An Evening With Kate Bowler

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An Evening With Kate Bowler

Thursday, October 25
7 p.m.
PHPC Sanctuary

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Kate Bowler is a Duke professor, a young mother, and an “incurable optimist” with incurable cancer. She has also become a New York Times best-selling author with her new memoir, Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved. Kate writes about the irony of being an expert in health, wealth, and happiness while facing Stage IV colon cancer. She lives in Durham with her husband and young son. 

“Everything Happens for a Reason is art in its highest form, and Kate Bowler is a true artist—with the pen, and with her life.”
Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior and president of Together Rising

“The Kate Bowler you will come to know in this book is 100 percent real: honest, brave, holy, ridiculous, profane, hilarious, human—her fierce and beautiful words will make you ugly-cry and laugh out loud inappropriately in public places, and they will make you long for the courage to tell the truth about your life.”
—Amy K. Butler, senior minister, The Riverside Church 

“A meditation on sense-making when there’s no sense to be made, on letting go when we can’t hold on, and on being unafraid even when we’re terrified. And it happens to be hilarious. Above all, though, this is a love letter to life, and it’s gorgeous.”
—Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP, clinical assistant professor of medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine