Julie Lythcott-Haims on How to Raise and Adult and Real American: A Memoir
Join us as we hear Julie Lythcott-Haims author of the New York Times best-selling book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success discuss life, lessons, and how to raise an adult on December 11. A Parent Book Club Meeting(all Country Day parents/faculty are invited) will take place from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, followed by a presentation to our community in Weinmann Auditorium at 6:00 pm. A book signing will follow. The events on December 11th are free and open to the public. We hope you will join us!
On December 12, Mrs. Lythcott-Haims will present to our 8th-12th-grade students and to Country Day's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee on her memoir, Real American: A Memoir.
More about Julie:
Julie Lythcott-Haims is the author of the New York Times best-selling book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success (2015) and Real American: A Memoir (2017). She is deeply interested in what prevents people from living meaningful, fulfilling lives. How to Raise an Adult emerged from Julie’s decade as Stanford University’s Dean of Freshmen, where she was known for her fierce advocacy for young adults and her fierce critique of the growing trend of parental involvement in the day-to-day lives of college students. She received the university’s Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for creating “the” atmosphere that defines the undergraduate experience, and toward the end of her tenure as
dean she began speaking and writing widely on the harm of helicopter parenting. How to Raise an Adult has been published in over two dozen countries and gave rise to a TED talk that became one of the top TED Talks of 2016 with over three million views, and counting, as well as a sequel which will be out in 2019. Real American details Julie’s personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color. The child of an African-American father and a white British mother, Julie shows how microaggressions in addition to blunt-force insults can puncture a person’s inner life with a thousand sharp cuts. Real American expresses also, through Julie’s path to self-acceptance, the healing power of community in overcoming the hurtful isolation of being incessantly considered “the other.” Julie is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Law School, and California College of the Arts. She lives in Silicon Valley with her partner of thirty years, their two teenagers, and her mother.