“I had the moment. The Moment. When life was as I expected, until it wasn’t.”
That was the day in 2004 that Lauree Ostrofsky came face-to-face with the little white blob, an acoustic neuroma brain tumor. A series of scary moments and missteps follows and ultimately lead her to launching #hugtour, plotting routes to office buildings and coffee shops hugging people she cares about along the way.
The process teaches her that running hugs in traffic are exhilarating and that unabashedly sharing love is more worthwhile than she could ever have imagined.
I'm Scared & Doing It Anyway is a memoir about the choices you make when you feel like you don't have any.
Through Lauree's journey, listeners see how powerfully compelling their own challenges can be and how close they already are to achieving their heart's desires.
“This book is a love poem to life.” (Joselin Linder, author of The Family Gene)
“[This book] made me laugh out loud and shed quiet tears." (Patrice Tanaka, author of Becoming Ginger Rogers)
“Lauree lets you into the inner workings of her mind and heart to travel the path from fear to love. I was spellbound reading this book.” (Aliza Sherman, web pioneer and author of Mom, Incorporated and PowerTools for Women in Business)