Join author Liz Silver as she reads from her new book, The Tincture of Time: A Memoir of (Medical) Uncertainty. The reading will be followed by a conversation with Sarah Hepola.
Silver's book is a personal exploration of what it means to cope with uncertainty in and out of medicine, set against the urgent hospitalization of her infant daughter when she suffered a stroke at six weeks of age. The book weaves together literary criticism, case studies, philosophy, history and memory, as she attempts to make meaning of what happened during the first year of her life.
Hepola has written many stories about drinking and eating too much. Her essays on culture have appeared in the New York Times magazine, Elle, Glamour, The Guardian, Slate, The Morning News, and Salon, where she was a longtime editor. She is also a contributor to NPR’s “Fresh Air.” She lives in East Dallas, where she enjoys playing her guitar poorly and listening to the “Xanadu” soundtrack. "Blackout: Remembering The Things I Drank To Forget" (Grand Central) is her first book. She is currently working on a book about sex and dating in the 21st century.