P&P Live!: Michele Harper – The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir — in conversation with Kerry Egan

Upcoming Event
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 6:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

Michele Harper is a female, African American emergency room physician in a profession that is overwhelmingly male and white. Two months before she was scheduled to join the staff of a hospital in central Philadelphia, her husband told her he couldn't move with her. Her marriage at an end, Harper began her new life in a new city, in a new job, as a newly single woman.In the ensuing years, as Harper learned to become an effective ER physician, bringing insight and empathy to every patient encounter, she came to understand that each of us is broken--physically, emotionally, psychically. How we recognize those breaks, how we try to mend them, and where we go from there are all crucial parts of the healing process.

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.

Kerry Egan is a hospice chaplain, graduate of Harvard Divinity School, and author of On Living and Fumbling: A Journey of Love, Adventure, and Renewal on the Camino de Santiago. Her hospice work has been featured on PBS and CNN, and her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Parents, Woman's Day, Spirituality and Health, Reader’s Digest, Oprah.com, and CNN.com, among others. She and her family live in Columbia, South Carolina

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9780525537380
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 7th, 2020

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