Health [Book] Club In-Person
Join Anoka County Library's version of a Health Club! This health book club will explore various health related topics providing an opportunity for participants to engage, connect and learn through guided discussion as well as receive a variety of resources related to each topic. Our August topic is "End of Life" and we will explore this through the title "The Unwinding of the Miracle" by Julie Yip-Williams.
About The Unwinding of the Miracle:
The Unwinding of the Miracle is the story of a vigorous life refracted through the prism of imminent death. When she was first diagnosed, Julie Yip-Williams sought clarity and guidance through the experience and, finding none, began to write her way through it - a chronicle that grew beyond her imagining. Motherhood, marriage, the immigrant experience, ambition, love, wanderlust, tennis, fortune-tellers, grief, reincarnation, jealousy, comfort, pain, the marvel of the body in full rebellion - this book is as sprawling and majestic as the life it records. It is inspiring and instructive, delightful and shattering. It is a book of indelible moments, seared deep - an incomparable guide to living vividly by facing hard truths consciously.
About Julie Yip-Williams
Born blind in Vietnam, she narrowly escaped euthanasia at the hands of her grandmother, only to flee with her family the political upheaval of her country in the late 1970s. Loaded into a rickety boat with 300 other refugees, Julie made it to Hong Kong and, ultimately, America, where a surgeon at UCLA gave her partial sight. She would go on to become a Harvard-educated lawyer, with a husband, a family, and a life she had once assumed would be impossible. Then, at age 37, with two little girls at home, Julie was diagnosed with terminal metastatic colon cancer, and a different journey began. With humor, bracing honesty, and the cleansing power of well-deployed anger, Julie Yip-Williams set the stage for her lasting legacy and one final miracle: the story of her life.
This program was created by the Network of the National Library of Medicine through the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the NNLM All of Us Research Program.
- Thursday, August 25, 2022
- 6:00pm - 6:50pm
- Time Zone:
- Central Time - US & Canada (change)
- Rum River Meeting Room A
- Rum River Library