0 Items $0.00

Virtual Book Launch with RACHEL MICHELBERG In Conversation with LAURA DAVIS

Rachel Michelberg author photo and Crash cover image

*Please Note: Pre-registration via Eventbrite is required. Zoom information will be sent leading up to the event date.*

Join Bay Area writer Rachel Michelberg for a Virtual Book Launch celebrating her profound memoir, Crash: How I Became a Reluctant Caregiver. Rachel will be in conversation with Laura Davis, author of The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

About Crash: Rachel likes to think of herself as a nice Jewish girl, dedicated to doing what's honorable, just as her parents raised her to do. But when her husband, David, survives a plane crash and is left with severe brain damage, she faces a choice: will she dedicate her life to caring for a man she no longer loves, or walk away?
Their marriage had been rocky at the time of the accident, and though she wants to do the right thing, Rachel doesn't know how she is supposed to care for two kids in addition to a now irrational, incontinent, and seizure-prone grown man. And how will she manage to see her lover? But then again, what kind of selfish monster would refuse to care for her disabled husband, no matter how unhappy her marriage had been? Rachel wants to believe that she can dedicate her life to David's needs, but knows in her heart it is impossible.
Crash tackles a pervasive dilemma in our culture: the moral conflicts individuals face when caregiving for a disabled or cognitively impaired family member.

About The Courage to Heal: Come to terms with your past while moving powerfully into the future
The Courage to Heal is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that offers hope and a map of the healing journey to every woman who was sexually abused as a child--and to those who care about her. Although the effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing is possible.
Weaving together personal experience with professional knowledge, the authors provide clear explanations, practical suggestions, and support throughout the healing process. Readers will feel recognized and encouraged by hundreds of moving first-person stories drawn from interviews and the authors' extensive work with survivors, both nationally and internationally.
Laura Davis, author of seven bestselling non-fiction books, including The Courage to Heal, I Thought We’d Never Speak Again, and her forthcoming memoir, Wholehearted: An Unexpected Mother-Daughter Love Story, teaches writing workshops online and in California, and leads transformative writing retreats around the world. You can download a free ebook of her inspirational prompts, Writing Through Courage: A 30-Day Practice, at www.lauradavis.net
Event date: 
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
Virtual Event
San Francisco, CA

One of Books Inc.’s favorite aspects of being booksellers is getting the chance to welcome and host hundreds of authors a year, from house-hold names to local, debut authors and we look forward to continuing to provide the Bay Area with “The Experience You Can’t Download” in our stores when we can assure authors and guests that it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we are working on an exciting list of virtual events for both adults and children and we look forward to exploring this new format with you.

Sales equate success, and as with in-store events, booksales made from an independent bookstore benefit the author, publisher, and lead to future event bookings. Please help us keep the Bay Area the wonderful literary hub that it is by supporting your local Books Inc.