Eric Greitens: Resilience

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 7:00pm

Eric Greitens

St. Louis Public Library - Central Branch, Main Auditorum

Left Bank Books presents bestselling author, Navy SEAL, and humanitarian Eric Greitens, author of The Heart and the Fist, who will sign and discuss his new book, Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for a Better Life.

Ticket Information: $31 admits one and includes on copy of Resilience. $36 admits two, includes one copy of Resilience, and $5 will be rebatable towards the purchase of a second copy at the event. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the St. Louis Public Library's mission to enhance individual, family and community life. Click "Buy Tickets" below to purchase your tickets!

A free valet service will be available at this event; tipping is encouraged. The valet will pick up on the Locust side of the library.

Please contact if you will need special accommodations, especially handicapped-accessible seating.

In 2012, Eric Greitens unexpectedly heard from a former SEAL comrade, a brother-in-arms he hadn't seen in a decade. Zach Walker had been one of the toughest of the tough. But ever since he returned home from war to his young family in a small logging town, he'd been struggling. Without a sense of purpose, plagued by PTSD, and masking his pain with heavy drinking, he needed help. Zach and Eric started writing and talking nearly every day, as Eric set down his thoughts on what it takes to build resilience in our lives. Eric's letters—drawing on both his own experience and wisdom from ancient and modern thinkers—are now gathered and edited into this timeless guidebook. Resilience explains how we can build purpose, confront pain, practice compassion, develop a vocation, find a mentor, create happiness, and much more.

Event address: 
St. Louis Public Library - Central Branch, Main Auditorium
1301 Olive St.
Saint Louis, MO 63103
The Heart And The Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL By Eric Greitens, Navy SEAL Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547750385
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Mariner Books - April 10th, 2012