My Ugly Truth: Reading & Signing with Jillian Coburn

Jillian Coburn’s new memoir, My Ugly Truth: Life Beyond Abuse, is a bracing one: When Coburn was 18 and unexpectedly got pregnant, her life changed. With little support from the baby’s father, and a pill habit to feed, Coburn soon found herself in a cycle of addiction, psychological, and physical abuse.

In the years following, Coburn went from one bad relationship to the next. Eventually, she found her saving grace in her faith, her husband Lonnie and her children, and her determination to stay clean.

My Ugly Truth: Life Beyond Abuse is a riveting story about not just the social and emotional realities of addiction, but also the monetary and opportunity costs of single parenthood and the secret lives of abusers and the abused who live to tell their stories.

Jillian Coburn is an entrepreneur, inventor, outdoorswoman, and mother of three who is passionately committed to supporting and elevating women who have nowhere to turn and living under the shadows of domestic violence. A survivor herself, Jillian energetically assists women living with abuse by empowering and teaching them how to get out, heal and build a life they’ve always imagined. In her book, Coburn shares resources and tools of how she helped herself in hopes to help other women break the cycle of addiction, abuse and despair.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751