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The OFJCC Presents DR. IRVIN D. YALOM

Irvin D Yalom author photo and Becoming Myself cover image

An Evening with Dr. Irvin D. Yalom

Author of "Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir"

Irvin D. Yalom has made a career of investigating the lives of others. In this profound memoir, he turns his writing and therapeutic eye on himself. 

He opens his story with a nightmare: He is twelve, and riding his bike past the home of an acne-scarred girl. Like he does every morning, he calls out, hoping to befriend her, "Hello Measles!" But in his dream, the girl's father makes Yalom understand that his daily greeting had hurt her. For Yalom, this was the birth of empathy; he would not forget the lesson. As Becoming Myself unfolds, we see the birth of the insightful thinker whose books have been a beacon to so many. This is not simply a man's life story; Yalom's reflections on his life and development are an invitation for us to reflect on the origins of our own selves and the meanings of our lives.

Yalom is an emeritus professor of psychiatry at Stanford University and a psychiatrist in San Francisco. He is the author of many books, including Love's ExecutionerThe Gift of Therapy and When Nietzsche Wept.

Buy your ticket/book bundle in advance and save! Ticket/book bundle sales will close on Monday, January 29. Books will also be available for sale at the event for $30 plus tax. Book sales provided by Books Inc. Palo Alto.

OFJCC Irvin Yalom

Thursday, February 8
7:30 PM
Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
$34 Ticket and book bundle | $20 General Public (ticket only) | $18 Members and J-Pass holders (ticket only) | $12 Students (ticket only)
Contact: Heather Shaw | (650) 223-8678
hshaw@paloaltojcc.org

Event date: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Oshman Family JCC
3921 Fabian Way - Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
Palo Alto, CA
Event Terms: 
Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist's Memoir Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780465098897
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Books must show IN STOCK at your desired location for same day pick-up.
Published: Basic Books - October 3rd, 2017