Adventures in Optimism - Irene O'Garden

In a world filled with distressing news, it's good to find ways to rejoice in the simple, everyday, things that happen. If you really look, you can find plenty of reasons to feel gratitude and hope, peace and joy. In this unusual time of uncertainty, Irene O'Garden reminds us that the link we all share in this collective search for meaning and true happiness is deeply embedded within each other and into the little things.


Irene O'Garden has won--or been nominated for--prizes in nearly every writing category from stage to e-screen, hardcovers, children's books, as well as literary magazines and anthologies. Her critically acclaimed play Women on Fire (Samuel French), starring Judith Ivey, played to sold-out houses at Off-Broadways' Cherry Lane Theatre, and was nominated for a Lucille Lorgel Award. O'Garden's new memoir, Rising the Rapids: How My Wilderness Adventure Healed My Childhood was published by Mango Press in January 2019.


In Glad to Be Human: Adventures in Optimism (Mango Press; May 19, 2020), award-winning writer Irene O'Garden reminds us of the radiance of human existence. The book has one simple message: Through contemplation, meditation and with literary style, Glad to be Human invites readers to view life thorough a positive lens. From small, daily activities to journey's overseas, O'Garden has a knack for finding beauty and meaning in all life's adventures--even in our deepest pain and suffering--helping all of us feel glad to be human. LEARN MORE: https://gladtobehuman.com and https://ireneogarden.com/

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