Mary Lou Sanelli

A good speaker makes a good event.

"Mary Lou is an awesome speaker. She spoke to GFWC Western State Region meeting and you could hear a pin drop at one time and the laughter was contagious at another. She was a highlight of the four-day conference for many attendees. Her message was perfect for a group of women ranging in age from 40 to 90."
• Bonnie Walden, WSR President

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In this new collection of chronologically compiled essays, Sanelli gives voice to the exquisite nuances of day-to-day life, as well as larger struggles we face, while always managing to leave us feeling less worried, certainly less alone, and much more hopeful. These relevant, smart, and frequently funny essays remind us that the simple act of paying attention to what happens around us (put your phone down and look up?) can make a profound difference in how we view the world and ourselves. You will love spending time with Sanelli's unpretentious honesty, as touching as it is wise. She has spent much of her writing career emphasizing what she believes-has always believed-that the most personal is the most universal. She writes on the basis of that.

Guest speaker at the GFWC National Convention, the Rainier Club, the Women's University Club, Columbia Tower Club, Town Hall Seattle, as well as Starbucks Book Events.