Buxton Books Presents An Author Talk with Julio Vincent Gambuto: Please Unsubscribe, Thanks!

Wed, Sep 27, 2023 at 6pm

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Buxton Books is proud to present author and filmmaker Julio Vincent Gambuto - in conversation with Anne C. Frazier - for a talk celebrating his book, Please Unsubscribe, Thanks! This is a ticketed, in-store event!

Please join us in the bookstore on Wednesday, September 27 for an event with Julio Vincent Gambuto celebrating his new book, Please Unsubscribe, Thanks! Julio will be joined in conversation with local counselor Anne C. Frazier! 

These two will be talking about the ideas behind Please Unsubscribe, Thanks! - a directional for finding joy and intentionality in a world that's becoming increasingly automated. 

Doors for this event open at 5:30 pm. Program begins at 6:00 pm. 

We hope to see you there!

Please note: Tickets to this event are non-refundable. If you can't make it to the event, we are happy to hold your signed, personalized copy of the book for pick-up or ship it to you at a small additional charge. Please email becky@buxtonbooks.com for assistance. 

About Please Unsubscribe, Thanks!:

Atomic Habits meets The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k in this life-changing guide to freeing yourself from the automated behaviors, values, and relationships that keep you from being happy.

When the pandemic essentially brought the world to a standstill, author Julio Gambuto came to understand a powerful truth: in the pre-pandemic world, Americans were exhausted, lonely, unhappy, wildly overworked and overbooked, drowning in sea of constantly being on the go and needing to buy more, more, more. But when that pressure disappeared, people rediscovered what was important to them. They quit jobs that made them unhappy and moved their families to suburbs. Simple things like outdoor walks replaced gym memberships; home cooking and backyard gardens replaced takeout; less commuting meant more time for family and creative projects; and for perhaps the first time in a long time, people were being honest. Honest about what they wanted, what they believed in. Honest about the problems they were facing within their families, friend groups, workplaces, towns, and society overall.

That honesty, he noticed, had the potential to make the ground shift. It created a capacity for change. But he also knew that it likely wouldn’t last, because the most powerful forces running our world would not allow it to. They wanted control over our clicks, our conversations, our dollars, our work, our votes—our lives. The only way that we could beat those systems, would be to resist the calls to keep moving, and to “go back to normal.” In order to change, we had to unsubscribe.

Now, in Please Unsubscribe, Thanks!, Gambuto gives us a radical blueprint for the ways we can take a deep breath, renew and commit to a life that we really want, individually and collectively, from unsubscribing to emails and automated subscriptions to reevaluating the presence of people and ideas and habits that no longer serve us or make us happy. Infused with the practical advice in James Clear’s Atomic Habits and the humor of Sarah Knight’s The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**kPlease Unsubscribe, Thanks! helps us focus on where we find joy in our lives and encourages us to toss out what doesn’t bring us joy in this modern world.

About Julio Vincent Gambuto: 

Julio Vincent Gambuto is the author of the viral essay series “Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting,” which sparked a world-wide conversation reaching more than 21 million readers in 29 countries. A moviemaker by trade and training, Julio has written, directed, and produced film and television content for The New Yorker, Nickelodeon, PBS, E! Entertainment, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Beta Films, Stone & Company, and Kerner Entertainment. He is a graduate of Harvard University and earned his MFA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he was an Annenberg Fellow. Prior, Julio worked as a marketing communications writer and consultant, and co-founded TAYPE—an after-school arts program for LGBTQ+ teens. He lives in New York City. Please Unsubscribe, Thanks! is his debut book. Learn more at JulioVincent.com. 

About Anne C. Frazier:

Anne C. Frazier is a Licensed Professional Counselor, speaker and people pleasing recovery coach. She has a private practice in Charleston, SC where she utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to work with young adults and adults on life, love and purpose.

She specializes in helping individuals with relationships, authenticity and uncovering self-worth. She works compassionately to help people who are faced with roadblocks to make change happen.

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