Opening Night Gala Jewish Book Festival Nov 27, 2016
Opening Night Gala
Sunday November 27, 7:30pm
The Sol & Shirley Kort (z’l) Author Series
Interactive presentation with eminent writer and psychiatrist IRVIN D. YALOM, MD / Creatures of a Day and Other Tales of Psychotherapy
in conversation with LARRY GREEN Irvin D. Yalom will be appearing by videoconference
in the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre
$24 or phone 604-257-5111
“All of us are creatures of a day,” wrote Marcus Aurelius, “rememberer and remembered alike. Like Love’s Executioner, which established Yalom’s preeminence as a storyteller illuminating the drama of existential therapy, Creatures of a Day is funny, earthy, and often shocking; it is a radically honest statement about the difficulties of human life, but also a celebration of some of the finest fruits—love, family, friendship—that life can bear. We are all creatures of a day. With Yalom as a guide, we can find in this book the means not just to make our own day bearable, but meaningful—and perhaps even joyful.
In these pages, we meet a nurse, angry and adrift in a morass of misery; a successful businessman who, in the wake of a suicide, despairs about the gaps and secrets that infect every relationship; and a man whose rejection of philosophy forces even Yalom himself into a crisis of confidence. Their names and stories will linger long after the book’s last page is turned.
“Irvin Yalom has produced a book of such piercing depth that to enter into it is transformative. You feel less like you are reading Creatures of a Day than that it is reading you. Only a handful of books can accomplish such a feat. Give praise that one more has entered this rare and precious list.” —Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, McArthur Fellow and author of Plato at the Googleplex and Betraying Spinoza
irvin D. yalom, MD is an existential psychiatrist, an emeritus professor of psychiatry at Stanford University and the author of worldwide best-selling novels When Nietzsche Wept, The Schopenhauer Cure, Love’s Executioner, Lying on the Couch, The Spinoza Problem as well as seminal psychiatry books like The Gift of Therapy, Momma and the Meaning of Life, Existential Psychotherapy, etc.
Larry Green is a Vancouver psychotherapist with an existential orientation. He has been conducting Philosophers’ Cafes in the Lower Mainland for the past 20 years and is currently an associate professor in Counselling Psychology at City University of Seattle.
Sunday November 27, 6:00-7:30pm
in the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre lobby
Book Festival patrons ($180+) are invited to join a gathering of Festival authors and special guests in a wine & cheese reception. For information on becoming a patron of the JCC Jewish Book Festival please call Dana Camil Hewitt 604-257-5156.