Author Talk: The Beauty in Breaking with Michele Harper

Presented on: Wednesday, July 21st at 12:00 PM EDT

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The Beauty in Breaking is a “riveting, heartbreaking” (New York Times Book Review) memoir that explores how a life of service to others taught an emergency room physician how to heal herself. In her years as a doctor, Michele Harper came to realize that each of us is broken in one way or another. How we recognize those breaks, how we try to mend them, and where we go from there are all crucial parts of the healing process. In this poignant true story, Harper shows us how to let go of fear, how to tell the truth, and how to speak up for the disenfranchised.  

Michele Harper has worked as an emergency room physician for more than a decade at various institutions, including chief resident at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx and in the emergency department at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Harvard University and the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. The Beauty in Breaking is her first book.


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