Alex Amouyel at McGregor Square

Tattered Cover is pleased to welcome Alex Amouyel to our McGregor Square location on Friday, April 22nd at 6pm MT. She will be reading from and discussing her book The Answer Is You: A Guidebook to Creating a Life Full of Impact. This is a free, non-ticketed event.


Problem-Solving Requires Innovation, Activism, and You

An important read for those on the journey of making this world better and wondering where to start.” ―Jacqueline Novogratz, founder and CEO of Acumen, author of New York Times bestseller The Blue Sweater

#1 New Release in Volunteer Work, Philanthropy & Charity, and Nonprofit Organizations

People from all walks of life yearn to do something that adds value to others and to be someone who makes a difference in their community and the world.

Now Alex Amouyel is inviting you to become part of the solution. Alex, author of The Answer is You, is the founding Executive Director of Solve, an initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to solve world challenges. Solve finds incredible tech-based social entrepreneurs around the world and funds them to develop lasting, transformational tech-based solutions.

Take action for social impact. The Answer is You is here to inform you that being a change agent starts with doing good deeds and being a community helper. Everyone can do something with the skills and resources they already have─they just need ideas for how. The Answer is You inspires every person to start thinking critically about the problems we face and the solutions we might be able to offer to enact change.

Inside, you’ll find:

  • Motivating and encouraging stories of amazing impact innovators from MIT Solve
  • Guidance on how to take action in the world in big and small ways to get results
  • A path to hope and action for problem-solving in your community and within society

If you like books by women in leadership and enjoyed reading Create the Future + the Innovation Handbook: Tactics for Disruptive ThinkingBelieve in People: Bottom-Up Solutions for a Top-Down WorldThe Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators, you’ll love The Answer is You: A Guidebook to Creating a Life Full of Impact.


Alex Amouyel is the founding Executive Director of Solve, an initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that serves as a marketplace for social impact innovation. Since September 2016, when Alex started at Solve, she has built and now oversees a fast-growing team of twenty-six full-time employees, which has brokered funding commitments of over $25 million to Solver teams and entrepreneurs worldwide.

Previously, Alex was the Director of Programs for the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), where she curated content for CGI’s Meetings, including the flagship Annual Meeting, and oversaw speaker and government relations. At CGI, she worked with a variety of cross-sector leaders, including President Obama, Bill Gates, Sheryl Sandberg, Christine Lagarde, Madeleine Albright, Bono, Paul Polman, astronauts based at the International Space Station, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and dozens of young social entrepreneurs and activists.

Event Location: 
McGregor Square