My What If Year Book Celebration with Baldwin & Co.

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My What If Year Book Celebration with Baldwin & Co.

Celebrate author Alisha Fernandez Miranda and her memoir My What If Year, in partnership with Baldwin & Co. and the Hotel Peter and Paul.

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Hotel Peter and Paul 2317 Burgundy Street New Orleans, LA 70117

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Join Zibby Books for an in-person reading and conversation with drinks, music, and pastries, all in celebration of My What If Year. The celebration is hosted by the Hotel Peter and Paul in partnership with Baldwin & Co. Bookstore. Doors open at 11:30am for a 12pm start time.

ABOUT MY WHAT IF YEAR:

On the cusp of turning forty, Alisha Fernandez Miranda has climbed to the peak of personal and professional success, but at a price; she’s overworked and exhausted. Bravely, Miranda decides to give herself a break, temporarily pausing her stressful career as the CEO of her own consulting firm. With the tentative blessing of her husband and eight-year-old twins, she leaves her home in London to spend one year exploring the dream jobs of her youth, seeking answers to the question, “What If?” What follows is a spirited and hilarious journey for Alisha - and the reader. Contending with her lack of experience (and the onset of a global pandemic), Alisha gofers for two high-profile Broadway productions (and nearly tramples Stephan Sondheim), attempts to master a fitness regimen called Voga (a cross between yoga and “voguing”), feigns confidence while handling multi-million-dollar artwork at Christie’s, and literally sets her shirt on fire while serving rack of lamb in a posh hotel on Scotland’s remote Isle of Skye. Her experiences are at once challenging and humbling, and push the boundaries of what Alisha thought she was physically, mentally, and emotionally capable of. Alisha’s “What If” year reveals that she can achieve success on her own terms by embodying the spirit of the intern: never stop learning, be flexible, and understand that failure is a prerequisite for growth.

For anyone who’s ever felt stuck in a rut, My What If Year proves that it’s never too late to say yes to second chances and explore the roads untraveled throughout your life.