Bestselling author Michael Gates Gill discusses his new book How to Save Your Own Life: 15 Lessons on Finding Hope in Unexpected Places  on Tuesday, January 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
In How to Save Your Own Life, Gill demonstrates that it is possible to make a leap to a better life at any point, regardless of your age, career path or family situation. At a time when an increasing number of companies are eliminating jobs, many people do not have a choice about whether or not to make a career change, but Gill explains how people can not only make the best of a bad situation but often find a job that is more enjoyable and more fulfilling than they ever could have imagined.
When corporate downsizing cost Michael Gates Gill his job as a top advertising agency executive, it was only the beginning of the roughest period of his life. His marriage fell apart. His own business collapsed. And he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He had no health insurance and no job offers when he met a young African-American Starbucks manager named Crystal who offered him a much-needed job and hope for the future. Gill chronicled that experience in his first book, How Starbucks Saved My Life .
Copies of How to Save Your Own Life  will be available for sale, and Gill will sign copies purchased during the event.
Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. Click here  or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP.
The event is co-sponsored by Rainy Day Books .