Brave Women: Revelatory Memoirs- A Conversation with Marlena Fiol and Nita Sweeney

Please join Nita Sweeney and Marlena Fiol for a special virtual event Friday, December 18th at 12pm PST.
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Brave Women: Revelatory Memoirs- A Conversation with Marlena Fiol and Nita Sweeney

December 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm PST

Please join Nita Sweeney and Marlena Fiol for a special virtual event Friday, December 18th at 12pm PST.

Marlena is the author of Nothing Bad Between Us and Nita Sweeney is the author of Depression Hates A Running Target.

Marlena and Nita will be speaking openly about their childhoods, experiences with depression, and what lead to both of their successful and inspiring writing careers.

This event will be hosted by the Women’s National Book Association- San Fransisco chapter and you must register to participate!


Depression Hates a Moving Target by Nita Sweeney

Depression Hates a Moving Target

How Running With My Dog Brought Me Back From the Brink (Running Depression and Anxiety Therapy, Bipolar)

It’s never too late to chase your dreams. Before she discovered running, Nita Sweeney was 49-years-old, chronically depressed, occasionally manic, and unable to jog for more than 60 seconds at a time. Using exercise, Nita discovered an inner strength she didn’t know she possessed, and with the help of her canine companion, she found herself on the way to completing her first marathon. In her memoir, Sweeney shares how she overcame emotional and physical challenges to finish the race and come back from the brink.


Nothing Bad Between Us

A Mennonite Missionary’s Daughter Finds Healing in Her Brokenness

This story differs from similar accounts of childhood domination or abuse because it tells the story of the author’s seemingly paradoxical responses to the powerful forces in my life, but doesn’t leave it at that. It sheds light on the social and religious dynamics underlying these responses, giving readers insights into and understanding of her otherwise incomprehensible choices, as she found my way back into loving relationships with her parents and the Mennonite community.