Hybrid | Amelia Zachry and Dr. Benjamin Gilmer

Image shows headshots of Amelia Zachry and Dr. Benjamin Gilmer and the cover image for the books Enough and The Other Dr. Gilmer

Join us for a dual author event with Amelia Zachry, author of Enough: A Memoir of Mistakes, Mania, and Motherhood (released Oct. 2022) and Dr. Benjamin Gilmer, author of The Other Dr. Gilmer: Two Men, a Murder, and an Unlikely Fight for Justice (released in paperback Mar. 2023). 

This is a hybrid event, meaning there is an option to attend virtually and a limited number of seats are available to attend the event in-store.
The event is free but registration is required for both in-person and virtual attendance. 

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Amelia Zachry—the bicultural child of a Malay mother and an Indian father—was nineteen years old, her future wide open, when a fellow student from her Kuala Lumpur university sexually assaulted her. The encounter sent her spiraling, first into isolation and then into promiscuity, as she grappled with the fallout of her rape. When she met the man who would become her husband and greatest advocate, Daniel, she began to emerge from that dark place—but even he couldn’t fight her demons for her. It wasn't until her late twenties, when she was diagnosed with PTSD and bipolar II disorder, that Amelia—now a wife and mother—truly began to step into her own power. A memoir of trauma and healing, mental illness and resilience, culture shock and new beginnings, devastation and triumph, Enough is one woman’s story of learning to make peace with the fact that things are as they should be, even if she sometimes wishes they were different—and of discovering that however far away it may seem, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.

Amelia Zachry was born and raised in Malaysia. She obtained a bachelor of commerce, majoring in marketing from Curtin University of Technology, Australia. When she met her husband, she moved to live with him in Japan, then Canada. During her time in Canada she obtained a bachelor’s in human ecology with a concentration in family studies from the University of Western Ontario.She began writing her debut memoir after finding her voice, bringing to light secrets she had kept. Secrets of sexual assault and subsequently bipolar disorder. She is an advocate for mental health and sexual assault awareness, supporting causes to dismantle rape culture and normalize mental health. She maintains a blog where she writes regularly on topics of mental health, sexual assault awareness, life as an immigrant, and parenting. When she’s not writing, she can be found tending to her many house plants or hiking with her husband and two daughters. Amelia currently resides in Lexington, Kentucky.

Dr. Benjamin Gilmer is a family medicine physician in Fletcher, North Carolina. He is an Albert Schweitzer Fellow for Life and associate professor in the department of family medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill and at the Mountain Area Health Education Center. A former neurobiologist turned rural family practitioner, Dr. Gilmer has lectured across the country about medical ethics, rural health, and the intersection of medicine and criminal justice reform. He lives with his wife, Deirdre; their two children, Kai and Luya; and their dog, Prince Peanut Butter, in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Virtual or in-person attendance option
Books: 
Enough: A Memoir of Mistakes, Mania, and Motherhood By Amelia Zachry Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781647422912
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days.
Published: She Writes Press - October 18th, 2022

The Other Dr. Gilmer: Two Men, a Murder, and an Unlikely Fight for Justice By Benjamin Gilmer Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593355183
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - March 7th, 2023

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