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Join us at the Book Cellar as author Kayt Sukel joins us to discuss her new book The Art of Risk.
Abou Kayt Sukel:
Kayt Sukel knows more about sex than you do. (According to Forbes, at any rate…)
A passionate traveler and science writer, she has no problem tackling interesting (and often taboo) subjects spanning love, sex, neuroscience, travel and politics. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New Scientist, USA Today, Pacific Standard, the Washington Post, ISLANDS, Parenting, the Bark, American Baby, National Geographic Traveler, and the AARP Bulletin. She is a partner at the award-winning family travel website Travel Savvy Mom, and is also a frequent contributor to the Dana Foundation’s many science publications. She has written stories about out-of-body experiences, fMRI orgasms, computer models of schizophrenia, the stigma of single motherhood and why one should travel to exotic lands with young children.
Kayt also works with several corporate clients in both the healthcare, education and government sectors on various writing and marketing endeavors. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), the Author’s Guild and the National Association of Science Writers (NASW). A popular public speaker, she has graced the stages of TEDMED, Chicago Ideas Week and renowned universities across the continent.
Kayt lives outside Houston, Texas (and is surprised as you are about it), and frequently overshares on Twitter as @kaytsukel.
About The Art of Risk:
THE ART OF RISK compares/contrasts the lives of real world risk-taking successes like World Series of Poker champion Andy Frankenberger and free solo climber/BASE jumper Steph Davis with cutting edge laboratory studies to better explain how, where, when, and why we take the risks that we do.
“A blithe and personable guide to risk-taking.” -Kirkus Reviews
“THE ART OF RISK begins with an admission: Kayt Sukel’s lost her mojo — and like any great journalist, to find it again, she researches her way to the root of the issue. This entails interviewing adrenaline junkies, uncovering the psychology, and delving into the complicated neuroscience. (She’s the only writer I know who can make terms like mesocortical limbic pathway and DRD4 variants downright titillating). An engrossing look at at fascinating issue by one of the most fearless science writers in the business.” -Susannah Cahalan, New York Times bestselling author of Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness