Free Panel Discussion: Memoir Secrets

with Brad Wetzler

into the soul of the world

May 15, 2023 | 1-Day Free Panel Discussion |



To celebrate the launch of his new memoir, Into the Soul of the World: My Journey to Healing, author, journalist, and memoir coach Brad Wetzler is offering a one-evening course called Memoir Secrets. In a 60-minute Zoom class, he’ll offer students an in-depth look at the mindset he adopted and the tools he used to write his book and met his publisher’s seven-month deadline. Students will benefit from his discussion about: how he structured his book; how he worked with the book’s major themes; how he wrote each chapter so that it advanced the story AND addressed a particular important theme; how he used suspense to keep the reader interested; how he mined his memories in creating the book’s stories and images; how he decided on what to reveal about intimate relationships; and more.

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Here’s more about his book:

This powerful memoir shares an adventure journalist’s story of a decade-long, round-the-world quest to overcome his drug addiction and to understand and heal from past traumas.

Suffering from PTSD and severe depression from past trauma, battling an addiction to overprescribed psychiatric medication, and at the rock bottom of his career, journalist Brad Wetzler had nowhere to go. So he set out on a journey to wander and hopefully find himself—and the world—again.

Into the Soul of the World is Wetzler’s thrilling, impactful, and heartrending memoir of healing—physically, emotionally, and spiritually. An adventure journalist at heart, Wetzler mixes travelogue with empowering insights about his inner journey to better care for his own mental health. Journey with him as he travels across Israel and the West Bank, before moving on to India, a candle-lit cave on a mountaintop in the Himalayan foothills, and a life-changing encounter with a 100-year-old yogi.

Wetzler’s writing is full of the poignant, amusing, and occasionally heart‑breaking situations that unfold when we finally decide to confront depression (or any mental health struggle) and declare ourselves ready to heal: How do we heal our past and thrive again? What does it mean to live a good life? How can we transform our suffering and serve others? His answer: live to tell the story and find the humility and courage to be the best human you can be.

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About Brad Wetzler

Brad Wetzler began his writing and publishing career serving as an editor at Outside magazine, where he worked with some of America’s finest nonfiction writers. He later turned in his editor’s pen for a writer’s and traveled the world writing about adventure and exploration, business, politics, the environment, sports, and wellness. In midlife, after recovering from a long, debilitating depression, he became a certified yoga teacher and began exploring and writing about our inner landscape: psychology, spirituality, meditation, and yoga.

Brad holds a masters' degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He is a book editor and writing coach. His memoir Into the Soul of the World was published by Hachette Book Group in March, 2023. He lives in Austin, Texas. Learn more about Brad here.

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