Author and Motivational Speaker Bethany Meloche at Saline Library Monday

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 03/12/2018 - 00:05

Visit the Saline District Library at 7 p.m., March 12, for an inspirational, funny and relatable evening of storytelling with writer and motivational speaker Bethany Meloche.

Bethany is the author of the memoir, HOW SHOULD A BODY BE?, a coming-of-age story about growing up in Michigan and uncovering a horrible new truth in an old family secret. When she is twelve years old, Bethany discovers the reason her grandmother wears leg braces—and it has something to do with how Bethany herself has started tripping, falling, and losing her grasp on objects.

The cause? Charcot-Marie-Tooth, an inherited genetic disorder (or is it a disease?). How does it feel? Like a torpedo that has wrecked her once idyllic childhood. Now a world traveller and chronic adventurer, Bethany shares in this keynote presentation that life’s most valuable lessons can be learned in the simplest of things: buying a slice of pizza, going on a first date, or crossing a busy street. Teens and grandparents all relate to Bethany’s sense of humor and brutal honesty.

Her stories are about living, really living, with exactly what we are given—no more, no less. HOW SHOULD A BODY BE? is a question everyone asks themselves, often repeatedly. Spend time asking and answering this question with Bethany.

You’ll definitely laugh, you may even cry, but you’ll truly be glad you spent time with this master storyteller. Raised in Ann Arbor, Bethany graduated from the University of California Berkeley, and currently lives in London where she writes and goes for long walks with her husband.

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. You can also order How Should a Body Be? in advance on Amazon at This event is ideal for teens and adults. This is a FREE event but space is limited.

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