Wednesday September 12 7pm
Austin author Margret Ericsdottir
will speak about & sign the book
she co-wrote with Kate Winslet,
The Golden Hat:
Talking Back to Autism.
Margret will be joined at this event
by her son Keli Ericsdottir
Imagine what it would be like not to be able to communicate with those we love. For many individuals living with nonverbal autism and their families, this is their everyday reality. The Golden Hat is an intimate response to this reality created by Kate Winslet, Margret Ericsdottir, and her son Keli, who has nonverbal autism.
Kate and Margret’s stories, their personal email correspondence, and Keli’s poetry give us a profound insight into the world of those living with autism. Kate has shared this story with some of the world’s most famous people, posing the question: “What is important to you to express?” Their responses are a collection of intimate self-portraits and unique quotes. Among them are: Julianne Moore, James Franco, Ben Stiller, Michael Caine, Mery Streep, Kim Cattrall, TomHanks, Justin Timberlake, George Clooney, Elton John, Tim Robbins, Leonardo DiCaprio, Oprah Winfrey, and Jude Law.
All author proceeds from this book go directly to the Golden Hat Foundation. For more information about the Golden Hat Foundation and ways you can help, please visit our website: www.goldenhatfoundation.org
In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.
Thank you for supporing the Golden Hat Foundation, Margret and Keli Ericsdottir, and your local independent bookstore!