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Book Events 

Dr. Michael Saag: Positive: One Doctor's Personal Encounters With Death, Life, and the US Healthcare System

Apr 24 2014 6:00 pm
Apr 24 2014 7:30 pm

 

Thursday, April 24th 

6-7:30PM 

 

Positive traces the life of Michael S. Saag, MD, an internationally known expert on the virus that causes AIDS, but the book is more than a memoir: through his story, Dr. Saag also shines a light on the dysfunctional US healthcare system, proposing optimistic yet realistic remedies drawn from his distinguished medical career.

Mike Saag began his medical residency in 1981, within days of the Centers for Disease Control's first report of a mysterious ''gay cancer'' killing young men. Soon, the young doctor's career was yoked to the epidemic. His life's work became turning the most deadly virus in human history into a chronic, manageable disease.

In the lab at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Saag and colleagues made seminal early discoveries about the elusive virus. And at the AIDS clinic he founded, Dr. Saag met people whose fight against a virtual death sentence touched his heart and inspired him to work even harder. As his career stretched across three decades, Dr. Saag found himself battling another foe, this one almost as pernicious as AIDS itself: a broken healthcare system shaped more by politicians, insurers, and lobbyists than by patients' needs. 

Dr. Michael Saag discusses and signs his book, Positive: One Doctor's Personal Encounters With Death, Life, and the US Healthcare System.

This book is available in hard cover ($25.95).

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

 

 

 

Location: 
Street:
Garden District Book Shop
Additional:
2727 Prytania Street
City:
New Orleans
,
Province:
Louisiana
Postal Code:
70130-5968
Country:
United States

Coffee and Cookies with Cokie Roberts: Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies

Apr 25 2014 8:45 am
Friday, April 25th
8:45AM

Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies reveals the incredible accomplishments of the women who orchestrated the American Revolution behind the scenes. Roberts traces the stories of heroic, patriotic women such as Abigail Adams, Martha Washington, Phillis Wheatley, Mercy Otis Warren, Sarah Livingston Jay, and others. Details are gleaned from their letters, private journals, lists, and ledgers. The bravery of these women's courageous acts contributed to the founding of America and spurred the founding fathers to make this a country that "remembered the ladies."

This compelling book supports the Common Core State Standards with a rich time line, biographies, an author's note, and additional web resources in the back matter. 

Coffee and Cookies with Cokie Roberts and her book, Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies.

If you want to send your child with money or a check the price of the book (including tax) is $20.00.

If you are unable to attend and would like to pre-order a book for your child you can call the Garden District Book Shop (895-2266) to place your order. 

Parking is available in the lot on General Pershing Street. 

 

 

Location: 
Street:
Nims Center at the Academy of the Sacred Heart
Additional:
4301 St. Charles Avenue
City:
New Orleans
,
Province:
Louisiana
Postal Code:
70115
Country:
United States

Ryan Holiday: The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

May 5 2014 6:00 pm
May 5 2014 7:30 pm

Monday, May 5th

 

6-7:30PM

 

The great Athenian orator Demosthenes was born with a crippling speech impediment and was robbed of his inheritance by cruel guardians. Samuel Zemurray was a poor roadside fruit peddler pitted against the behemoth United Fruit Company. Ulysses S. Grant found himself stuck across the Mississippi river, desperately trying to break into the impenetrable fortress of Vicksburg.

These icons and many others throughout history—from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Richard Wright to Steve Jobs—were often placed in nearly impossible situations that turned out to be the platforms for astounding triumphs. They were not exceptionally brilliant, lucky, or gifted. Their success in overcoming extreme obstacles was the result of a timeless set of philosophical principles that great men and women have always followed.

Now Ryan Holiday unpacks those lessons and re-frames them for today's world, building on the wisdom of the ancient Stoics and a rich trove of examples. He shows us how to turn obstacles into advantages, through controlling our perceptions, swift and energetic action, and true force of will. 

Ryan Holiday discusses and signs his book, The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph. 

This book is available in hardcover ($24.95) 

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

 

 

Location: 
Street:
Garden District Book Shop
Additional:
2727 Prytania Street
City:
New Orleans
,
Province:
Louisiana
Postal Code:
70130-5968
Country:
United States
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