Join us for a compelling conversation about navigating life's hard choices, between two stellar authors.
When Rachel's husband, David, survives a plane crash and is left with severe brain damage, she is faced with a life-shaking dilemma: will she be the dutiful Jewish girl she's always thought of herself as and dedicate her life to caring for him--despite the fact that she stopped loving him long before the accident?
Crash tackles a pervasive dilemma in our culture: the moral conflicts individuals face when caregiving for a disabled or cognitively impaired family member.
Rachel Michelberg grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and still enjoys living there. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from San Jose State University and has performed leading roles in musicals and opera from "Carmen" to "My Fair Lady" as well as the part of the Mother Abbess (three times!) in "The Sound of Music". When Rachel isn’t working with one of her twenty voice and piano students, she loves gardening, hiking, and making her own bone broth.
Cami Ostman, founder of The Narrative Project, has published a memoir, Second Wind: One Woman’s Midlife Quest to Run Seven Marathons on Seven Continents, and has co-edited several anthologies, including Beyond Belief: The Secret Lives of Women in Extreme Religions and True Stories, Vols. I-III. She has been profiled in Fitness Magazine and her books have been reviewed in O Magazine, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post.