Building Resilience to Embrace Change
Amy Bloom is both a practicing psychotherapist and a New York Times bestselling author, with an unmatched insight on the human experience. In this profound and hilarious talk, Bloom offers actionable takeaways for communicating effectively, building community, and building resilience to embrace change. Groups of all kinds resonate with her humor and message.
Author Talk: ‘In Love’
Inspired by her critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir In Love, author and psychotherapist Amy Bloom shares insights about the intersection of grief and creativity – and how we can all lean into our feelings to live our lives to the fullest.
Amy Bloom shares her personal story of resilience and inspires audiences to embrace change
Author of multiple bestsellers and practicing psychotherapist AMY BLOOM has inspired countless audiences with her insights on the human experience. Her personal story of resilience and fortitude has touched the lives of many. In her New York Times bestselling book In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss, Bloom chronicles her marriage, her husband’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and helping him end his life on his own terms. She shares this beautifully tragic tale to audiences of all kinds while helping them to embrace change along the way. Amy has spoken to a variety of audiences including Yale University, Edinburgh Literary Festival, Mark Twain House, and more. As a psychotherapist and social worker with decades of experience, Bloom offers insightful and actionable takeaways for building resilience and approaching adversity as an opportunity.
Bestselling author Amy Bloom offers hilarious and compelling takeaways that resonate with audiences of all kinds
Author of multiple New York Times bestsellers AMY BLOOM brings a unique perspective to her sought-after talks – she’s both an award-winning author as well as an experienced psychotherapist. On top of this wealth of understanding about the human experience – Bloom is hilarious, and her events with audiences of all kinds have had audiences rolling with laughter and reflecting on change and resilience. Her most recent book, the widely acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir In Love, has been described as "the most heartbreaking, honest and funniest" writing about life.
A captivating storyteller, Bloom’s events bring together an unusually wide audience and make an impact on people from all walks of life. She has spoken at NYU, UCLA, the Carnegie Center, the Edinburgh Literary Festival, the Aspen Words Festival, to name just a few. Bloom offers uproarious and poignant takeaways about building community, building resilience, and embracing change.
After her keynote presentation at Western Region Chapter, Aging Life Care Association, the host raved: "Amy's keynote address to our professional organization's 2022 annual conference was completely enthralling. A riveting storyteller, Amy masterfully wove poignant excerpts from her most recent book, 'In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss' into a broader and meaningful discussion of life. Her talk was the absolute highlight of our conference."
Amy Bloom is the author of four novels: White Houses, Lucky Us, Away, and Love Invents Us; and three collections of short stories: Where the God Of Love Hangs Out, Come to Me (finalist for the National Book Award), and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You (finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award). Her first book of nonfiction, Normal: Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops and Hermaphrodites with Attitudes, is a staple of university sociology and biology courses. She is also the author of a popular children's book, Little Sweet Potato and has another coming in 2023. Her most recent book is the instant NY Times bestseller, a memoir, In Love. She has written for most national magazines such as The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Elle, Gourmet, The Atlantic Monthly, Slate, and and her work has been translated into eighteen languages. She is the Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creating Writing at Wesleyan University.