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Kara Richardson Whitely is an author & speaker featured on Oprah's Lifeclass and Self, Redbook and American Hiker. Her book Gorge will be released in 2015.

Park Road Books - Book signing, Charlotte, NC

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Park Road Books - Book signing, Charlotte, NC

  • Park Road Books 4139 Park Road Charlotte, NC, 28209 United States (map)

Join us for an evening with award-winning author, Kara Richardson Whitely, who will read excerpts from her books Gorge and Weight of Being, followed by a Q&A and refreshments. named her latest book Weight of Being one of 11 New Memoirs You Need to Read this Summer.  When it was featured on Megyn Kelly Today, the host called it "raw, honest."  The story is about the steps she took -- some large  and some small -- to stop the cycle of binge eating disorder in her family and to find happiness in the life she had. 

Kara Richardson Whitely, an Eating Recovery Center Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Advocate, is also the author of Gorge: My 300-Pound Journey Up Kilimanjaro, an honest and unforgettable journey of intense passion, endurance, and self-acceptance. As the New York Times said, Gorge is a "detailed account of Richardson Whitely's struggle, Gorge also gives confidence not only to hesitant would-be mountaineers but to those, like her, whose biggest hurdle is to learn to be comfortable and secure with oneself." 

Earlier Event: November 5
University of Hawaii - Hilo