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Evening Literary Club

Tuesday, September 19 at 6 pm to 7:30 pm (signup deadline was 12 pm, Sep 18)
home of Judy May, 609 Fourth St NE,

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 thinking 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."

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