An Evening with Martha Beck

The Free Library of Northampton Township and the Newtown  Bookshop are thrilled to host Martha Beck at the Free Library of Northampton Township on Monday, January 30th at 6:00pm to celebrate the paperback release of "The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self"

Bestselling author, life coach, and sociologist Martha Beck explains why integrity—needed now more than ever in these tumultuous times—is the key to a meaningful and joyful life.  This is a ticketed event where the purchase of the book is the price of the ticket. 

Posted on Jan 30th - Please call the store 215-968-2400 for last minute tickets!


Books will be given out the night of the event


“For over fifteen years, I have looked to Martha Beck for her wisdom, and marveled at how she helps people through crises in their lives with such grace, insight, and humor… THE WAY OF INTEGRITY provides a roadmap on the journey to truth and authenticity. Her latest work is filled with aha moments and practical exercises that can guide us as we seek enlightenment.” —Oprah Winfrey

THE WAY OF INTEGRITY is about the redemptive power of discovering, speaking and living the truth about who you are…The book vibrates with magic, intelligence, and love. It brims with humor, spirituality, fascinating science, and even Dante’s Divine Comedy. This radiant book will not only change your life, but perhaps even save it.” Elizabeth Gilbert, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love

“Beck’s genius is that her writing is equal parts comforting and challenging. A teacher, a mother, a sage, she holds our hand as she leads us back home to ourselves.” —Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Untamed and founder of Together Rising


Now available in paperback, the bestselling author of Leaving the Saints, Expecting Adam, and Finding Your Own North Star Martha Beck returns with the essential book on achieving harmony within ourselves, THE WAY OF INTEGRITY: Finding the Path to Your True Self (The Open Field/Penguin Life; On Sale: December 27, 2022; Paperback; $18). An instant New York Times bestseller and Oprah’s Book Club selection, THE WAY OF INTEGRITY explains why integrity is the key to a meaningful and joyful life.

As Beck says in the book, “Integrity is the cure for psychological suffering. Period.” THE WAY OF INTEGRITY is a step-by-step guide anyone can use to find a sense of purpose, emotional healing, and a life free of mental suffering. THE WAY OF INTEGRITY explains that our culture teaches us specific rules for navigating society successfully, and in following these rules, we begin to split ourselves from our essential beings, our deepest truths. That’s what it looks like to lose our integrity, and to regain it is to recover that deep truth and become whole again­even if it risks alienation from others. To help us find our way back to full integrity, Beck uses an unlikely guidebook: Dante’s The Divine Comedy (which she calls “the first great self-help book”). Using Dante’s classic hero’s journey as a framework, Beck breaks down the process of attaining personal integrity into small, manageable steps, and demonstrates how to read our internal signals to lead us towards our true path.

Beck teaches readers how to return to their deepest truth by following the stages that Dante takes:

  • Starting in The Dark Wood of Error (where we don’t feel great, but we don’t know why)
  • Entering The Inferno (where we have to identify and lose our false beliefs)
  • Moving through Purgatory (where we begin to follow our truth in the real world—and deal with the backlash)
  • Arriving in Paradise (where what you wish for appears almost miraculously)

Beck spent a decade at Harvard before becoming a life coach, and is also a renowned public speaker—you can watch her TED Talk on the technologies of magic here. Using techniques developed with hundreds of her clients, Beck brings her expertise as a social scientist, life coach, and human being to help readers uncover what integrity looks like in their own lives. She takes us on a spiritual adventure that will not only change the direction of our lives, but bring us to a place of genuine happiness.


Martha Beck is a bestselling author, life coach, and speaker who specializes in helping individuals and groups achieve greater levels of personal and professional success. She is the author of nine non-fiction books and one novel, and has been a longtime contributor to O, The Oprah Magazine. She holds a PhD in sociology from Harvard.

Event date: 
Monday, January 30, 2023 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Free Library of Northampton Township
25 Upper Holland Road
Richboro, PA 18954