EVENT: GRACE FARRIS - Mom Milestones

Grace Farris + Mom Milestones - BookPeople Event Graphic
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 7:00pm
Ticketed
BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

Grace Farris in conversation with Austin Kleon. 

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  • The event will take place on the second floor of our store. 
  • Doors will open at 7PM and the event will begin at 7:15PM.
  • Event will run for 45-60 minutes, including audience Q&A. 
  • The author will be signing and personalizing copies of the book after the speaking portion of the event. 
  • We will have chairs available, but feel free to stand or move your chair around. 
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About Mom Milestones

Mom records her baby's milestones, but what about her own? Where is the celebration of mom's transformation?

Beginning with one-day-old mom, who may feel like she is learning a new language, Mom Milestones is a love letter to the myriad ways moms grow and adapt to motherhood. Here are significant firsts: First sleepless night. First walk with baby. First mom friend. Skills learned—how to soothe baby (sometimes); how to coax a preschooler into taking medicine. Mom's likes (adapting pop songs to lullaby format; gathering intelligence from other moms) and dislikes (emptying the lunch box with mystery smells; requests for video games). There's Bedtime: The Board Game; crafts mom enjoys (no glitter or glue, thanks!); and the ABCs of motherhood (E for ennui).

While there might not be a road map for motherhood, Mom Milestones tracks both the memorable and slightly forgettable guideposts along the way—sunrises, snack plates, cuddles, laughter, and astonishment—because, as the saying goes, the days are long, but the years are short.


About Grace Farris

GRACE FARRIS is a mom, doctor, and illustrator. Her work has appeared in the New York TimesVogue, BuzzFeed, and Cup of Jo. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family. Mom Milestones: The TRUE Story of the First Seven Years is her first book. You can find her online on Instagram at @coupdegracefarris and online at farrisgrace.com


About Austin Kleon

AUSTIN KLEON is the New York Times bestselling author of Steal Like an ArtistShow Your Work!The Steal Like an Artist Journal: A Notebook for Creative Kleptomaniacs, and Keep Going. His work has been translated into over twenty languages and featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS NewsHour, and in the New York Times and the Wall Street JournalNew York magazine called his work “brilliant,” the Atlantic called him “positively one of the most interesting people on the Internet,” and the New Yorker said his poems “resurrect the newspaper when everybody else is declaring it dead.” He speaks about creativity in the digital age for organizations such as Pixar, Google, SXSW, TEDx, and the Economist. In previous lives, he worked as a librarian, a web designer, and an advertising copywriter. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and sons.


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