WC speaker to address ‘Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable’


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WILMINGTON — New York Times bestselling author Harlan Cohen has helped millions of persons around the world “get comfortable with the uncomfortable” as he tackles often-touchy issues with humor, empathy and common sense.

Cohen will visit Wilmington College to present the first program in the 2017-18 Issues & Artists Series Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Hugh G. Heiland Theatre. The event is free of charge and the public is welcome.

The author of six books, Cohen is a nationally syndicated advice columnist who has spoken at more than 400 colleges and universities.

“I’ve helped millions of people go to college, find love and follow their passions,” says the self-proclaimed expert on life transitions. “I love experiencing highs, lows and everything in-between, and I’m always working to be my personal best, which is a never-ending journey.”

Cohen’s writing career began at the Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University’s student-produced newspaper. His first editorial was about why deer hunters should shoot deer with contraceptives instead of bullets. He interned at NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jay Leno.

After graduating from IU, he continued writing his offbeat column, which, within a year, The New York Daily News picked up, giving his words a potential readership in the millions.

“My column spread across the country like a bad rash at a nudist camp and my speaking career began to bloom,” he said, professing his love for speaking at live events. “My shows are energetic, intense, funny, musical and unpredictable.”

His favorite topics include life’s transitions, risk-taking, rejection, success, love, happiness and passion.”

Cohen’s books include: Campus Life Exposed; Advice From The Inside, The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues, The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only, The Naked Roommate’s First Year Survival Workbook, Dad’s Expecting Too: An Expectant Parents’ Guide and his newest book, Getting Naked: Five Steps to Finding the Love of Your Life (While Fully Clothed and Totally Sober).

This year’s new WC students were assigned to read The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues for discussion during New Student Orientation.

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