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Virtual Event – Melissa Bernstein

March 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Magic City Books is proud to welcome Melissa Bernstein for a virtual author program in celebration of her new book, LifeLines: An Inspirational Journey from Profound Darkness to Radiant Light.

Melissa Bernstein is the co-founder and chief creative officer of the wildly successful toy company Melissa & Doug. Behind this outward success is a truth Melissa has rarely divulged, she has suffered her entire life with existential anxiety and depression–and this book is her publicly sharing that truth and how she has found purpose, peace, and meaning – An essential read and tool right now: millions of people are struggling with mental health issues–and the prolonged global pandemic, lockdowns, depravations, and lifestyle changes of the past year have exacerbated this crisis.

Joining Melissa in conversation about her book will be Matt Gleason, Media and Content Coordinator for Mental Health Association Oklahoma.

This free event will be hosted on the Zoom platform and Facebook Live. To register in advance for the event on Zoom, visit: https://magiccitybooks.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XyjuUtFzTguDa8C_TG2DMg.

After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to join the event on Tuesday, March 30 at 7:00 pm CT.

LifeLines is available now. You can purchase a copy at Magic City Books in person or online: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/lifelines/461.

About LifeLines 

Join Melissa Bernstein, Co-Founder of the wildly successful toy company Melissa & Doug, on a journey to triumph over anxiety, depression, and despair–a story she hopes will help others find their path to meaning and inner peace. Now, more than ever, Melissa’s message is needed by others, and her promise to all who journey with her is that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Who would ever guess that Melissa Bernstein, happily-married mother of 6, creator of over 5,000 toys which have sold over a billion dollars, begins many days the same way far too many others do, wondering if she’ll make it to tomorrow? Melissa shows us that when darkness descends, and it seems there’s no escape, there actually is a way out, there actually is hope, and there actually is a path that can lead to meaning and purpose.

Melissa takes us on her path through depression, revealing how her “lifelines” transformed despair into a beacon of hope. Filled with prose, gorgeous photography, and many of Melissa’s verses that express her struggles and breakthroughs, LifeLines is committed to helping others who are “stuck” develop a plan for themselves to survive and thrive.

A book of struggle and salvation, connection and community, LifeLines is a framework for people seeking to understand their emotional lives and to develop their own path to self-discovery and inner transformation.

Melissa Bernstein, mother of six, married 30 years, and founder of toy company Melissa & Doug, has struggled with existential anxiety and depression throughout her life. Although her toys have touched millions of children, Melissa longs to connect with people in a more direct and personal way. She reveals her journey in LifeLines, her first book, which she wrote to help others who are also suffering. Melissa’s mission is to help other seekers on their journey inward so they too can transform darkness into light. Join the LifeLines community at LifeLines.com.


March 30, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Magic City Books
221 E. Archer St.
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States