WMRA Books & Brews November 12 & 13, 2019

Jun 11, 2019

WMRA  November Books & Brews features Lisa Jakub discussing her book Not just me.

Tuesday, November 12 2019 at Pale Fire Brewing Company in Harrisonburg at 7pm.

Wednesday, November 13 2019 in Crozet at the Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery at 7pm.

When you present your WMRA Member Card at either event, you'll receive a certificate for a complimentary beer.  

Lisa Jakub assumed that retiring from her eighteen-year acting career and leaving Hollywood was going to be the cure for all of her anxiety issues. Guess how that worked out?

Lisa was still having three panic attacks a day and found it hard to leave her house. But when anxiety-induced vomiting claimed the life of her iPod—she knew it was time to get help. It was time to talk about the things that are hard to talk about.

She started to embrace her weird.

In searching for a deeper understanding of mental wellness, Lisa explored her own history and reached out to others to learn how anxiety and depression impacted their lives. She interviewed Veterans with PTSD and ten-year-olds with sensory integration issues, people with eating disorders and cutting habits, those whose lives were saved by medication and those who found yoga to be the answer. She went to Colorado to learn about the effects of cannabis on anxiety, and attended a meditation retreat in North Carolina to sit quietly for hours and hours and hours in “noble silence.” Without a phone.

Not Just Me is a hopeful, entertaining, enlightening look at the root causes of anxiety, the latest research on mood disorders, and ideas for how we can all live authentically with more peace, power, and purpose. Part memoir, part journalistic exploration—this book reminds all of us that we are not alone.


Lisa is  a writer, speaker, writing teacher, traveler, yoga teacher. She began her acting career at the age of four in Toronto, Canada. For the next eighteen years, She worked consistently in the film industry in Los Angeles, in projects that ranged from Hollywood blockbuster to cutting room floor.