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Book Talk Series: New Chapters in Community Health: Healthier Communities for All of Us

March 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Book Talk Series: New Chapters in Community Health: Healthier Communities for All of Us

This series, featuring authors and books focused on health care issues faced by underserved communities, is made possible through a partnership with the Madison Public Library, the Wisconsin Book Festival, and the All of Us Research Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As part of the partnership, free copies of featured books will be distributed to the first 100 attendees who sign up. During the event, there will be a link at the bottom of the screen, fill out the form, and a book will be sent to you.

Brian Alexander – The Hospital

Tuesday, March 30, 7 pm CT

An intimate, heart wrenching portrait of one small hospital that reveals the magnitude of America’s health care crises. Brian Alexander will appear live on Crowdcast to discuss his newest book, The Hospital, in conversation with Angela Fitzgerald Ward, host of Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Radio and PBS Wisconsin.

Angela Garbes – Like A Mother

Tuesday, April 27, 7 pm CT

A Feminist Journey through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy, Garbes provides a rigorously researched and compelling look at the physiology, biology, and psychology of pregnancy and motherhood, informed by in-depth reportage and personal experience.

Jason Karlawish – The Problem of Alzheimer’s

Monday, May 24, 7 pm CT

Rich in science, history, and characters, The Problem of Alzheimer’s takes us inside laboratories, patients’ homes, caregivers’ support groups, progressive care communities, and Jason Karlawish’s own practice at the Penn Memory Center to examine Alzheimer’s journey from its beginnings to its recognition as a crisis.

Michele Harper – The Beauty in the Breaking

Tuesday, July 20, 7 pm CT

The Beauty in the Breaking is the autobiographical story of Michele Harper, a female, African American emergency room physician who explores how a life of service to others taught her how to heal herself.


March 30, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Madison Public Library
Wisconsin Book Festival
All of Us at UW-Madison