Nexus Recovery Center announced Koren Zailckas, New York Times best selling author of Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood and Mother, Mother, as the featured speaker for the Women’s Auxiliary of Nexus Spring Luncheon on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Belo Mansion located at 2101 Ross Avenue in Dallas.
The luncheon benefiting Nexus Recovery Center will be chaired by Liz Pasquinelli with honorary chairperson Diane Sealy, who is long-standing Nexus supporter and past president of the Nexus Women’s Auxiliary. Luncheon highlights include a VIP reception and seated lunch followed by remarks from Ms. Zailckas as she shares her personal experiences as written in her book with an emphasis on youth and addiction.
“We are so honored to have Koren Zailckas as our guest speaker for the Nexus Women’s Auxiliary luncheon. I had the pleasure of hearing Koren speak five or six years ago at a parent event at my children’s school. As a mother of three teenage daughters her story certainly resonates with me and I know that all in attendance will benefit from hearing her experiences as a young woman battling alcoholism,” remarked Liz Pasquinelli, luncheon chair. “My hope for this year’s luncheon is that we continue the dialogue about addiction and alcoholism and its prevalence in our society.”
Koren Zailckas is the author of the New York Times Bestseller Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood, a riveting account of her experiences with alcohol abuse as a teenager and college student, at its follow-up, Fury. Barnes and Noble selected Smashed for its 2005 Discover Great New Writers program and Entertainment Weekly named it “one of the best accounts of addiction, let alone the college experience, or even what it means to be an average teenage girl in America.” Zailckas’ latest book, Mother, Mother: A Novel is her debut work of fiction about a family torn apart by a deeply flawed mother.