Anna Borges: The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care

Friday November 8: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Buy a copy of The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care or a $15 gift card in-store to attend. This event will take place in the 3rd floor Rare Book Room, accessable via our entrance at 826 Broadway. 

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event.

Anna Borges, Senior Health Editor at Self and author of The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care, will host the panel discussion about intersectional self-care focusing on things like how identity influences self-care, barriers to self-care, how good self-care differs from the commercialized shiny thing people have come to see it as, etc. 

The actual panel will be comprised of three voices. The first panelist is Lane Moore, former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and bestselling author of How to Be Alone . The second panelist is Jeffrey Marsh, influencer host and author of How to Be You. And the final voice is Conz Preti, a mother and editor of

Self-care is everywhere—but sound-bites on this trendy subject tend to focus more on face masks and bubble baths than on its key objective: mental health. Now, top health writer Anna Borges is here to fix that in The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care.

Formerly at BuzzFeed, Borges helped popularize the self-care movement in the first place, and her book distills the “self-care internet” into an A to Z list with over 200 entries—from soul-searching prompts to simple pick-me-ups. Readers can tailor their own routines by choosing among Borges’s strategies, which cover four distinctive realms of self-care: physical, mental, social, and spiritual.

Drawing on real-world experience (her own and others’) as well as expert advice, Borges empowers readers to take charge of their well-being. This beautifully illustrated guide is a one-stop shop for mind, body, and soul.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Anna, Lane, Jeffrey, and Conz talk about all the best ways to take care of yourself!

Anna Borges is a writer, podcast host, mental health advocate, and senior health editor for SELF. Previously, she was a senior health and wellness writer at BuzzFeed, where she helped build its mental health platform from the ground up. Her work has appeared in BuzzFeed, Cosmopolitan, The Outline, SELF, and more. She lives in Brooklyn with two cats, and you can find her making sure everyone in the group chat is practicing self-care. The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care is her first book.

Jeffrey Marsh was the first openly nonbinary activist to appear on national television, as a commentator on cable news. Jeffrey was also the first nonbinary author with Penguin Random House. Jeffrey’s best-selling self-esteem guide How To Be You, is an innovative, category-non-conforming work that combines memoir, workbook, and spiritual self-help. How To Be You topped O Magazine's Gratitude Meter and was named an Excellent Book of 2016 by TED-Ed. Jeffrey is one of the world's foremost commentators on nonbinary identity and activism in America, with a message of positivity and inclusion and a deep knowledge of queer issues and history. Jeffrey has reported on LGBTQ topics for TIME, Variety, Dutch National News channel RTL-TV, NewsmaxTV and the BBC. Jeffrey has also been a Cultural Consultant in Nonbinary Affairs for NYU, the office of Chirlaine McCray (New York City's First Lady), GLAAD, MTV, and for Condé Nast's Them and Teen Vogue. As an author, Jeffrey was the first prominent public figure to use, and advocate the use of, they/them pronouns for trans and gender non-conforming people.

Lane Moore is a bestselling author, award-winning stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and musician living in NYC. Paste Magazine named her #19 of the 75 Funniest People On Twitter, Refinery 29 named her one of their Female Comedians You Need To Know, Brooklyn Magazine named her one of The 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn, BUST Magazine named her one of 10 Funny Ladies You Need To Be Watching, and Village Voice named her “Queen Of Disdain,” in their Best Of New York issue, Out Magazine named her one of the “Out 100 of 2017,” and Bustle named her one of their Comedy Class of 2017 comedians. Her monthly comedy show Tinder LIVE! was named on The New York Times Critic’s Picks, Ellen Degeneres called it “brilliant,” it has been featured on Entertainment Tonight, and CBS called it one of the 5 Best Comedy Shows in NYC. BUST Magazine named her band It Was Romance the Best Band of 2015 and Billboard named them one of 16 Female-Fronted Bands You Should Know. Her first book, How To Be Alone: If You Want To And Even If You Don’t, became a #1 National Bestseller. It was praised as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, New York Magazine, NPR, Fast Company, Marie Claire, and others.

Conz Preti is a writer, mom to one tiny human and two large dogs, editor at and constantly tired. She's the author of the forthcoming pregnancy journal Too Pregnant to Move: A Pregnancy Journal available for pre-ordering now. Motherhood has made her more honest and real in how she portrays herself on social media platforms, she felt so alone going through the initial struggles of motherhood that she has taken it upon herself to show the reality of what it means to be a mom today in age with no village to support her.  Previously, she ran the international editorial operations for BuzzFeed, overseeing the launch of their offices in Mexico, Brazil, Canada, and Spain, amongst others. Her work has appeared on BuzzFeed, Glamour, Gizmodo, Mashable, and Univision. Originally from Argentina, she now lives in Brooklyn with her husband, son, and dogs and is expecting twin girls in 2020.