Off-site Book Launch: The Purest Bond with Jen Golbeck and Stacey Colino

Please join us at Nichols Concert Hall for an evening with Jen Golbeck and Stacey Colino, authors of The Purest Bond: Understanding the Human-Canine Connection. 

Weaving together groundbreaking research and touching real-life stories, The Purest Bond explores not just the social benefits of owning a dog but the science of how dogs improve our emotional and physical health, mental acuity, and our ability to focus and absorb information. Most importantly, they remind us of what’s right in the world—love, trust, affection, playtime, fresh air, and sunshine—even when so much feels wrong.

Tickets are $10 for general admission or $38 for VIP admission, which includes a copy of the book, seating in a reserved section, and signing line priority.

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Jen Golbeck is the “internet’s dog mom” and creator of the social media sensation The Golden Ratio. A professor at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies, she is a popular science communicator on issues related to her research on social media and dogs. Her TED Talks have been viewed by millions and she is a popular keynote speaker who has appeared on NPR, The 11th Hour, and more. Her writing has appeared in Slate, The Atlantic, Psychology Today, and Wired. She and her husband rescue golden retrievers who are senior or who have special medical needs and give them a safe and comfortable life. 

Stacey Colino is an award-winning writer specializing in health and psychological issues. Her writing has appeared in US News & World Report, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Parade, National Geographic, and more. She is the coauthor of numerous books, including Count Down, Emotional Inflammation, and Disease Proof. Stacey is a lifelong dog lover and has owned three rescue dogs.

Event date: 
Monday, December 11, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
1490 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
The Purest Bond: Understanding the Human–Canine Connection By Jen Golbeck, Stacey Colino Cover Image
ISBN: 9781668007846
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Published: Atria Books - November 14th, 2023