Reinvent Yourself with Lesley Jane Seymour - #49: Tova Mirvis

Reading: #49: Reinventing Because You No Longer Believe (Tova Mirvis)

#49: Reinventing Because You No Longer Believe (Tova Mirvis)

April 19 2019

Imagine turning 40 and being afraid to drive on the highway. Being afraid of the freedom that might bring. Afraid of breaking with a strict religious tradition in which you grew up. Tova Mirvis did just that. Married at 22 to a man she dated for just 12 weeks, Mirvis knew she risked leaving everything behind — including her identity as a mother and a community member — if she walked away from her tightly knit Orthodox Jewish community. But she did it and wrote the book, The Book of Separation. Mirvis explains to CoveyClub founder Lesley Jane Seymour: “What happens when you reach a change moment — it feels like you’re jumping off a skyscraper,” she says.