Author Chris McMillan to read from debut memoir

Local author Chris McMillan will read from her new memoir at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville.

Backwards Off the Curb is the story of McMillan who, at 54, decided to leave the comforts of her suburban life and head out on a cross-country pilgrimage of self-discovery.

McMillan was a well-traveled Air Force wife who ran retail stores in Tallahassee, Florida for 20 years. She found herself stagnating in her daily routine, so she packed up her van and embarked on a 10,000-mile journey to “find her sanity.”

The result is 207 pages of feisty Southern feminine soul-searching, memory-strolling, and self-reflection.


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