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Literati Bookstore and Michigan Radio present: Diane Rehm


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Literati Bookstore and Michigan Radio Present Diane Rehm

In Conversation with Cynthia Canty

March, 17th, 2016, 7pm.

Rackham Auditorium, 915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, 48109

This event is Sold Out.

Literati is thrilled to welcome beloved radio journalist Diane Rehm to Ann Arbor for a  conversation in support of her latest book, On My Own. Joining Diane for a post-reading conversation will be Cynthia Canty, host of Michigan Radio’s Stateside.

Each $30 ticket includes general admission and a hardcover copy of On My Own to be picked up the evening of the event. Tickets are also available for purchase in-store. Web orders may be shipped or picked up in-store, please allow at least 24 hours for online transactions to be processed.

About On My Own

In a deeply personal and moving book, the beloved NPR radio host speaks out about the long drawn-out death (from Parkinson’s) of her husband of fifty-four years, and of her struggle to reconstruct her life without him.

With John gone, Diane was indeed on her own, coping with the inevitable practical issues and, more important, with the profoundly emotional ones. What to do, how to react, reaching out again into the world struggling to create a new reality for herself while clinging to memories of the past. Her focus is on her own roller-coaster experiences, but she has also solicited the moving stories of such recently widowed friends as Roger Mudd and Susan Stamberg, which work to expose the reader to a remarkable range of reactions to the death of a spouse.

John’s unnecessarily extended death he begged to be helped to die culminated in his taking matters into his own hands, simply refusing to take water, food, and medication. His heroic actions spurred Diane into becoming a kind of poster person for the right to die movement that is all too slowly taking shape in our country. With the brave determination that has characterized her whole life, she is finding a meaningful new way to contribute to the world.

Her book as practical as it is inspiring will be a help and a comfort to the recently bereaved, and a beacon of hope about the possibilities that remain to us as we deal with our own approaching mortality.

Award-winning radio journalist Diane Rehm has hosted WAMU and NPR's The Diane Rehm Show for more than 30 years. She is the author of Finding My Voice and co-author of Toward Commitment: A Dialogue About Marriage, written with her husband, John B. Rehm.

A lifelong resident of metro Detroit, Cynthia Canty is the host of Stateside on Michigan Radio. With 35 years of experience in Detroit radio and television, she has served as a popular radio host, television news anchor, producer, and as a general assignment, medical, and consumer reporter. Her reporting and writing have earned her many awards, including an Emmy and honors from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, the Associated Press and the Detroit Press Club.

Michigan Radio is an NPR news station, and the state’s most listened-to public radio service, attracting approximately 500,000 listeners each week across southern Michigan. Michigan Radio broadcasts at 91.7 FM in southeastern Michigan, 91.1 FM in Flint, 104.1 FM in western Michigan, and is available online at Licensed to the University of Michigan, Michigan Radio broadcasts from studios in Ann Arbor.

Literati Bookstore is an independent, general interest bookstore in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, opened in the spring of 2013 by Hilary and Mike Gustafson.

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Event date: 
Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
915 E. Washington St
Rackham Auditorium
Ann Arbor, MI 48109