Afternoon Literary Club
Wednesday, September 27 at 1:00 to 2:30 (signup deadline was 12 pm, Sep 26)
In September, the Village Literary Club will read Atul Gawandi’s award-winning Being
Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End (2014, 282 pp). Gawandi’s ground-breaking
work, well known to many Village readers, is one of the first to make a persuasive
case for a change in the way our medical system approaches old age, and to expose
what he calls “America’s Epidemic of Unnecessary Care." Told through often moving
stories from Gawandi’s own family, the book explores topics many Villagers are concerned
about. The first part of the book looks at models of senior living, the second part
at “end-of-life" medicine. Gawandi, a surgeon and professor at the Harvard School
of Public Health, is a gifted story teller. The New York Times calls Being Mortal
“a personal meditation on how we can better live with age related frailty, serious
illness, and approaching death."
Members and social members
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