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Divergent Mind at the Commonwealth Club in SF

  • Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA, 94105 United States (map)

Join Jenara Nerenberg and friends at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco’s Embarcadero to celebrate the launch of Divergent Mind, published by HarperCollins March 24th 2020. Details and ticket link to follow.


"In this enormously important book, Jenara Nerenberg brings to light the history and lived experiences of a 'lost generation' of neurodivergent women whose wisdom about coping in a world not built for them has been occluded behind a fog of changing diagnostic labels and overly male-centric research. Divergent Mind is a signpost to a happier future in which the diversity of human wiring is celebrated while barriers to access are eliminated." (Steve Silberman, NYTimes bestselling author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity)

Divergent Mind explores powerful and positive ways to understand our fundamental differences. Its focus on women is much needed and timely. The book de-pathologizes those of us who most profoundly and intensely think and feel the world around us. I found it to be eye-opening and healing.” (Mary Pipher, New York Times bestselling author of Women Rowing North and Reviving Ophelia)

“This wonderfully positive and accessible introduction to the neurodiversity paradigm is packed with life-changing insight for anyone whose way of experiencing the world diverges from the ordinary.” (Nick Walker, PhD, autistic neurodiversity scholar and aikido teacher)

This book is powerful, much-needed for our times, and Jenara Nerenberg offers a unique blend of personal, scientific, and societal analysis. Divergent Mind is really for all women, giving them the chance to understand each others’ invisible differences and gifts.” (Elaine Aron, PhD, bestselling author of The Highly Sensitive Person)

"Every woman who struggles to flourish in our one-size-fits-all society should read this book." (Susan Cain, NYTimes bestselling author of Quiet)

"Jenara Nerenberg's Divergent Mind offers a brilliant bouquet of intimate and collective insights on what it can mean to be a woman who experiences the world differently. Careful of the potential for stigma, misrepresentation, and harmful pathologizing, she shines a crucial spotlight on neurodivergent women and shows readers--through interviews, research, and personal reflection--what neurodiversity can look and feel like and how everyone can help cultivate a world where all minds can thrive." (Joel Salinas, MD, neurologist, scientist, and bestselling author of Mirror Touch: A Memoir of Synesthesia and the Secret Life of the Brain)

Earlier Event: January 16
IN/VISIBLE Talks 2020