In 2000, Jennifer Lauck’s memoir Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found became a bestseller after the author appeared on Oprah. Two more books followed, sans Oprah, and Lauck found herself with no agent, no publisher and trouble at home. A taste of Tibetan Buddhism gave her an idea for a project on “how really screwed up people use spirituality to hide from their problems,” but eventually led to something more lasting and genuine. Lauck tells the story in this (self) interview at The Nervous Breakdown.
Lauck kicks off her book tour for Found: A Memoir on Tuesday, March 8, at Powell’s on Burnside. Portland band The Dimes, whose music can be heard in the trailer for Found, will accompany her reading with an acoustic set. Starts at 7:30.