Maria Bello Comes to Utah for Open Booking Reading and Signing – “Whatever…Love is Love”

Special Event: Book Reading and Signing: May 13th & 16th

SALT LAKE CITY, UT–(Marketwired – May 13, 2015) – Actress and author Maria Bello will be hosting a book reading and signing for her new book “Whatever…Love is Love” today, May 13th at 5:00pm MDT at the Modern West Fine Art and on Saturday, May 16th at 11:30am MDT at the Sundance Mountain Resort.


Event #1 -Today
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Event: Maria Bello Special Event: Book Reading and Signing
Time: 5:00 PM
Cost: $60 per person
Venue: Modern West Fine Art
Address: 177 E 200 S, Salt Lake City, 84111


Event #2 – Saturday
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Event: 2015 Sundance Mountain Resort Author Series with Maria Bello
Time: Doors open at 11:30am, Brunch begins at Noon, and Author presentation will begin at 1:00pm, followed by guest question/answer and book signing.
Cost: $85 per person
Venue: Sundance Mountain Resort – Redford Conference Center
Address: 8841 N. Alpine Loop Road, Sundance, Utah 84604


To purchase the book on Amazon:


About the Author Maria Bello
Maria Bello is a mother, actor, activist, and author. Her essay in The New York Times, Modern Love column, “Coming out as a Modern Family” is one of the ten most popular articles in a decade. Maria has played many characters in her 25-year acting career — from Anna on ER, to Lil in Coyote Ugly, to Edie in A History of Violence — but it took a life-threatening illness for her to ask herself: who is the main character in my life? In her book, “Whatever…Love is Love,” Maria answers that question, and more, in a powerful, intimate mediation on identity, filled with wisdom and insights relevant to us all.


About the book “Whatever… Love is Love”
The acclaimed actress and dedicated activist shares her personal journey of discovery, and destroys outdated ideas about partnership, love and family that will resonate with anyone in an unconventional life situation.


Actress and activist Maria Bello made waves with her essay, “Coming Out as a Modern Family,” in the New York Times popular “Modern Love” column, in which she recalled telling her son that she had fallen in love with her best friend, a woman-and her relief at his easy and immediate acceptance with the phrase “Whatever Mom, love is love.” She made a compelling argument about the fluidity of partnerships, and how families today come in a myriad of designs.


In her first book, Bello broadens her insights as she examines the idea of partnership in every woman’s life, and her own. She examines the myths that so many of us believe about partnership — that the partnership begins when the sex begins, that partnerships are static, that you have to love yourself before you can be loved and turns them on their heads. Bello explores how many different relationships — romantic, platonic, spiritual, familial, educational — helped define her life. She encourages women to realize that the only labels we have are the ones we put on ourselves, and the best, happiest partnerships are the ones that make your life better, even if they don’t fit the mold of “typical.”


Throughout this powerful and engaging read, Bello shares intimate stories and lessons on how she has come to discover her happiest self, accept who she is, and live honestly and freely, and tells the stories of those who came to her after her Times‘ columns, grateful that someone gave voice to their life choices.


Whatever…Love Is Love is not a memoir about an actress. It is a frank, raw, and honest book about the way every woman questions the roles she plays in love, work, and life, filled with wisdom, questions, and insights relevant to us all.


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