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Tom Rachman - Thursday, January 20
Mind-Body Health Writing Workshop - Begins Sunday, February 13
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The Imperfectionists TOM RACHMAN
The Imperfectionists
Thursday, January 20th at 7 PM

We are pleased to welcome Tom Rachman, whose debut novel, The Imperfectionists, is one of the most acclaimed books of 2010. It follows the topsy-turvy private lives of the reporters and editors of an English-language newspaper in Rome, as they struggle to keep it - and themselves - afloat.

The paper, founded by an enigmatic millionaire fifty years ago, has gone through many changes. Now, amid the stained carpeting and dingy office furniture, the staff's personal dramas seem far more important than the daily headlines. As the era of print news gives way to the Internet age and this imperfect crew stumbles toward an uncertain future, the paper's rich history is revealed, including the surprising truth about its founder's intentions.

"So good I had to read it twice simply to figure out how he pulled it off. I still haven't answered that question, nor do I know how someone so young . . . could have acquired such a precocious grasp of human foibles. The novel is alternately hilarious and heart-wrenching." — Christopher Buckley, The New York Times Book Review

Begins Sunday, February 13 (February 13, 20, 27, and March 6, 13)

This is a great workshop for people with illness or health challenges who want to be more proactive in their healing. Dr. Abby Caplin guides participants through a process of reflection, writing and optional sharing. No writing experience is necessary. Dr. Caplin helps people to:

  • Find direction and inner strength
  • Engage in life-affirming methods using the power of the pen
  • Explore experiences in a safe group
  • Get in touch with their resilience
  • Spark their creativity

Dr. Caplin's own encounter with autoimmune illness provides her with a unique ability to understand her patients' perspectives. She helps people living with chronic illness or medical conditions lead empowered and vibrant lives, finding wholeness despite illness.

Space is limited, so sign up now! Only $145 for 5 Sunday sessions. Call 415-255-9981 to register.

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