Join fellow book lovers to discuss In Patagonia, by the late Bruce Chatwin, both a captivating travel narrative and an extraordinary literary meditation on the southern tip of South America, one of the most remote and exotic locations on the planet. Originally published in 1977, Chatwin's book continues to be seen as one of the great works of travel writing of the 20th century. Read more »
Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. Read more »
David Werdegar, M.D., MPH, CEO, the Institute on Aging
One of the most radical demographic shifts of the last century is the remarkable growth of an older population. This phenomenon – profoundly reshaping society, science and seniors – is changing perceptions of aging. Dr. Werdegar will identify some of those changes and their significance.
MLF: Grownups Location: SF Club Office Time: 4:45 p.m. networking reception, 5:15 p.m.Read more »
Got skeletons in the closet? In Drunken Angel Kaufman recounts the story of the alcoholism that took him to the brink of death, the PTSD that drove him to the edge of madness, and the love that brought him back. Read more »
Humanities West Book Discussion: The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague in All the World by John Kelly
A book that chronicles one of the worst human disasters in recorded history shouldn't be so entertaining, but Kelly effectively illuminates the unwashed details of medieval life that contributed to so many of our underlying cultural fears. Lynn Harris will moderate the discussion. The author will not be present.
MLF: Humanities Location: SF Club Office Time: 6 p.m.Read more »
John Renesch, Founder, Renesch Advisory Services; Author, The Great Growing Up: Being Responsible for Humanity’s Future
There is an opening for a new breed of leader in our institutions -- locally, nationally and globally. Many people are fed up with dysfunctional systems and the so-called leaders that populate them. Global futurist Renesch addresses this issue by describing a new breed of leader and describing our responsibility in bringing about drastic changes in our society. Read more »