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Memphis—Food for Thought
August 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jim Bailey will talk about his novel, The End of Healing, and will lead discussion about Dr. Don Newman’s path to find health care that heals. Food for Thought has a long tradition of nurturing the art of conversation and civil discourse in Memphis. Initial inspiration for Food for Thought came from a cover story in the Utne Reader in 1991 about the famous gatherings hosted by Gertrude Stein in Paris. Salons at that time were incubators of provocative ideas, the frontiers of cultural change with passionate conversation sometimes leading to passionate action. Wit, intelligence, charm, and insight were prized. Later in 1991, Rob Sangster founded Food for Thought to nourish the art of conversation, including spirited debates on controversial topics. We ignore the adage that discussion of religion, sex and politics are to be avoided. Indeed, they are frequent topics. For the first year, meetings were held in Cybil Shepherd’s downtown loft. For more than a decade after that, Food for Thought met in the private room at La Montagne Restaurant, where the best of conversation, food and wine were combined.
Recent guests who have guided discussions include Ted Evanoff, CA Business Editor, Muaricio Calvo – Director – Latino Memphis, Dr. Scott Morris – Church Health Center, Sen. Lee Harris, Dr. Mark Muesse – Rhodes College, Jim Strickland – Mayor, Phil Trenary – Chamber of Commerce, Jimmy Ogle – all things Memphis, Dr. Stephen Haynes – The Last Segregated Hour, Marc Perrusquia – investigative reporter, Dr. Steven McKenzie – the ancient Middle East, Dr. David Kemme – the financial crisis, Molly Crosby – on writing, David Waters – on religion, Dean Steve Mulroy – elections, MPD Director Toney Armstrong – policing Memphis, Dr. Yasir Qadhi – Muslims in America, a variety of scientists, historians, economists, politicians, and more.
- August 30, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
- Event Categories:
- Address & Signing, Lectures & Discussions, Signing
- Event Tags:
- book discussion, End of Healing, expenditures, Fiction, general internal medicine, healing, health, healthcare, hero, journey, medicine, novel, Popular Fiction, population health, practice improvement, primary care, quest, Reading, signing, story, The End of Healing [book], value
- Besty Black
- Jason’s Deli
3473 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111 United States + Google Map
- (901) 324-3181