Dierdre Wolownick has been a wife and mother, teacher and musician, marathoner and rock climber - and is now the author of a fascinating memoir! In The Sharp End of Life: A Mother's Story, she shares her amazing journey, revealing how her climbing achievements reflect a broader story of courage and persistence.
After a stifling upbringing and difficult marriage, Dierdre juggled work while raising two children. As they grew up, both were drawn to extreme sports - Stasia biking and running marathons, Alex becoming one of the most famous rock climbers in the world (the first and only person to free solo Yosemite's El Capitan, as seen in the Academy Award-winning documentary, Free Solo). Dierdre found inspiration in her children's passions - and new depths within herself. She took up running and completed marathons. At age 58, Alex led her on her first rock climbs. A new world suddenly opened up, culminating in her record-setting ascent of El Capitan with her son.
Join us for a presentation with the author and a booksigning to celebrate The Sharp End of Life on Thursday, May 16th from 6:30-8:00 pm!