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July 26 @ 7:00 pm
Poetry RX: A Virtual Evening with Norman E. Rosenthal M.D. & Bob Roth
Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and The David Lynch Foundation present
Norman E. Rosenthal M.D.
in conversation with Bob Roth, CEO of The David Lynch Foundation
Poetry RX: How 50 Inspiring Poems Can Heal and Bring Joy To Your Life
(G & D Media, $30)
Monday, July 26, 7pm ET | Live on Zoom
Books & Books and Miami Book Fair in collaboration with The David Lynch Foundation present “A Virtual Evening with Norman E. Rosenthal M.D.” discussing Poetry Rx: How 50 Inspiring Poems Can Heal and Bring Joy To Your Life (G & D Media, $30). In this book, you will find insights into love, sorrow, ecstasy and everything in between: Love in the moment or for a lifetime; love that is fulfilling or addictive; when to break up and how to survive when someone breaks up with you.
This event is free and open to the public. Ticket/book bundles are optional and available for $30 (+ tax & fee) and include a copy of Poetry RX: How 50 Inspiring Poems Can Heal and Bring Joy to Your Life shipped straight to your door. Once you have registered on Eventbrite, you will receive an email from us approximately 24 hours before the event starts with a link for you to stream. See below for detailed information on tickets.
About the Book:
Never before have we had a tour by such a tour guide through great poetry which can, heal, inspire and bring joy to our lives.
“I used to believe that poetry did not “speak” to me, but I now see how wrong I was. I lived for 44 years with a husband, a lyricist, whose beautifully crafted, heartfelt lyrics touched my every fiber and continue to uplift and inspire me a decade after his death. The special beauty of Dr. Rosenthal’s book for me is his discussion of what each poem is saying, what the poet was likely feeling and often how the poems helped him personally, as when he left his birth family in South Africa for a rewarding career in the United States.” – Jane Brody, Author & New York Times Columnist
Poetry Rx presents 50 great poems as seen through the eyes of a renowned psychiatrist and New York Times bestseller.
Separate sections deal with responses to the natural world, and the varieties of human experience (such as hope, reconciliation, leaving home, faith, self-actualization, trauma, anger, and the thrill of discovery). Other sections involve finding your way in the world and the search for meaning, as well as the final stages of life.
In describing this multitude of human experiences, using vignettes from his work and life, Rosenthal serves as a comforting guide to these poetic works of genius. Through his writing, the workings of the mind, as depicted by these gifted writers speak to us as intimately as our closest friends.
Rosenthal also delves into the science of mind and brain. Who would have thought, for example, that listening to poetry can cause people to have goosebumps by activating the reward centers of the brain? Yet research shows that to be true.
And who were these fascinating poets? In a short biosketch that accompanies each poem, Rosenthal draws connections between the poets and their poems that help us understand the enigmatic minds that gave birth to these masterworks. Altogether, a fulfilling and intriguing must-read for anyone interested in poetry, the mind, self-help and genius.
About the Author:
Norman E. Rosenthal is a world-renowned psychiatrist, public speaker, and best-selling author who is known for his innovative research and inspirational writings, including the discovery of SAD—seasonal affective disorder, and the light therapy to treat it. He is currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine and is listed as one of the Best Doctors in America. Dr. Rosenthal has practiced psychiatry for over three decades and has written over 200 scholarly articles, and authored or co-authored eight popular books. These include Winter Blues, the New York Times bestseller Transcendence, and the Los Angeles Times bestseller The Gift of Adversity. Rosenthal has conducted numerous clinical trials of medications and alternative treatments, such as Transcendental Meditation for psychiatric disorders, and the treatment of depression with Botox. He and his work have been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, NPR and other national media.
About the Moderator:
Bob Roth is one of the most experienced and sought-after meditation leaders in America. Over the past 45 years, Bob has taught Transcendental Meditation® to many thousands of people, and is the author of the 2018 New York Times bestseller, Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation.
As CEO of the David Lynch Foundation Bob has helped bring meditation to more than a million students in underserved schools in 35 countries, to military veterans and their families who suffer from post-traumatic stress, and to women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. Bob also directs the Center for Health & Wellness, which is bringing meditation to companies, government organizations, and nonprofit organizations. Bob is the host of the SiriusXM radio show, “Success Without Stress” and has spoken about meditation to industry leaders at such gatherings as Google Zeitgeist, Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen Brain Conference, Wisdom2.0, and Summit.
Once you have registered on Eventbrite, you will receive an email from us approximately 24 hours before the event starts with a unique link for you to join.
Tier 1: GA FREE: This ticket option allows access to the virtual conversation and does NOT include a book.
Tier 2: U.S. GA (Includes book for U.S. Customers):The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) one copy of Poetry RX: How 50 Inspiring Poems Can Heal and Bring Joy to Your Life (G & D Media, $30). Please note that a fee of $6 is included for U.S. domestic shipping of the book.
When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address and phone number. The book will be shipped to you following the event.
Please note: Due to the pandemic the post office is being challenged by increased volume, staffing issues, and safety measures. We cannot guarantee the exact date of delivery but will do our best to make it as swift as possible.
Tier 3:International GA (Includes Book + Shipping): The purchase of this ticket includes access to the virtual conversation as well as one (1) copy of the book, Poetry RX: How 50 Inspiring Poems Can Heal and Bring Joy to Your Life (G & D Media, $30). Tax and fee applied at checkout.
**Please Note: This option includes a flat rate international shipping fee of $25 USD for all overseas orders. Due to the pandemic, delivery timelines will vary. Please be advised that we cannot guarantee when you will receive the book, and we thank you for your understanding.
All books will be shipped AFTER the event.
For Tiers 2 & 3: When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address and phone number.
Please note: Due to the pandemic the post office is being challenged by increased volume, staffing issues, and safety measures. Most orders within the U.S. deliver in about 10 business days from the date the book ships. International orders usually take longer and vary depending on the country of destination. We cannot guarantee the exact date of delivery, however, will do our best to make it as swift as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
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