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"It's hard to overstate the importance of this book."

-Susan Cain, author of Quiet

Upcoming Events



October 2: Pennsylvania Conference for Women SOLD OUT

October 6: (private)

October 9: Campbell Hall, Los Angeles, CA* (private)

October 11: La Cañada Elementary School, La Cañada, CA*

October 12: Partnership for Awareness, San Marino, CA

October 18: Loyola Academy, Wilmette, IL

October 19: University of Findlay College of Education (private)

October 24-25: Garden City School District, Garden City, NY* (private)

October 25: Hamilton Park Montessori, Jersey City, NJ

October 26: Ranney School, Tinton Falls, NJ*

November 2: Texas Conference for Women (registration required)

November 13: Covenant Foundation (private)

November 14-15: Glenbard School District, IL*

November 15: West Aurora School District, IL*

November 16-17: Districts 86 and 181 Speaker Series, IL*

December 7: Massachusetts Conference for Women, Boston, MA (registration required)


January 30-31: Porter Gaud, Charleston, SC

February 6: University School of Milwaukee

February 22: Aldea Children and Family Services, Napa, CA

February 23: Watermark Conference for Women, San Jose, CA

March 20: Mercer Island Parent Edge, Mercer Island, WA*

April 18-19: Canyon Ranch, Tuscon, AZ (private)

May 2-4: Mom2.0, Pasadena, CA (registration required)


* indicates a community read/on-site sale & signing of The Gift of Failure




All appearances listed are public unless otherwise noted, but some organizations require attendees to register beforehand. Check links before attending!


If you would like to inquire about bringing Jess to your town, contact Michele Fee Smith of American Program Bureau at 617-614-1606 or