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Tickets for Catherine Price

We are thrilled to offer you the opportunity to come hear Catherine Price, award-winning author of How to Break Up with Your Phone.


Tickets are $10* in advance, $15 at the door - limited seating CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.


*OC Families - Free, RSVP HERE

WHEN:  Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 7pm

WHERE: In the Barn at Open Connections

Catherine Price is an award-winning author, journalist, essayist, and diabetes patient advocate and consultant. Her newest book, How To Break Up With Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan To Take Your Life Back, was released on February 13, 2018, and is a practical, hands-on plan to break up—and then make up—with your phone.


In this comprehensive guide, you’ll discover how phones and apps are designed to be addictive, and learn how the time we spend on them damages our abilities to focus, think deeply, and form new memories. You’ll then make customized changes to your settings, apps, environment, and mindset that will enable you to take back control of your life.  Packed with tested strategies and practical tips, How To Break Up With Your Phone, is an essential, life-changing guide for everyone who owns a smartphone.


In 2015, Catherine released VITAMANIA: How Vitamins Revolutionized The Way We Think About Food, described in the New York Times as “absorbing and meticulously researched,” it is both a lively account of the history of vitamins and a deep and philosophical exploration of how our attraction to and fascination with vitamins has profoundly affected our attitudes toward nutrition. It also uses the story of vitamins to illustrate how much about human nutrition is still unknown, and provides practical tips about how to live with this uncertainty while giving tantalizing glimpses toward what future research might reveal.

A graduate of Yale University and UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, Catherine writes frequently about science, food, nutrition, horomones and Type 1 diabetes, with which she was diagnosed at age 22. Her writing has appeared in publications including The Best American Science Writing, The New York Times, Polular Science, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, Men’s Journal, Health Magazine, and Slate, among others. She has been a recipient of a Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Reporting, a two-time Société de Chimie Industrielle fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, an ASME nominee, a 2013 resident at the Mesa Refuge, a fellow in the 2013 Food and Medical Evidence Boot Camps at the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, and winner of the Gobind Behari Lal prize for science writing. Her previous books include the parody travel guide 101 Places Not to See Before You Die and The Big Sur Bakery Cookbook.


Catherine lives in Philadelphia and enjoys writing reported personal essays about things she finds funny, odd, or uncomfortable including—but not limited to— eating roadkill, “winning” Flywheel, sampling moonshine, basing travel entirely on the reccomendations of strangers and investigating the horror that is partner yoga. 

Don't forget to reserve your spot today!  

Tickets are $10* in advance, $15 at the door - limited seating CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.


*OC Families - Free, RSVP HERE