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Mike Mariani, author of WHAT DOESN'T KILL US MAKES US, in conversation with Sally Haldorson - a virtual event
Boswell Book Company and Porchlight Book Company present an evening with Mike Mariani, author of What Doesn't Kill Us Makes Us: Who We Become After Tragedy and Trauma. In conversation with Sally Haldorson, Managing Director of Porchlight.

"What doesn't kill us makes us stronger," the adage goes. But how much truth is there to that ubiquitous, inexhaustible saying? Tracing the lives of six people who have experienced profoundly life-changing events, journalist Mike Mariani explores the nuances and largely uncharted territory of what happens after one's life is severed into a before and after. If what doesn't kill us does not necessarily make us stronger, he asks, what does it make us? Delving into lives we rarely see in such meticulous detail - lives filled with struggle, loss, perseverance, transformation, and triumph - Mariani leads us into some of the darkest corners of human existence, only to reveal our endless capacity for kindling new light.

From Ed Yong, author of An Immense World: "There is so much wisdom packed into these pages, all delivered with Mike Mariani's sparkling prose, keen observations, and deep empathy. What Doesn't Kill Us Makes Us is a masterpiece . . . and a necessary salve for our troubled times."

Since graduating with his MA in literature, Mike Mariani has worked as an English professor and freelance journalist, writing feature articles for publications including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The Guardian and essays for The Believer, Slate, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and others. Some of the topics Mariani has written about include the history of medical gaslighting, criminal cases involving mental illness, the opioid crisis, and the neuroscience of inequality.

Purchase a copy of the book here: www.boswellbooks.com/book/9780593236949

Sep 7, 2022 06:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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