SPAN Book Club is facilitated by SPAN admin Sarah Browne, who offers an active, engaging group experience that is completely free. Sarah and the SPAN Book Club community offer socialization and camaraderie over a shared hobby to alleviate loneliness and isolation for survivors of narcissistic abuse and members of our SPANily.
She says that the club helps survivors to remember how to have their own voices and to have their own thoughts and opinions validated. And, she says, the added benefit is that survivors regain a sense of self in the process.
How it works:
- Books are chosen by the group members.
- Sarah announces her top three choices, and members have a week to cast their votes.
- Once the book is chosen, members get a week to obtain the book through Amazon.com, their local library or any other source.
- The discussion begins the following week on Sunday.
Want In? Join the SPAN Book Club, right here.
More About Sarah
Sarah Lawson-Browne is a long-time SPAN administrator who retired from an over thirty-year career in Casino Gaming Management. She holds both general and executive licenses with the NJ State Gaming Commission and holds management certifications in all table games. Staff training in conflict resolution, sexual harassment, money laundering, tax evasion, liquor liability, and underage gambling, was part of her duties.
A former Bunny, she started her career at the now-defunct Playboy Casino, worked in two Trump Casino-Hotels, and The Golden Nugget.
Since retiring early in 2012, Sarah has been pursuing her love of art by taking college courses in design and color.
After turning down scholarships to Westminster Choir College, University of Bridgeport, Temple and Drexel Universities, for instrumental and choral music, Sarah attended Spartan School of Aeronautics, Oklahoma State University, and the Casino Gaming Institute. She currently attends CSU for Art and Design, where she has consistently made the dean’s list.