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May 2008 Archives

Welcome to Beyond the Book, the program that connects you with outstanding authors, U of M faculty, and community experts for live and online conversations about nonfiction books that grab our attention and stay with us.

Discussion. Each Beyond the Book program begins with a four-, five-, or six-week online discussion in which the author/expert will post weekly discussion questions, conversation starters, and personal thoughts. You can read the book before or during the discussion period.

Evening Gathering. Shortly after the online discussion ends, you can choose to attend a special live dinner and discussion hosted by the author/expert. Here, you'll go beyond the book's pages with light, healthy fare, great company, and new insights.

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Coming up:

Something to Live For: Finding Your Way in the Second Half of Life
by Richard Leider and David Shapiro

Program Leader: Richard Leider, internationally renewed life coach, author, executive educator, and senior fellow at the U of M’s Center for Spirituality and Healing,

In Something to Live For: Finding Your Way in the Second Half of Life Richard Leider and co-author David Shapiro draw on ancient and contemporary wisdom, as well as modern research, to provide insights into ways of thinking and being that can help us find meaning and purpose in the second half of life.

Free online discussion with Richard opens on July 31, 2008, and continues through August 21, 2008.

Live dinner and discussion at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 4, 2008. Enjoy a delicious light meal at the U of M's beautiful Campus Club.