Catherine Baab-Muguira Book Talk: Poe for Your Problems

404 E. Main St. Charlottesville, VA 22902, null, null


  • Presented By: New Dominion Bookshop
  • Dates: October 30, 2021
  • Location: New Dominion Bookshop
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Join us for a book talk with Catherine Baab-Muguira, author of Poe for Your Problems: Uncommon Advice from History’s Least Likely Self-Help Guru. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.

About the Book: Discover the power of Poe-sitive thinking! Edgar Allan Poe died seventeen decades ago, yet today he’s more popular than ever, ranking among the most influential writers of all time and counting millions of fans worldwide. Still, of all the writers anywhere, Poe would seem to be the least likely you’d ever turn to for advice. After all, his own life was a dumpster fire: he married his cousin, got fired from one job after another, and constantly feuded with friends and rivals.

But that’s precisely the point. Where Poe failed, he also persevered. Drawing deeply on Poe’s works, this darkly inspiring self-help book will teach you to overcome life’s biggest challenges to succeed at work, love, and art—despite the odds and no matter your flaws.

About the Author: Catherine Baab-Muguira is a writer and journalist who has contributed to, among others, Slate, Quartz, CNBC, and NBC News. A frequent podcast and radio guest, with appearances on NPR and Lifehacker’s Upgrade, she lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband and baby son.