What: Watermark Books & Café invites you to attend a virtual event with debut author, Todd Doughty. Todd will be joining us for a virtual discussion in celebration of the release of his book Little Pieces of Hope—An enchanting collection of lists, musings, prompts, and illustrations that will inspire you to cherish all of the things--from the extraordinary to the everyday, from the big to the little--that bring hope into our lives. Todd will be joined in conversation by bestselling authors, Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club and The Invention of Sound, and Chelsea Cain, author of Man-Eaters.
When: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (CT)
Where: This is a virtual event and will be hosted online using Zoom Pro Webinar & Facebook Live.
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About Little Pieces of Hope
An enchanting collection of lists, musings, prompts, and illustrations that will inspire you to cherish all of the things--from the extraordinary to the everyday, from the big to the little--that bring hope into our lives
On March 11, 2020, the day the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic and all of our lives began to change in unprecedented ways, Todd Doughty knew he needed to do something to help him stay connected to the everyday joys of daily life. So he wrote down a list of things that make him happy: The musical intro to “All Things Considered.” Someone forgiving you. Someone believing in you. Your foot sticking out from under a blanket in order to find the cool spot. Freshly cut yellow tulips. A really good burger.
Many, many lists later, Little Pieces of Hope pulls together the best of Doughty's lists along with never-before-seen entries, essays, musings, prompts, quotes, and playlists that offer solace, connection, and a daily touchstone of joy in a difficult world.
A beautiful keepsake full of gorgeous illustrations, Little Pieces of Hope is brimming with the pleasures of life, inspiring readers to look for and celebrate the good things that surround us.
About Todd Doughty
Todd Doughty is currently SVP, deputy publisher of Doubleday and has worked at Penguin Random House for more than two decades. A graduate of Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) and former bookseller, he lives with his partner in Westchester County, New York.
About Chuck Palahniuk
Chuck Palahniuk has been a nationally bestselling author since his first novel, 1996's Fight Club, was made into the acclaimed David Fincher film of the same name. Palahniuk's work has sold millions of copies worldwide. He lives outside Portland, Oregon.
About Chelsea Cain
Chelsea Cain is a NYT bestselling thriller author, Eisner-nominated comic book creator, and a founding partner of The Ministry of Trouble. Her six internationally bestselling Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell thrillers have been published in over 30 languages. The 12-episode TV show GONE produced by NBCUniversal International Studios, starring Chris Noth (Law & Order, Sex and the City) is based on Cain’s thriller, ONE KICK.