Book talk with Barbara Conroy


On Wednesday, July 25, at 4:30 pm, join the West Tisbury library for a book talk with local author Barbara Conroy. She’ll read from her newly released book, “Dear Jack: A Love Letter,” and will give a talk surrounding the topics of addiction, recovery, grief, and loss. Barbara explains, “I’m not an expert. I’m a mom changing the narrative of addiction and recovery.” Books will be available for purchase and signing. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

Barbara Conroy is a mother of five. Sadly, two of her children have died. Barbara continues to seek resources, success stories, healing, and spiritual tools to offer to those who need to connect to themselves and heal.

Jackson Scott Conroy is the subject of the book: “The little boy, who rode a bike at 2, caught a shark at 5, drove a car at 10, smoked pot at 13, got arrested at 15, went to rehab at 17, went to college at 18, went to rehab again at 19 and again at 20, died April 1, 2015, at 21.”

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