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Dr. Nadine Burke Harris | The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

Tue, January 23, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Pioneering physician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is a longtime crusader for targeting care to vulnerable and traumatized children. Her prolific work on the link between toxic stress and chronic illnesses includes more than 17,000 surveys of adult patients’ adverse childhood experiences. She is…

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Elif Shafak | Three Daughters of Eve with Siri Hustvedt | A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind

Wed, January 31, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

The most widely read female writer in Turkey, Elif Shafak has penned more than a dozen “vibrant, lush and lively” ( Washington Post ) books that have been translated into more than 40 languages. This work includes the bestselling novels The Bastard of Istanbul, The Forty Rules of…

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Barbara Ehrenreich | Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer

Tue, April 17, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00, $33 optional single ticket + book
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Journalist and social critic Barbara Ehrenreich, “who for more than 40 years has been one of our most accomplished and outspoken advocacy journalists and activists” ( Los Angeles Times ), is the bestselling author of 16 books, including the working-class exposé  Nickel…

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Leslie Jamison | The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath

Mon, April 23, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Leslie Jamison is the author of the bestselling essay collection The Empathy Exams , a personal and probing look at pain and how we understand others’ suffering, praised for “its ethical generosity, the palpable sense of stretch and reach” and “the lovely vividness of the…

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