Brookline Booksmith hosts bestselling surgeon/author ATUL GAWANDE with American novelist and Hemingway Foundation/PEN award-winning JENNIFER HAIGH. They will be at the Coolidge Corner Theatre to discuss GAWANDE’s latest book: Being Mortal.
Named a “Best Book of the Year” by The New York Times Book Review, NPR, and Chicago Tribune, Being Mortal is now in paperback with a new reading group guide.
Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should. Through eye-opening research and gripping stories of his own patients and family, GAWANDE reveals the suffering this dynamic has produced. Being Mortal shows how the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life— all the way to the very end.
This event is ticketed. You may purchase tickets online or in the store. Each ticket includes admission and one paperback copy of Being Mortal.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.