The Wilton Library is hosting an author talk with the author of one of Oprah’s Spring 2017 Book Picks. Wendy Sachs, author of Fearless and Free:  How Smart Women Pivot, will be appearing at the library for a talk, Q&A and book signing on Monday, March 20 from 7-8:30 p.m..

Sachs talked to a wide range of women who faced down fears, roadblocks and failures to reinvent themselves. Faced with a wild job market, technology changing daily and industries morphing on the spot, many women feel forced to pivot to stay relevant, while others choose to pivot to keep engaged. Or they may be struggling to get back into the workforce after taking time off to raise kids. Sachs discusses the insights and experiences of those interviewed, together with current research and actionable advice.

Fearless and Free was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as one of “17 Books to Read this Spring,” writing, “A seasoned media professional offers pithy, invaluable guidance to women stymied in the workplace, with pointers on how to turn self-rebuke into empowerment and liberate the entrepreneur within.”

Sachs is also the author of the critically acclaimed book on balancing career and family, How She Really Does It: Secrets of Successful Stay-at-Work Moms.  She is an Emmy award-winning network television producer, former Capitol Hill press secretary, and editor-in-chief of Care.com. As a media relations executive, Sachs has represented companies ranging from tech start-ups to NBC Universal, and as an expert on work/life issues she has appeared on dozens of radio and TV shows including:  NBC’s “Today” show, ABC’s “Good Morning America”, MSNBC, CBS, FOX News, CNN’s “Headline News” and others. She is a contributor to CNN.com and the Huffington Post and has written for The New York Times and several magazines.

A Q&A session will follow the talk. Books will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Elm Street Books. There is no charge to attend but registration is highly recommended. To register, visit the Wilton Library website, or call 203.762.6334.