LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Leaning Into Sharp Points: Practical Guidance and Nurturing Support for Caregivers with Stan Goldberg, Ph.D. Saturday, March 10, 2012 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera || 51 Tamal Vista Dr.Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com We’d like to invite all those who live in the San Francisco Bay Area to join us in celebrating the release of Stan Goldberg’s new book Leaning Into Sharp Points: Practical Guidance and Nurturing Support for Caregivers. The party, sponsored by Left Coast Writers®, will be at one of the Bay Area’s premier bookstores, Book Passages in Corte Madera on March 10th at 7:00pm. There will be a conversation about caregiving with generous amounts of champagne and wine, very appealing home-made appetizers, and if he practices enough, some Native American flute and Shakahachi (Japanese bamboo flute) interludes entwined within caregiving stories. And of course, a little bit of reading from the book and some conversation with Stan. Anybody who is a caregiver now will greatly benefit from attending, and those who are not will learn what to do should they become one. Stan is a cancer survivor, hospice volunteer Pathways Home Care and Hospice, husband, father, Professor Emeritus at San Francisco State University, and devotee of the shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) and Native American Flute. In 2009 he was named by the Hospice Volunteer Association “Volunteer of the Year.” For more than 25 years Stan taught, provided therapy, researched, and published in the areas of learning, change, loss, and end of life issues. He has published seven books, written numerous articles and delivered more than 100 lectures and workshops throughout the United States, Latin America, Canada, and Asia. His last book Lessons for the Living: Stories of Forgiveness, Gratitude, and Courage at the End of Life, received six national and international awards. His books have been translated into Chinese, Indonesian, and Portuguese. Currently, He writes, consults on issues of change, and offers training to hospices and caregiver groups. “Statistics show that at least once in almost everyone’s life, they will become a caregiver. Though an estimated 35 million currently provide care for someone terminally or chronically ill, those who accept this responsibility often feel as alone as if they were in a frightening foreign land. Whether visiting occasionally or caregiving 24/7, they are brushing up against life’s sharpest point.” —Stan Goldberg, Leaning Into Sharp Points: Practical Guidance and Nurturing Support for Caregivers Stan has received glowing endorsements for his new book Leaning Into Sharp Points: Practical Guidance and Nurturing Support for Caregivers from Diane Gray of the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation, Andy Miller of Livestrong, The Lance Armstrong Foundation, and Gloria C. Horsley of the Open To Hope Foundation.