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ABIGAIL THOMAS

“What Comes Next and How to Like It” Hosted by Kris Welch

When: April 28, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

Where: First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley

201604287:30 pm 201604287:30 pm America/Los_Angeles ABIGAIL THOMAS KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents: Thursday, April 28,  2016   7:30 PM First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley Advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006 or Books Inc, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s S.F. – Modern Times. $15 door “This may be the most honest book … Continued First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley

KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents:

abigail thomas.in Berkeley

Thursday, April 28,  2016   7:30 PM
First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
Advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006
or Books Inc, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s
S.F. – Modern Times. $15 door

“This may be the most honest book I’ve ever read, by one of the most beautiful writers I know – dizzyingly truthful, often funny, lyrical, wise.”

– Anne Lamott

“I would follow Abigail Thomas on any journey she ever takes. The arrival of a new  book fro this master is always a cause for celebration, because I know right away that  I’m about to learn something important about the art of writing and the art of living  both. I come to her books as though to a feast, and leave fulfilled and transformed.”

– Elizabeth Gilbert

In her bestselling and beloved memoir A Three Dog Life, Abigail Thomas wrote about the tragic loss of her husband. In What Comes Next and How to Like It she writes about aging, family, creativity, tragedy, friendship, and the richness of life. It is exhilarating.

“What Comes Next and How to Like It is a beautifully felt, deeply moving memoir, the best work yet by a women who has already done some of the best work in the field. It’s about friendship, and the shocks friendship can endure when it’s true and deep. It’s about the rueful pleasures (not to mention the jarring pitfalls) of getting old. It’s about  surviving tragedy, sickness and loss… Abigail Thomas is the Emily Dickinson of  memoirists, and so much of this book’s wisdom is between the lines and in the white  spaces. It may only take you two days to read, but the impact will stay with you for a  long, long time. Abigail Thomas fills memory with living breath.” 

– Stephen King

“Beautifully written…wry…resilient.  [Thomas’s] mature bones may not be all that flexible  but her topics and sentences flip and cartwheel with the greatest of ease.”

– Maureen Corrigan, “Fresh Air”

Abigail Thomas is the mother of four children and the grandmother of twelve. She is the author of six previous books including A Three Dog Life, named one of the best books of  2006 by the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post.

Kris Welch is a veteran KPFA on-air host, a mother, and a grandmother.

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