Imagine On Air presents Marie Henein

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Book & Ticket (incl shipping) $40
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Single Ticket and Book w shipping: Oct 13 Marie Henein
$40.00 + GST

Wordfest’s Imagine On Air presents Marie Henein to celebrate the publication of her highly anticipated memoir Nothing But the Truth. Henein – arguably Canada's most sought-after lawyer –  has written an uncompromising book that is at once raw, beautiful, and altogether unforgettable.

This refreshingly unconstrained conversation will delve into Henein's immigrant experience; the role models who shaped her; the ethics of criminal law; the pros and cons of being a household name in this country; and what it took to rise to the top in a male-dominated world. 

The one-hour show, hosted by Shelley Youngblut, Wordfest’s CEO &Creative Ringleader, airs at 7:00 PM MT. (The pre-show will begin at 6:50 PM.) Tickets are $40 (plus tax) and include your ticket, a signed* copy of Nothing But theTruth, and shipping in Canada. (*Bookplates.)

We are thrilled to be partnering with Indigo Books. Official publication date for Nothing But the Truth is Sept. 28, at which point Indigo can begin shipping the books – as soon as they process your order, Indigo will send you a confirmation email with tracking information. Customers who place their orders before Oct. 6 should receive their book before the event on Oct. 13. Orders to rural and remote addresses might take a few days longer.

You'll also receive an email reminder the day before the show, as well as Wordfest's unique Digital Doggie Bag the day after with links and extras inspired by the conversation.

We’re thankful to Penguin Random House Canada for making it possible for us to connect you with Marie Henein.

About Marie Henein

Marie Henein is a senior partner at Henein Hutchison LLP, recognized in Canadian Lawyer as one of the country's Top Ten Litigation Boutiques. She has been interviewed on CBC's The National, written for the Globe and Mail, and is a sought after speaker. Named Toronto's 15th Most Powerful Person by Toronto Life, she has been repeatedly recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers by Canadian Lawyer and was a recipient of the Laura Legge Award from the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Law Society of Upper Canada Medal. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.

About Nothing But the Truth: A Memoir

An intimate and no-holds-barred memoir by Canada's top defence lawyer, Nothing But the Truth weaves Marie Henein's personal story with her strongly held views on society's most pressing issues, legal and otherwise.

With Nothing But the Truth, Henein, arguably the most sought-after lawyer in the country, has written a memoir that is at once raw, beautiful, and altogether unforgettable. Her story, as an immigrant from a tightknit Egyptian-Lebanese family, demonstrates the value of strong role models
 from her mother and grandmother to her brilliant uncle Sami who died of AIDS. She learned the value of hard work, being true to herself and others, and unapologetically owning it all.

Henein shares here her unvarnished view on the ethical and practical implications of being a criminal lawyer, and how the job is misunderstood and even demonized. Ironically, her most successful cases made her a
lightning rod in some circles, confirming her belief that much of the public's understanding of the justice system is based on popular culture, and social media, and decidedly not the rule of law. As she turns 50 and struggles with the corrosive effect on women of becoming invisible, Henein doubles down on being even more highly visible and opinionated as she deconstructs, among other things, the otherness of the immigrant experience (Where are you really from?), the pros and cons of being a household name in this country, opening her own boutique law firm, and the likes of Martha Stewart and her commoditization of previously unpaid female labour. Nothing But the Truth is refreshingly unconstrained and surprising
– a woman at the top of her game in a male-dominated world.

About Host Shelley Youngblut

Shelley Youngblut is the CEO & Creative Ringleader of Wordfest. She was the recipient of the 2020 Calgary Award for Community Achievement in the Arts and the 2018 Rozsa Award for Arts Leadership. She also won the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Western Magazine Awards. 

Youngblut was the founding editor of Calgary’s award-winning Swerve magazine and has created magazines for ESPN, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Nickelodeon, Western Living, and The Globe and Mail. A former pop-culture correspondent for ABC World News Now and Canada Am, she is now often unconventionally opinionated on CBC Calgary’s Eyeopener.

Follow her on Twitter @youngblut and Instagram @youngblutshelley.


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