Past Event: Kathleen Smith Discussion & Signing

Join us at the Maury County Public Library* on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 6pm for a discussion and signing with Columbia native Dr. Kathleen Smith, author of Everything Isn’t Terrible.

Licensed therapist and mental health writer Dr. Kathleen Smith offers a smart, practical antidote to our anxiety-ridden times. Everything Isn’t Terrible is an informative and practical guide — featuring a healthy dose of humor — for people who want to become beacons of calmness in their families, at work, and in our anxious world. Everything Isn’t Terrible will inspire you to confront your anxious self, take charge of your anxiety, and increase your own capacity to choose how you respond to it. Comprised of short chapters containing anecdotal examples from Smith’s work with her clients, in addition to engaging, actionable exercises for readers, Everything Isn’t Terrible will give anyone suffering from anxiety all the tools they need to finally…calm…down.

Ultimately, living a calmer, less anxious life — one that isn’t terrible — is possible, and with this book you’ll learn how to do it.

About the Author:

Kathleen Smith is a licensed therapist and mental health writer who lives in Washington, DC. She has written for popular publications such as Slate, Salon, New York Magazine, Lifehacker, Bustle, and Counseling Today, among many others. She is an associate faculty member at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family and hosts the show Family Matters, a production of the University of the District of Columbia.

Books will be available for purchase at the event or beforehand at Duck River Books.  If you are unable to attend the event and would like a signed copy, please call Duck River Books at 931-548-2665.

For more information on the book or to order online, visit:

The audiobook of Everything Isn’t Terrible is available at:

*The Maury County Public Library is located at 211 W 8th St, Columbia, TN 38401