Now
 

What happens when an ordinary teenager has to turn into a warrior to survive? Amy Oestreicher had ambitious plans for college and a Broadway career, until her stomach exploded the week before her senior prom. Months later, she awoke from a coma to learn that she might never be able to eat or drink again.

 

Venue

Bank Square Books
53 West Main Street
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Phone:
860-536-3795
Website:
https://www.banksquarebooks.com/about-bank-square-books

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