The Day of the Nerd Gathering in Idyllwild

Idyllwild, CA, March 18, 2012 --( INK (Inspiring New Knowledge) Book Gathering announced today the upcoming Day of The Nerd event to be held the weekend of March 31st, 2012 in Idyllwild, CA.

Renowned motivational speaker, consultant and filmmaker Ken Goldstein will be in town to celebrate the upcoming April 30th release of his first book, The Way of The Nerd, a simple instruction book for “living the life you deserve and getting what you want from your professional and creative pursuits.”

According to Goldstein, “What I’ve done is to deconstruct the 81 verses of Lao Tzu’s seminal text, Tao Te Ching, which is universally regarded as the original manual for success, and translates them into simple instructions for living the life you deserve and getting what you want.” Using anecdotes from his life and career, Ken shows others the way to greatness by explaining his path and sharing the tools he uses to manifest greatness in his own life. Attendees will explore their personal goals, creative goals spiritual goals, goals with family & friends, professional goals and learn how to apply The Way of The Nerd to their everyday lives.

For those who are unfamiliar, Goldstein proclaims, in his new book, “The Way of The Nerd,” due out this April 30, “The Day of the Nerd is a single, life-changing day that will remove the main obstacle in your life that prevents you from reaching your personal, professional and creative goals. Just spend one day, and everything changes.” Goldstein continues, “The path to greatness involves letting go of what you think you need and focusing on what is really working.”

Excitement is building as Julie Johnson, owner of INK prepares for the onslaught of nerds and nerd wannabes to descend upon the magical little mountain town of Idyllwild. Johnson relates, “We are very excited to be having Ken coming to INK and to Idyllwild. This will be a truly transformational experience for those who attend. Our town is rolling out the red carpet for Ken and the attendees of the event, and we’re sure that everyone who attends will leave here with the tools for success in every aspect of their lives.”

Nestled high in the pines of the San Jacinto Mountains, INK Book Gathering is the hub of literary activity in Idyllwild, CA. Much more than a bookstore, INK offers story times for children, a community gathering room with WiFi for community classes, groups, book clubs, and folks wishing to just relax and read. In addition to a substantial collection of used books, and features many local authors. Just an hour’s drive from the major metropolitan centers of Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and Palm Springs and has been ranked as “One of the Best Art Towns in America” with its quaint main street lined with galleries, gift shops, and restaurants.

The Day of the Nerd will be packed with a full schedule of events that are to take place at INK Book Gathering (address) and at surrounding businesses that have opened their doors to provide the friendly mountain-town hospitality that is commonplace in Idyllwild. Providing food and refreshments is Café Aroma known for their amazing Italian food from recipes handed down by manager Frank Ferro’s Sicilian grandmother; Honey Bunn’s and Joe Bakery will be baking up their delicious cinnamon rolls, scones, and pecan sticky buns; and Higher Grounds will be brewing up coffee and tea drinks that will satisfy everyone’s caffeine Jones. Local hoteliers and restauranteurs are offering everyone who attends the Day of The Nerd a 10% discount.

The schedule kicks off on Friday, March 30th registration and an opening reception which will feature an author mini-series talk with Goldstein. To help set the tone and intention for the weekend, Johnson will lead a guided meditation which will feature the live music by Idyllwild musician Peter Davison, composer of much of the music heard on Gaiam CDs.

Saturday, the schedule will be in full-swing with Goldstein speaking during three lecture sessions: “Who is this God person anyway?” followed by “The World is Your Oyster” at the mid-day session, and in the afternoon, “You are the Problem in Your Life.” Just a few of the other activities available during the workshop sessions will feature Yoga with organic Yogi, Trine Beitz and a Pilates hike with Judi Way. Sunday will culminate with a Decompression Pancake Breakfast as attendees depart, armed with new tools for success.

For more information and to register for the event, visit INK Book Gathering is located at 54385 North Circle, Idyllwild, CA 92549 and can be reached at 951.659-5018 or on their website at
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Julia Countryman