Jennifer Gilbert, author of I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag, on tour May 2013

Posted By on April 1, 2013

I Never Promised You a Goodie BagAbout I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag

• Paperback: 224 pages
• Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (April 30, 2013)

When Jennifer Gilbert was twenty-two years old, someone tried to cut her life short in the most violent way. Not wanting this traumatic encounter to define her life, she buried it within and bravely launched a fabulous career in New York as an event planner. Always the calm in the storm—from fixing a ripped dress to relocating a lavish party on two days’ notice—she was convinced she’d never again feel joy herself. Yet these weddings, anniversaries, and holiday parties slowly brought her back to life. No one’s entitled to an easy road, Gilbert learned, but instead of anticipating our present in a goodie bag, it’s our presence that is the real gift.

Jennifer GilbertAbout Jennifer Gilbert

Jennifer Gilbert is the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Save the Date®, the New York–based special-events company. She was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, received Working Woman magazine’s Entrepreneurial Award of Excellence, and her company was voted one of its top 500 woman-owned businesses. An in-demand speaker, she has appeared at numerous schools and industry events, and her work has been featured in People magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and InStyle Weddings, as well as on Fox and CNN. She lives in New York City with her husband and their three children.

Visit her website at, connect with her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

Jennifer’s Tour Stops

Wednesday, May 1st: Book Hooked Blog

Monday, May 6th: A Patchwork of Books

Wednesday, May 8th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

Thursday, May 9th: From LA. to LA

Tuesday, May 14th: A Musing Reviews

Wednesday, May 15th: Sophisticated Dorkiness

Thursday, May 16th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf

Monday, May 20th: The Well-Read Redhead

Tuesday, June 4th: guiltless reading

Thursday, June 13th: Patricia’s Wisdom


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