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For literary inquiries, please reach out to her agent, Kim Perel of Wendy Sherman Associates.

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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Words Bookstore, Maplewood

  • Words Bookstore 179 Maplewood Ave Maplewood, NJ, 07040 United States (map)

Join Kara for a book discussion and signing. She will be reading from her nationally-acclaimed memoir, Gorge: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds. 

Earlier Event: September 16
Randolph, NJ Library