Lara Love Hardin Event
Event date: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 6:00pm
Featured Book: 
The Many Lives of Mama Love



The Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women & Sonoma State University's Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies Department Presents:

The Many Lives of Mama June (Oprah's Book Club): A Memoir of Lying, Stealing, Writing, and Healing with bestselling author Lara Love Hardin. 

“Once you start reading, be prepared, because you won’t want to stop.” —Oprah Winfrey

Join us for an evening with New York Times bestselling author Lara Love Hardin for a reading and Q&A about her harrowing, hilarious and no- holds barred memoir recounting her slide from soccer mom to opioid addict to jailhouse shot-caller and her unlikely comeback as a highly successful ghostwriter and co-founder of The Gemma Project to help justice-involved women across the country escape the intergenerational cycle of incarceration.

Event date: Wednesday, April 24 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Location: Student Center - Bennett Valley Room at Sonoma State University

Admission: Free

Author - Lara Love Hardin is a literary agent, author, and president of True Literary. Lara is a formerly incarcerated woman with lived experience navigating the obstacles, bureaucracy, and stigma of incarceration and reentry. She is a graduate of the original Gemma Program. Lara has a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and is a four-time New York Times bestselling writer. In 2019 she won a Christopher Award for her work “affirming the highest values of the human spirit.” In 2019 she was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award and short-listed for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Love Hardin lives in La Selva Beach, California. She has four children, two step-children, five dogs, three cats, twenty-one chickens, and four ducks.

Event Location: 
Sonoma State University
1801 E Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
The Many Lives of Mama Love (Oprah's Book Club): A Memoir of Lying, Stealing, Writing, and Healing By Lara Love Hardin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781668069608
Availability: Available online. Call stores for local availability.
Published: Simon & Schuster - February 27th, 2024


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