Ben Sherwood: The Survivor's Club

The Secrets and Science of the World’s Most Effective Survivors and Thrivers

Ben Sherwood, Journalist; Author, The Survivors Club

Gil Gross, Host, KGO Radio - Moderator

How do we bounce back from extreme adversity? Best-selling author and journalist Sherwood has the answer. From a scientific perspective, he explores the differences between those who overcome difficulties and those who do not; those who beat a life-threatening illness and those who succumb; and those who triumph despite economic hardship and those who falter. Sherwood is the founder and CEO of, a resource web site for those struggling with everything from eating disorders to foreclosures. Sherwood is also the author of two critically acclaimed best-selling novels, including The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud, now a major feature film starring Zac Efron. Sherwood was also executive producer of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” as well as senior producer for “NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.”
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Buy the Book: Purchase Ben Sherwood's The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science That Could Save Your Life from The Commonwealth Club's
online bookstore. If you order the book fewer than 5 business days before the event, and it will be available for pickup at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on the day of the event. If you purchase it more than 5 days before the event, the book will be sent to your address.
Also know: Photo by Elena Seibert