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Caroline Paul in conversation with anthony molina TOUGH BROAD

April 3 @ 7:30 pm

Caroline Paul Credit Lauren Tabak Crop

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 – 7:30pm PDT

7812 Girard Ave
La JollaCA 92037

This event is free and open to the public; free seating is subject to available space on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure seating, reserve one book per person through Warwick’s for everyone in your party.

On Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:30pm Warwick’s will host Caroline Paul as she discusses and signs her new book, Tough Broad: From Boogie Boarding to Wing Walking―How Outdoor Adventure Improves Our Lives as We AgeCaroline Paul is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure and Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology, which has been translated into fifteen languages. She is also the author of the memoir Fighting Fire, the middle-grade book You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World, and the novel East Wind, Rain. Her TED Talk, “To Raise Brave Girls, Encourage Adventure,” has been viewed over 2 million times. A longtime member of the Writers Grotto, she lives in San Francisco.

Reserved Seating is available when Tough Broad is pre-ordered from Warwick’s through the linked green “Reserve Seats Here” button above. Only books purchased from Warwick’s will be signed. Please call the Warwick’s Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Gutsy Girl comes a funny, inspiring, deeply researched exploration into the science and psychology of the outdoors and our place in it as we age.

Caroline Paul has always filled her life with adventure: From mountain biking in the Bolivian Andes to pitching a tent, mid-blizzard, on Denali, she has never been a stranger to the exhilaration the outdoors can hold. Yet through it all, she has long wondered, Why aren’t women, like men, encouraged to keep adventuring into old age?

Tough Broad is her quest to understand not just how to live a dynamic life in a changing body, but why we must. She dives deep into the current research on aging, and highlights the results with the stories of women like ninety-three-year-old hiker Dot Fisher-Smith, eighty-year-old scuba diver Louise Wholey, fifty-two-year-old BASE jumper Shawn Brokemond, sixty-four-year-old birdwatcher Virginia Rose, and the many septuagenarian Wave Chasers who boogie board together in the San Diego surf.

These women aren’t experts. But their experiences and the scientific studies that back them up offer important insight into our own physical and emotional health as we age, showing that growing older is no reason for women to sell themselves short. Tough Broad is a high-spirited call for women to embrace the outdoors, not back away from it, in our fifties, sixties, seventies, and beyond, casting our own futures in a new and dazzling light.

Anthony Molina, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine at UC San Diego and serves as the Research Chief in the Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Care. Dr. Molina is the Scientific Director for the Stein Institute for Research on Aging and the UCSD Center for Healthy Aging. The overarching goal of Dr. Molina’s research is to promote healthy aging and to advance precision healthcare for older adults. His team is leading efforts to: 1) understand the multi-faceted factors influencing the cognitive and physical abilities of older adults, 2) develop improved diagnostic and prognostic tools for age-related diseases and disorders, and 3) identify strategies for promoting healthy longevity.

He lives in La Jolla with his wife, son, and dog. The Molinas enjoy shopping at Warwick’s and stop by often for a game of chess.


April 3
7:30 pm
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