Jul 9

Twin Cities Carleton Breakfast Club with June Thiemann '84

Join us at the monthly Carleton Breakfast Club! July's speaker is June Thiemann '84.

Thursday, July 9th, 2015
7:30 – 9:00 am / Perkins Restaurant
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4201 W. 78th St., Bloomington, MN

Carleton Breakfast Club
with June Thiemann '84

Thursday, July 9, 7:30 a.m.
Perkins Restuarant
4201 W. 78th St., Bloomington

Join us as we hear from June Thiemann '84 on her memoir about a mother’s return to the dead end where she grew up and finding, through her children’s eyes, the beauty beyond straitjackets.

All in the Asylum is the first work by June Thiemann '84, a teacher, writer, and child advocate in Minneapolis. The project began 22 years ago after giving birth to her first son. Naming him after a brother who committed suicide, she began to put other names to the absences in her family. She couldn’t complete the memoir until she figured out a strategy to keep herself and her kids from disappearing.   

As the author explains, the themes represented in her book seek to provide solace for those trying to make sense of their own mental health or the health of a loved one. “How can anyone hope to spot an illness that by its very nature distorts perception?  Instead, why not proactively seek out mental health resources for the family from the get-go?”

Up Next - August 13: Join us as we hear from Eric Klein '93, the head strength and conditioning coach for the University of Minnesota Gopher Footballl team.

Sponsored by Carleton Clubs. Contact: Emily Muirhead McAdam