Join Me Tuesday Night Speaking About RESILIENCE


If you live in the Fairfax County area, please join me Tuesday night for an informal talk about RESILIENCE, the book that I helped Jessie Close write about her struggles with addiction and bi-polar disorder.

Mental Health Awareness Month: Meet the Author: Pete Earley
Cascades Library  21030 Whitfield Pl, Potomac Falls, VA 20165
Tuesday, May 19, 7:00 pm
Pete Earley will discuss his new book, Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness, written in collaboration with Jessie Close. The book tells of the Close sisters’ journey; from a cult school in Switzerland, to the Belgian Congo where their father became a surgeon in the war ravaged republic, to boarding school in the US, where Jessie first started to exhibit symptoms of severe bipolar disorder (she would later learn that this ran in the family, a well-kept secret). Through a series of destructive marriages, Glenn was always by Jessie’s side and it was not until Jessie’s son Calen entered McLean’s psychiatric hospital that Jessie herself was diagnosed. Fifteen years and twelve years of sobriety later, Jessie is a stable and productive member of society.
Book sale and signing to follow.
About the author:

Pete Earley is the bestselling author of such books as The Hot House and Crazy. When he is not spending time with his family, he tours the globe advocating for mental health reform.

Learn more about Pete.