Author Debra Meyerson will discuss the process of rediscovering personal identity and meaning after a significant life change -- stroke, trauma, illness, even retirement or aging. This event will be of interest not only to those coping with life changes, but their families, friends and others who care. Portola Valley Library, 11 am, March 28.
Debra Meyerson, a Stanford University professor and expert in identity, suffered a severe stroke in which she lost all speech and was paralyzed on her right side. Losing the career she had worked decades to build was devastating. Debra worked with determination to recreate her identity and write the book Identity Theft (Andrews McMeel, 2019). In it she uses her experiences, and those of many others, to shed light on the emotional journey of rediscovering identity after a significant life change. Debra and her husband, Steve Zuckerman, will share their experiences and discuss their new non-profit organization, Stroke Forward.