I was so absorbed in the story that I forgot to go to my yoga class.

--Maria Espinosa

Recipient of the 1996 American Book Award for Longing. Recipient of the 2009 PEN Oakland Award for Literary Excellence for Dying Unfinished.

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How do you recover from extreme states (psychosis)

and move on  to thrive?

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Don Karp







My True Story

The Mole, June 8, 2016. Greenfield, MA.

5 minute true story, no props, no script.

A presentation by http://www.humanerrorpublishing.com/