Robin F. Schepper In Conversation WIth Meghan Lukens Live at Colfax


Tattered Cover is thrilled to welcome Robin F. Schepper to our Colfax location on July 13th at 6:00pm! Robin will be presenting her book, Finding My Way: A Memoir of Family, Identity, and Political Ambition, alongside conversation partner State Rep. Meghan Lukens! This event is free to the public and no ticket is required for entry.



A deeply personal memoir about finding family and belonging from White House staffer Robin F. Schepper. Growing up torn between her single Pan Am-stewardess mom and brothel-owning grandmother in 1960s New York City, Robin F. Schepper never imagined that she'd one day have an office in the East Wing of the White House. Her childhood in a German American neighborhood on the Upper East Side was peppered with half-truths, from the family secrets surrounding her grandmother's immigration to deceptions about her biological father. In a world of self-absorbed adults, Robin largely raised herself: she secured a scholarship to a prestigious private school and worked several jobs as a teenager to pay her own living expenses before finally escaping to California for college. Street-smart and undeniably driven, once in the professional world Robin quickly ascended in the male-dominated political sphere, traveling the globe while being subjected to sexual harassment and assaults that echoed obstacles her mother and grandmother had faced. Through it all, Robin searched for her biological father. She felt that if she could understand why he abandoned her, she could free herself from secrets, lies, and shame. Robin eventually rose to work for the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and, in the meantime, created her own family by adopting two sons from Kazakhstan. Intimate and captivating, Finding My Way follows an ambitious woman who reached the highest pinnacles of a political career while simultaneously fulfilling her own quest to heal from family trauma and discover her true identity.


For more than thirty years, Robin served at the highest levels of American politics and government. She worked on four presidential campaigns and in the Clinton White House, was staff director for the Senate Democratic Technology and Communications Committee under Senator Tom Daschle and served in the Obama White as the first executive director of Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity initiative, Let’s Move! She has advised numerous numerous non-profits and helped draft policy reports for the Bipartisan Policy Center. She lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with her husband, kids and rescue dogs.



Meghan Lukens is the current State Representative for House District 26. In the Colorado House of Representatives, Meghan is on the Education Committee and the Agriculture, Natural Resources & Water Committee. Prior to winning election in November of 2022, Meghan was a social studies teacher at Steamboat Springs High School. She has a Bachelor's Degree in History and Master's Degree in Leadership in Educational Organizations. Meghan grew up in and lives in Steamboat Springs, where she enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and hiking -- maximizing all the outdoors has to offer in Colorful Colorado!

Event date: 
Thursday, July 13, 2023 - 6:00pm
Finding My Way: A Memoir of Family, Identity, and Political Ambition By Robin F. Schepper Cover Image
ISBN: 9781954854963
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Girl Friday Books - April 18th, 2023

Event Location: 
Colfax Avenue