RACHEL ZIMMERMAN at Books Inc. Berkeley

Author images of Rachel Zimmerman and Geeta Anand and cover photo of the book Us, After

Join award-winning journalist Rachel Zimmerman at Books Inc. Berkeley for a celebration of her eye-opening book Us, After: A Memoir of Love and Suicide.

Rachel Zimmerman will be joined in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Geeta Anand.

When a state trooper appeared at Rachel Zimmerman’s door to report that her husband had jumped to his death off a nearby bridge, she fell to her knees, unable to fully absorb the news. How could the man she married, a devoted father and robotics professor at MIT, have committed such a violent act? How would she explain this to her young daughters? And could she have stopped him?

A longtime journalist, she probed obsessively, believing answers would help her survive. She interviewed doctors, suicide researchers and a man who jumped off the same bridge and lived. Us, After examines domestic devastation and resurgence, digging into the struggle between public and private selves, life’s shifting perspectives, the work of motherhood, and the secrets we keep. In this memoir, Zimmerman confronts the unimaginable and discovers the good in what remains.


Rachel Zimmerman, an award-winning journalist, has been writing about health and wellness for more than two decades. She currently reports on mental health for The Washington Post. Previously, she worked as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal and a health reporter for WBUR, Boston’ s NPR station, where she co-founded WBUR’ s CommonHealth blog, and co-created The Checkup podcast with Slate. Her reporting and essays have appeared in The New York Times; The Atlantic; Vogue.com; O, the Oprah Magazine; New York Magazine’ s, The Cut, and Slate, among other publications.

Geeta Anand is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who serves as dean and professor at Berkeley Journalism. 

Event date: 
Thursday, July 18, 2024 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Berkeley
1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709
Us, After: A Memoir of Love and Suicide By Rachel Zimmerman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781951631352
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Published: Santa Fe Writer's Project - June 30th, 2024