Join Meg Kissinger to Discuss Her Memoir, While You Were Out

From award-winning journalist Meg Kissinger, While You Were Out: An Intimate Family Portrait of Mental Illness in an Era of Silence is a searing memoir of a family besieged by mental illness, as well as an incisive exploration of the systems that failed them and a testament to the love that sustained them.

"Meg Kissinger is a world-class reporter and a rip-roaring storyteller. Her heartfelt, eviscerating, deeply introspective investigation of long-held family secrets will leave you quaking with rage about our broken mental health system—and grateful that writers like her are on the case.” —ROBERT KOLKER, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Hidden Valley Road

September 5: Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Public Library and Boswell Books with Jacki Lyden
6:30 PM CT
Milwaukee Public Library Loos Room at Centennial Hall
733 N Eighth St

September 7: Winnetka, IL
The Book Stall and Wilmette Public Library with Christie Tate
6:30 PM CT
Regina Dominican High School Auditorium
701 Locust Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091

September 12: New York, NY
P&T Knitwear with Robert Kolker
7:00 PM ET
180 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

September 13: Greenwich, CT
Athena Books
7:00 PM ET
228 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Tickets available at

September 14: New York, NY
Columbia University Dart Center with Sheila Coronel
6:00 PM ET
Columbia Journalism School World Room
2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Register at 

November 10-11: Austin, TX
Texas Book Festival 
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