IN PERSON - Alisha Fernandez Miranda - MY WHAT IF YEAR

Saturday, February 18, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Brazos Bookstore--
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Brazos Bookstore will host Alisha Fernandez Miranda in person for a book signing on Saturday, February 18 from 2-3pm.

In My What If Year, Alisha is on the cusp of turning forty and has already climbed to the peak of personal and professional success, but at a price; she’s overworked and exhausted. Bravely, she decides to give herself a break, temporarily pausing her stressful career as the CEO of her own consulting firm. With the tentative blessing of her husband and eight-year-old twins, she leaves her home in London to spend one year exploring the dream jobs of her youth, seeking answers to the question, “Why didn’t I do what I most wanted to do until now?” What follows is a spirited and hilarious journey for Alisha––and the reader. Contending with her lack of experience (and the onset of a global pandemic), Alisha gofers for two high-profile Broadway productions (and nearly tramples Stephen Sondheim), attempts to master a fitness regimen called Voga (a cross between yoga and “voguing”), feigns confidence while handling multi-million-dollar artwork at Christie’s, and literally sets her shirt on fire while serving rack of lamb in a posh hotel on Scotland’s remote Isle of Skye. Her experiences are at once challenging and humbling, and push the boundaries of what Alisha thought she was physically, mentally, and emotionally capable of.

For anyone who’s ever felt stuck in a rut, My What If Year proves that it is never too late to say yes to second chances and explore the roads untraveled throughout your life.

Alisha Fernandez Miranda serves as chair and former CEO of I.G. Advisors, an award-winning social impact intelligence agency that consults with the world’s biggest nonprofits, foundations, and corporations on their philanthropy and social initiatives. A graduate of Harvard University and the London School of Economics, her writing has been featured in Vogue, Business Insider, Romper, and Huffington Post. Originally from Miami, she currently lives in Scotland with her husband and children. 

Follow Alisha on Instagram @alishafmiranda and @quityourdayjobpodcast, Twitter @thequeenbis, and her website at

My What If Year: A Memoir By Alisha Fernandez Miranda Cover Image
ISBN: 9781958506097
Availability: NOT ON OUR SHELVES. Usually Arrives in 4-7 Business Days
Published: Zibby Books - February 7th, 2023