Author Talk w/ Dr. Michelle Harper: The Beauty in Breaking

Author Talk w/ Dr. Michelle Harper: The Beauty in Breaking

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Monday, 8/22/2022
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Series Event Location
Schlow Zoom
Cost: $0

The Beauty in Breaking is a “riveting, heartbreaking” memoir that explores how a life of service to others taught an emergency room physician how to heal herself. This virtual interview with NYT bestselling author, Michele Harper, will offer participants poignant insights into self-healing. Looking for a copy of the book? Reserve yours today!

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About the book: 

Michele Harper is a female, African American emergency room physician in a profession that is overwhelmingly male and white. Brought up in Washington, D.C., in an abusive family, she went to Harvard, where she met her husband. They stayed together through medical school until two months before she was scheduled to join the staff of a hospital in central Philadelphia, when he told her he couldn't move with her. Her marriage at an end, Harper began her new life in a new city, in a new job, as a newly single woman. In the ensuing years, as Harper learned to become an effective ER physician, bringing insight and empathy to every patient encounter, she came to understand that each of us is broken--physically, emotionally, psychically. How we recognize those breaks, how we try to mend them, and where we go from there are all crucial parts of the healing process.

Praise for the book:

“Riveting, heartbreaking, sometimes difficult, always inspiring.” —The New York Times Book Review

“An incredibly moving memoir about what it means to be a doctor.” —Ellen Pompeo

As seen/heard on Fresh Air, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, Weekend Edition, and more


This event is sponsored by the Schlow Library Foundation and patrons like you!

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