Virtual Book Launch: CRAIGSLIST CONFESSIONAL by Helena Dea Bala
Where: Shakespeare & Co.
939 Lexington Ave. (corner of 69th St.)
212-772-3400 Price: Free
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Helena Bala has spent five years documenting people’s secrets through Craigslist Confessional, bringing them catharsis and hope, a much-needed release and a feeling so many of us strive for during periods of personal and communal hardship.
CRAIGSLIST CONFESSIONAL: A Collection of Secrets from Anonymous Strangers is a series of raw, urgent, and heartfelt stories that offer a look behind the curtain of our perfectly-curated lives, and challenge us to treat the strangers among us with empathy and respect.
An Albanian immigrant, Helena Dea Bala came to the U.S. at twelve years old and spent her weekends helping her mother clean houses to make ends meet. She later graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The George Washington University, and also from its law school. Unfulfilled at her day job, she gave herself one year—one year to just listen. Craigslist Confessional became a compulsively readable Quartz column and now a book. Bea has written for The Washington Post and Vogue.Buy tickets/get more info now