Welcome to the November 2021 edition of Meet the Members, an opportunity for you to learn about your fellow members and their books. We encourage you to support each other!

Meet the Members

Christopher Carosa

Chris Carosa graduated from Yale University and earned his MBA from the Simon School. He’s an award-winning journalist and producer. An investment adviser by day, he’s also written two stage plays. He’s appeared on the NBC Nightly News, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today. Read about his book here: Hamburger Dreams: How Classic Crime Solving Techniques Helped Crack the Case of America’s Greatest Culinary Mystery.

Cheryl Pellerin

Healing with Cannabis has two parts. First is a scientific but not-too-technical story of the endocannabinoid system, a billion-year-old system in vertebrates that lets cannabis work in the body and brain. In part 2, about medical cannabis, interviews with some of the best international cannabinoid researchers tell why and how cannabis helps treat PTSD, pain, MS, anxiety, some elements of cancer, and many others. Read more about her book here: Healing with Cannabis: The Evolution of the Endocannabinoid System and How Cannabinoids Help Relieve PTSD, Pain, MS, Anxiety, and More.

Margaret Meloni

Margaret Meloni, PhD, is a businessperson, Buddhist practitioner, and teacher of Death Dhamma. The practice of inviting the awareness of death into your life. With Buddhism, and a healthy respect for the Grim Reaper, she lives with more peace and less suffering. Now, she brings peace to others. Read about her book here: Sitting with Death: Buddhist Insights to Help You Face Your Fears and Live a Peaceful Life.

Margit Novack

Squint: Re-visioning the Second Half of Life opens our eyes to the abundant possibilities of later life. The book pairs memorable personal stories with larger themes — downsizing, caregiving, forgiveness, estrangement, and more — and shows that with the right perspective and re-visioning, the future is rich with possibility. Read more about her book here: Squint: Re-visioning the Second Half of Life.

Brian Kirwan

Brian Kirwan is a writer, composer, artist, filmmaker, and animator. He was born and raised in a small town in Southern California. Accepting reality did not come naturally, but he learned by the age of 50 of its importance. His enthusiasm for reality was born. Read more about his book here: Reality Acceptance: For Happier and Healthier Lives.

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