Judith Sara Gelt - Reckless Steps Toward Sanity

A Memoir About Relationships, Family, & Taking Risks, a Book Talk & Signing

Author Judith Sara Gelt will discuss and sign Reckless Steps Toward Sanity ($19.95 University of New Mexico Press). At 16, Gelt finally rebels after spending years watching her warm, Jewish home in Denver disintegrate. It's 1968 and bipolar disorder has been ravaging her mother and has sent her father into a spiteful tailspin. To escape Gelt makes one perilous choice after another, and these decisions carry her into a world that is sometimes cruel and often dangerous. After returning to Denver she works to understand her parents and her past, and she is surprised to discover her own strengths.

Throughout her memoir Gelt reflects upon how risk taking has shaped her relationships with and her attitudes toward men and sex, her daughter, Judaism, and her own eventual diagnosis of major depressive disorder.


ABOUT THE EVENT

This event is free and open to the public. End time may vary.

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Event date: 
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Tattered Cover Historic LoDo
1628 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Reckless Steps Toward Sanity: A Memoir Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780826360632
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of New Mexico Press - April 2019