I NEVER PROMISED YOU A GOODIE BAG is a memoir about finding joy again, one event at a time. It’s about pausing the constant flow of our lives now and then, just long enough to take a look around us and raise a glass to the people we love. It’s about getting laughter back and learning that ordinary life is a cause for celebration.
Jennifer Gilbert is the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Save the Date, the New York-based special events company she launched when she was twenty-five. Just five years later she was the youngest and only female recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year from Ernst & Young that year. She is also a recipient of Working Woman magazine’s Entrepreneurial Award of Excellence and her company was voted one of their top 500 woman-owned businesses. An in-demand speaker, she has appeared at numerous schools and industry events and her work has been featured in People magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and InStyle Weddings, as well as on Fox and CNN. She lives in New York City with her husband and their three children.