There Is No Good Card for This
Join Kelsey Crowe, Ph.D., and Lucy Kalanithi, M.D., in a humorous, poignant and practical conversation about the need for identity, gratitude and compassion when forging connections in life’s scary, awful and unfair moments. Sharing personal stories and research, Crowe and Kalanithi will unpack idiomatic expressions in the world of suffering and offer practical tips about being there for the people we care about when it matters most.
Lucy Kalanithi is the widow of Paul Kalanithi, M.D., the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling memoir When Breath Becomes Air, a meditation on mortality and meaning. The book spent 12 weeks at No. 1 on The New York Times nonfiction best seller list and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Kalanithi is an internist on faculty at the Stanford School of Medicine. At the cross section of her personal and professional experiences, she has interests in patient-centered health care, health-care value, end-of-life care and clinician burnout. She was a 2016 speaker at TEDMED and a 2017 honoree of Mass General Cancer Center's the one hundred. Kalanithi lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her daughter, Cady.
Crowe is the co-author of There Is No Good Card for This: What to Do and Say When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love. She is the founder of Help Each Other Out, which offers programs that give people tools for building relationships when it really counts. She earned her Ph.D. in social work at UC Berkeley, where she is currently a visiting scholar studying empathy.
Rebecca Soffer is the co-founder and CEO of Modern Loss, a publication and community providing candid conversation on grief. She is also co-author of the Modern Loss book, forthcoming from HarperCollins in January 2018. A former producer for the Peabody Award-winning “Colbert Report,” Soffer is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of loss and resilience. She graduated from Emory University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.
MLF: Health & Medicine
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The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, 94105