Brianna Madia Author Talk

27aug4:00 pm6:00 pmBrianna Madia Author TalkCrested Butte Library

Event Details

Join us on Saturday, August 27 from 4-6 pm at the Crested Butte Library as we host author Brianna Madia, “Nowhere for Very Long: The Unexpected Road to an Unconventional Life.” 

Refreshments provided. Reception starts at 4 pm to mingle with the author, talk begins at 5 pm.

Book purchasing opportunities from Townie Books, signing from the author.

About the author:

Brianna Madia has lived a life of relentless intention, traveling the deserts of the American West in an old Ford van. She made a name for herself on social media with her inspiring captions-cum-essays about bravery, identity, nature, and subverting expectations. She lives in Utah with her four dogs. Nowhere for Very Long is her first book. (from the book jacket)


About the book:

In this beautifully written, vividly detailed memoir, a young woman chronicles her adventures traveling across the deserts of the American West in an orange van named Bertha and reflects on an unconventional approach to life.

A woman defined by motion, Brianna Madia bought a beat-up bright orange van, filled it with her two dogs Bucket and Dagwood, and headed into the canyons of Utah with her husband. Nowhere for Very Long is her story of exploration—of the world outside and the spirit within.

However, pursuing a life of intention isn’t always what it seems. In fact, at times it was downright boring, exhausting, and even desperate—when the van overheated and she was forced to pull over on a lonely stretch of Wyoming highway; when the weather was bitterly cold and the water jugs froze beneath her as she slept in the parking lot of her office; when she worried about money, her marriage, and the looming question mark of her future. But she was living a life true to herself, come what may, and that made all the difference. 

Nowhere for Very Long is the chronicle of a woman learning and unlearning, from backroads to breakdowns, from married to solo, and finally, from lost to found to lost again…this time, on purpose.

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