Mark Nepo ~ You Don't Have to Do It Alone: The Power of Friendship

8 Sep 2024, 11:00am–12:00pm PDT

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Join #1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Nepo for a transformational conversation with Joel Fotinos on his new book, You Don't Have to Do It Alone: The Power of Friendship.

In this new book, Mark Nepo turns his attention to the value of community, offering another insightful and inspiring take on our shared human experience. You Don't Have to Do It Alone is an earnest exploration and joyous affirmation of one of the most important aspects of being human: friendship. Through examples from history, mythology, and his own life, he unravels the nuances of close companionships, and reveals how a true friend can be the key to our own vitality. Only in the presence of unconditional love can we feel safe enough to be who we truly are. Mark explores all that it takes to love another and be loved, ultimately showing that—despite what we’ve been taught—you don’t have to do it alone.

"Mark Nepo is more than simply brave and more than simply wise; he is deeply kind — because he understands that kindness is the most courageous act of wisdom there is. I can say with all certainty that I would follow this man anywhere his words want to take us."  ―Elizabeth Gilbert

"Mark Nepo has become one of my favourite spiritual teachers."  ―Oprah Winfrey

Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over 40 years. A New York Times #1 bestselling author, he has published 25 books, including The Book of Awakening, Falling Down and Getting Up, and Finding Courage, and has recorded more than a dozen audio projects. Mark has been interviewed several times by Oprah Winfrey as part of her Super Soul Sunday TV show, and was interviewed by Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. As a cancer survivor, Mark devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages. Visit for more information.

Joel Fotinos is the Founder, Vice-President, and Editorial Director of St. Martin’s Essentials, the successful new body/mind/spirit imprint of the St. Martin’s Publishing Group. Prior to that, Joel was a Vice-President and Publisher of the TarcherPerigee imprint at Penguin Random House, and a Marketing Manager at the San Francisco office of HarperCollins. He is the author of several books, including The Prosperity Principles, which have been published in more than 14 languages. He is a recipient of Science of Mind magazine’s “Spiritual Hero of the Year” award.

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