410 S Michigan Ave
Better Living Through Microdosing: Ayelet Waldman
Chicago Humanities Festival
Sun, Apr 30 | 10 – 11 AM
Fine Arts Building
410 S Michigan Ave | Chicago, IL | 60605
Students and Teachers: $10
“Ayelet Waldman is fearless…You could call this book her war on the war on drugs, but it’s so much more, and so much more funny.” – Rebecca Solnit, author of A Field Guide to Getting Lost
Novelist Ayelet Waldman despaired managing her mood disorder—and her husband and children were suffering too. Then she tried something new: 10 micrograms of LSD. For a month, she joined the ranks of an underground but increasingly vocal group using therapeutic microdoses of LSD. In A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life, Waldman draws on her experience as a federal public defender to tell a story that ranges from the war on drugs to harm reduction to psychedelics research. CHF Associate Artistic Director Alison Cuddy will join Waldman in conversation.
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A book signing will follow this program.
Ayelet Waldman is the author of four novels as well as the essay collection Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace and the Mommy-Track mystery series. She was a federal public defender and taught a course on the legal implications of the war on drugs at the UC Berkeley School of Law. She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband, Michael Chabon, and their four children.
Alison Cuddy is Associate Artistic Director at CHF. Prior to the Festival, she spent more than 10 years at WBEZ, the NPR affiliate in Chicago. There she helped launch Odyssey, a nationally syndicated talk show of arts and ideas, hosted the newsmagazine Eight Forty-Eight and reported on arts and culture. She holds a Masters of Arts in English from the University of Pittsburgh, and a BA in Cinema Studies from Concordia University. She is on the advisory board of the Chicago Film Archive and The Moth, and hosts Strange Brews, a podcast about craft beer.