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Summit, NJ


Kara Richardson Whitely is an award-winning author & speaker who has presented at Google, Pfizer, Dartmouth, Purdue and more. Her book Gorge was featured on Good Morning America and in the New York Times among dozens of other publications. Her latest book, Weight of Being, was featured on The Today Show.

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Washington, DC for National Outdoors Month/National Trails Day events

Stay tuned for special events for the release of Gorge, the memoir of my third climb up Kilimanjaro as a plus-size adventurer.

Earlier Event: May 30
Mays Landing, NJ: Books-A-Million
Later Event: June 6
National Trails Day!