Me for mayor?

Have you ever had the fantasy that a chance encounter with a stranger could tell you who to be? Karin Gutman was working as an assistant when a senior advisor to a US Senator came out of the blue with an offer to change her life.

Karin Gutman is the founder of Spirit of Story, a writing and story consulting business devoted to guiding people in discovering and writing their personal, life-based stories. Karin also recently started a Women’s Story Circle which is a monthly writing salon at a private home in Hancock Park.

This story first aired on Strangers in April, 2012.



Karin with Senator Joe Lieberman



Karin with then-Senator Barack Obama



The 2004 Democratic National Convention convened from July 26 to 29, 2004
at the FleetCenter (now the TD Garden) in Boston, Massachusetts



John Kerry's acceptance speech


Lea Thau