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Jay and Lindy Nelson -- "Consciousness in a Nutshell"

Category: Literary

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Jay and Lindy Nelson will speak about and sign their new book, "Consciousness in a Nutshell: A Psychonautical Odyssey," on Thursday, June 20th at 6:30pm, at Boulder Bookstore. Tickets for this event are $5 (plus a small processing fee) and are available on Eventbrite.

About the Book:
With a feverish pace and a candid eye for story, "Consciousness in a Nutshell" delivers an unforgettable account of what it means to be alive while, at the very same time, answering the question of all questions, once and for all: What is consciousness?

Set inside a psychological thriller, this semi-autobiographical tale follows two young neuropsychopharmacologists on the verge of publishing a major breakthrough, when one of them (only identified by the name "Ava") winds up missing, and the other finds himself trapped in a room without doors or windows. Faced with impending doom, James decides to write a letter to a total stranger explaining everything he knows about the subject of consciousness in exchange for one little favor.

Written in the style of creative non-fiction, this multi-layered conversation spans the fields of neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, cosmology, and evolutionary biology, all in the pursuit of explaining 'what' consciousness is.


*Tickets are $5 (plus a small processing fee).

*A coupon good for $5 off a copy of "Consciousness in a Nutshell," or a purchase on the day of the event is included with your ticket. You will receive this coupon at the event.