You won't want to miss our annual Shirley Stein Book Review, cosponsored by NCJW Long Beach and Sharon-Carmel Hadassah! We are fortunate to have Leslie Schwartz reviewing her book The Lost Chapters: Finding Recovery and Renewal One Book at a Time.
Schwartz gives us a powerful memoir of redemption via the books she read during a 90-day jail sentence in 2014 for DUI and battery of an officer. It was the most harrowing and holy experience of her life. Through the stories of others--whether rendered on the page or whispered in a jail cell--she learned powerful lessons about how to banish shame, use guilt for good, level her grief, and find the lost joy and magic of her astonishing life. Told in vivid, unforgettable prose, The Lost Chapters uncovers the nature of shame, rage, and love, and how instruments of change and redemption come from the unlikeliest of places.
To RSVP, please mail a check by January 9 payable to NCJW for $36 to NCJW, 3801 E. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90815.
Sponsor: NCJW Long Beach and Sharon-Carmel Hadassah