Diane Ackerman: One Hundred Names for Love
2011 Book Tour
Diane Ackerman, W.W. Norton & Company, and the National Aphasia Association would like to invite you to not only read Diane Ackerman's new book, One Hundred Names for Love, but also join her for a discussion at one of her many appearances around the country this Spring/Summer.
Explained further below, One Hundred Names for Love is Ackerman's account of her husband, author Paul West's, stroke and subsequent aphasia. Ackerman will be touring the country to speak about the book and her personal experience as a spouse and caregiver. Please look below to see if there is an event near you.
We hope that you will be able to attend one of these great events!
Ellayne Ganzfried, Executive Director
National Aphasia Association
One Hundred Names for Love
"Everyone who cherishes the gift of language will cherish Diane Ackerman's narrative masterpiece, an exquisitely written love story and medical miracle story, one that combines science, inspiration, wisdom, and heart.
One day Ackerman's husband, Paul West, an exceptionally gifted wordsmith and intellectual, suffered a terrible stroke. When he regained awareness he was afflicted with aphasia-loss of language-and could utter only a single syllable: "mem." The standard therapies yielded little result but frustration. Diane soon found, however, that by harnessing their deep knowledge of each other and her scientific understanding of language and the brain she could guide Paul back to the world of words. This triumphant book is both a humane and revealing addition to the medical literature on stroke and aphasia and an exquisitely written love story: a magnificent addition to literature, period."
Where & When
Boston: Tuesday, April 5th, 2011, 6:00pm
Boston Public Library Author Talk Series
Los Angeles: Friday, April 8th, 2011, 7:00pm
Vroman's Bookstore/All Saints Church Discussion & Book Signing
DC: Sunday, April 10th, 2011, 5:00pm
Politics & Prose
Miami: Wednesday, April 13th, 2011, 8:00pm
Books & Books
Palm Beach: Thursday, April 14th, 2011, 5:30pm
Society of the Four Arts - The Four Arts King Library
Atlanta: Tuesday, April 19th, 2011, 7:00pm
Margaret Mitchell House
New York: April 21st, 2011, 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble, 82nd St & Broadway
Detroit: Monday, May 6th, 2011, 11:00am
Detroit Book & Author Luncheon
Philadelphia: May19th, 2011, 7:30pm
Philadelphia Free Library
Dallas: July 22nd, 2011, Time TBD
Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference
Chautauqua, NY: August 18th, 2011, 3:30pm
The National Aphasia Association
350 Seventh Avenue
New York, New York 10001