Julia Keller Shares Important Life Strategy in New Book, QUITTING!

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 - 7:00pm
Gramercy Books
2424 East Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209

Join Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Julia Keller to learn about Quitting: A Life Strategy, her lively and inspiring exploration of how quitting is, counterintuitively, the key to success. In this thoughtful book, Keller blends scientific research with stories of real-life decisions to show how quitting can be a powerful way to take control of your life.

Registration for this in-person event is on Eventbrite. The purchase of Quitting: A Life Strategy waives the $5 admission fee. Registration closes at 6 pm the day of the event.

Simone Biles quit the Olympics. Harry and Meghan quit The Firm. Millions of people have quit their jobs, seeking happiness and defining success on their own terms. Is it a mistake? As Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Julia Keller found out, it’s not. And, in fact, it might even save your life.  

Diving into the neuroscience of nope and the cultural messages that drive our reluctance to throw in the towel, Keller dismantles the myth of perseverance once and for all. Because grit isn't always great. Sticking it out doesn't always pay off. And quitting can be an unexpected act of self-love.

Quitting: A Life Strategy humanely reminds us that, in order to live meaningful, satisfying lives, sometimes we have to say “no”—full stop. With Keller’s guidance, readers will learn the art of the quasi quit, see how quitting makes space for key breakthroughs, navigate the relationship between quitting and our public lives, manage quitter's guilt, and more.

As she weaves reportage from the front lines of scientific research, incisive pop culture commentary, and conversations with people who have made profound change in their own lives, Keller gives readers the rationale and confidence they need to pull the plug. Ultimately, quitting becomes a chance to shape our lives without fear—at work, at home, in our relationships, and beyond. 

Julia Keller is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, novelist, and teacher. She has a Ph.D. in English Literature from the Ohio State University, and has taught at Princeton University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Notre Dame. She was the chief book critic and a staff writer at The Chicago Tribune for many years, before quitting the world of daily journalism to write books. She was born and raised in West Virginia, and currently resides in Ohio.