Michele Harper to Discuss Her New Memoir via Zoom (7/16)
Michele Harper, author of THE BEAUTY IN BREAKING (Riverhead), will be discussing her new memoir at a Politics & Prose Live virtual event via Zoom on Thursday, July 16 at 6:00 pm (ET).
An emergency room physician explores how a life of service to others taught her how to heal herself. THE BEAUTY IN BREAKING is the poignant true story of Harper’s journey toward self-healing. Each of the patients Harper writes about taught her something important about recuperation and recovery. How to let go of fear even when the future is murky. How to tell the truth when it’s simpler to overlook it. How to understand that compassion isn’t the same as justice. As she shines a light on the systemic disenfranchisement of the patients she treats as they struggle to maintain their health and dignity, Harper comes to understand the importance of allowing ourselves to make peace with the past as we draw support from the present. In this hopeful, moving, and beautiful book, she passes along the precious, necessary lessons that she has learned as a daughter, a woman, and a physician.
Michele Harper has worked as an emergency room physician for more than a decade at various institutions, including as chief resident at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx and in the emergency department at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Harvard University and the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. THE BEAUTY IN BREAKING is her first book.
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