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Free Book & Music Event with author Pam Belluck '85

Join authors Pam Belluck '85 and Daniel Levitin at Book Passage in the Ferry Building on Saturday, March 23rd at 6 pm.


What: a music-and-book event with Pam Belluck and Daniel Levitin (author of “This is Your Brain on Music”) and very special musical guests


When: Saturday, March 23rd, 6 pm

Where: Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco

Cost: FREE             


Blurb from the author: Although I’ve been a writer for The New York Times for years, Island Practice is my first book, and I’ve been very fortunate with the wonderful reviews and reaction. Also, soon after it was published, we got a number of offers from Hollywood production companies and networks wanting to develop the book into a television series. The winning bidders were Imagine Television, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's production company, which has produced shows like 24 and Friday Night Lights, and 20th Century Fox. The screenwriter is Amy Holden Jones, a feature film writer, who wrote movies like Mystic Pizza, Indecent Proposal, and the Beethoven movies. 

            The book is a true tale about an eccentric doctor on Nantucket who has performed surgery with scalpels he carved from obsidian, made house calls to a hermit who lived in an underground house and a vine igloo, treated everyone from Kennedy relatives to a sheep with a prolapsed uterus, and diagnosed conditions ranging from tularemia to toe-tourniquet syndrome. We’ve found that people are connecting to the book from a variety of perspectives – some are interested in what the story has to say about American health care in this day and age as the central character fights the system of corporatized medicine; some are drawn to the fascinating and idiosyncratic characters on this unusual island; and some respond to the book’s mix of quirky humor and life-and-death drama. You can learn more about it here http://www.islandpracticebook.com/ , here http://www.facebook.com/islandpractice and here http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/27/there-once-was-a-surgeon-from-nantucket/. (PAW wrote about the book as wellhttp://paw.princeton.edu/issues/2012/06/06/pages/0281/)


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