Featured In The Washington Post's "10 Books To Read In May 2021"

Dr. John and Liza Marshall, Arlingtonians and authors of "Off Our Chests: A Candid Tour Through the World of Cancer," will join Arlington Public Library and Washington Post book reviewer Bethanne Patrick for a Zoom discussion of their book.

The interview will be followed by audience Q&A. Attendees at the Zoom event will be eligible to win a signed copy of their book. 

Registration Required. This event will be held via Zoom. Instructions to join the Zoom meeting will be emailed to all registrants.

About the Book:

A surprisingly open memoir co-authored by the married duo of a world class oncologist and a cancer survivor about love, pain, hope, strength and resilience while navigating the overwhelming breast cancer advocacy movement.

About the Authors: 

Liza Marshall left her law practice in 2005 to focus on her family and Hope Connections for Cancer Support, of which she is a founding member. In 2006, at the age of forty-three, Liza was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, the most deadly form of the disease. Throughout her treatment and beyond, Liza has been an active volunteer at Hope Connections and other local non-profits, serving on boards, directing development campaigns, and supporting a variety of communities and missions.

John Marshall is a medical oncologist and a professor at Georgetown University, and an internationally recognized expert in gastrointestinal cancers and the development of new treatments for cancer. He has been outspoken on controversial issues in cancer research, including his criticism of the dominance and success of breast cancer advocacy and research at the unfortunate expense of other specialties.

About the Interviewer:

Bethanne Patrick is a Washington Post book reviewer and the editor, most recently, of “The Books That Changed My Life: Reflections by 100 Authors, Actors, Musicians and Other Remarkable People.”

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Events for Adults Good for Adults Age 55+ Good for Caregivers of Adults
Author Talk
Arlington Public Library
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