Open House Spring 2019

Join us for a day of self-care and books!

April 5, 2019 in New York, NY

On Friday, April 5, Random House will host our very first Self-Care Summit. We’ll introduce you to all areas of wellness, from financial to physical and everything in between. During this day of discovery, we’ll hear from authors who will teach us how to live our best lives at various touch points along the wellness spectrum. (And all those touchpoints matter: How can you put energy toward creating healthy meals if you’re completely burnt out from your job?)

Topics include: The power of female friendship; 13 mistakes you might be making with your money (and how to fix them); how to break your stress cycle; eating tips to nourish body and soul (and boost your energy!); and, of course, the books that will be your new favorite fiction picks.

Featured Books:

  • THE HORMONE FIX by Anna Cabeca
  • BURNOUT by Emily and Amelia Nagoski
  • WORK WIFE by Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo
  • THE KRIPLAU KITCHEN by Jeremy Rock Smith
  • THE FARM by Joanne Ramos
  • THE RED DAUGHTER by John Burnham Schwartz
  • AMERICAN SPY by Lauren Wilkinson
  • UNDER PRESSURE by Lisa Damour

Event Details

What was Included

  • Guaranteed seating
  • Full day of programming
  • A behind-the-scenes look at publishing at Random House
  • Random House canvas tote bag filled with books and goodies
  • Coffee
  • Boxed lunch
  • Afternoon reception with wine and snacks

Date & Time

April 5, 2019
Check-In Starts at 9:00AM; Programming begins at 10:00AM; followed by a cocktail reception at the end of the day to 5:00PM


New York, NY

Random House
1745 Broadway
New York, NY


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Doors Open at 9:00 AM: After you've checked in, grab a cup of coffee, browse our pop-up bookstore, and meet Random House staff before the day begins.

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM:  Morning Programming

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM: Lunch Break (boxed lunch included with your ticket)

1:15 PM – 4:00 PM: Afternoon Programming

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Cocktail Party! Mix and mingle with Random House staff and guests at our popular end-of-the-day reception, featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres, treats and wine.

Travel Details

Open House is held at Random House, located near Columbus Circle in Manhattan. The address is -  1745 Broadway (between 55th and 56th Streets), New York, NY 10019.

Subway N, Q, R, W to 57th Street – 7th Avenue ; B, D, E to 7th Avenue – 53rd Street; 1, A, B, C, D to 59th Street – Columbus Circle

Authors (In Alphabetical Order)

Anna Cabeca, DO, OBGYN, FACOG, is triple board-certified and a fellow of gynecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. She has special certifications in functional medicine, sexual health, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. She is known for her work using natural alternatives and traditional healing modalities for managing menopause successfully. She is the creator of the highly acclaimed virtual transformation programs Women’s Restorative Health, Sexual CPR, and Magic Menopause. The creator of the alkaline superfoods drink Mighty Maca Plus and the vulvar anti-aging cream Julva, she has been interviewed by all major television networks and has been featured in InStyle, HuffPost, and Mind Body Green. She lives on Saint Simons Island, Georgia, with her four daughters and her dog, Sandy.

ERICA CERULO and CLAIRE MAZUR founded Of a Kind in 2010 and have developed a reputation as important and influential curators at the forefront of the maker movement, with a knack for identifying “the next big thing” when it’s still a small thing. In addition to unearthing America’s most talented up-and-coming designers for feature on their website, Mazur and Cerulo have also become known for their highly popular “10 Things” newsletter and its podcast companion “A Few Things,” where they expand their enthusiasm for new discoveries across product and lifestyle categories. Accolades include Forbes’s “30 under 30,” InStyle’s “Best of Web,” and Fashionista’s “50 Most Influential People in New York Fashion.”

Jorge Cruise is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty titles with more than eight million books in print, including 8 Minutes in the Morning, The Belly Fat Cure, and The 100. Internationally recognized as a leading fitness trainer, Cruise has transformed the lives of millions of people, including Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Khloe Kardashian, Steve Harvey, Miley Cyrus, Tyra Banks, 50 Cent, and Eva Longoria. A graduate of the University of California, San Diego, Cruise also has training certificates from the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the American Council on Exercise (ACE). A frequent contributor to The Steve Harvey Show, The Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, Today, The Rachael Ray Show, HuffPost, Extra, First for Women, AARP Magazine, and The Costco Connection, he also hosts the Jorge Cruise Show on Facebook Watch, as well as The Cruise Control podcast. He lives in Malibu, California.

LISA DAMOUR, Ph.D., is the New York Times bestselling author of Untangled, as well as numerous academic papers related to education and child development. She graduated with honors from Yale University, worked for the Yale Child Study Center, then received her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Damour directs Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, maintains a private psychotherapy practice, consults and speaks internationally, and is a faculty associate of the Schubert Center for Child Studies and a clinical instructor at Case Western Reserve University. She and her husband have two daughters and live in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

Emily Nagoski is the author of Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life. She has a PhD in health behavior with a minor in human sexuality from Indiana University, and a MS in counseling, also from IU, including a clinical internship at the Kinsey Institute sexual health clinic. She has been a sex educator for twenty years and currently works as the inaugural director of wellness education at Smith College.

Amelia Nagoski is a conductor with a DMA in conducting from the University of Connecticut. An assistant professor and coordinator of music at Western New England University, she regularly presents educational sessions discussing the application of communications science and psychological research for audiences of other professional musicians, including “Beyond Burnout Prevention: Embodied Wellness for Conductors.”

Joanne Ramos was born in the Philippines and moved to Wisconsin when she was six. She graduated with a B.A. from Princeton University. After working in investment banking and private-equity investing for several years, she became a staff writer at The Economist. She currently serves on the board of The Moth. She lives in New York City with her husband and three children.

Jill Schlesinger is an Emmy-nominated and Gracie Award–winning Business Analyst for CBS News, a weekly guest on NPR’s Here and Now, and a Certified Financial Planner™. She writes a weekly syndicated column, Jill on Money, and serves as the host of the nationally syndicated radio show Jill on Money.

John Burnham Schwartz is the bestselling author of five novels, including Northwest CornerThe Commoner, and Reservation Road, which was made into a film based on his screenplay. His books have been translated into 20 languages, and he has done extensive screen and television writing for major Hollywood studios, including as screenwriter of HBO Films’ The Wizard of Lies with Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer, for which he was nominated for a 2018 Writers Guild of America Award. He is the Literary Director of the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference, and lives in Brooklyn with his wife, writer Aleksandra Crapanzano, and their son Garrick.

JEREMY ROCK SMITH is the executive chef at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. In addition to overseeing all foodservice there, he leads weekly cooking demos and frequent immersive food and nutrition programs for guests. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and a faculty member of the Food as Medicine program at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C., Smith is a frequent guest chef and presenter on health and cooking for a variety of events around the country. His articles and recipes have been featured in a wide range of publications including the Food Network blog, Vegetarian Times, Yoga Journal, and Boston magazine.

Lauren Wilkinson earned an MFA in fiction and literary translation from Columbia University, and has taught writing at Columbia and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She was a 2013 Center for Fiction Emerging Writers Fellow, and has also received support from the MacDowell Colony and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Wilkinson grew up in New York and lives on the Lower East Side. This is her first novel.