Forty something Dani Shapiro was leading a seemingly idyllic life-she had a wonderful child, a husband who adored her and a thriving writing career. So why was she waking up panicked in the middle of the night? Raised in a deeply religious home, Dani had fled all that at the earliest opportunity.
But then when she was in mid-life her young son asked “Do you believe in God? Or heaven? What happens when we die?”
Dani realized that she had no answers for her son, and was failing him. So she embarked on a two year quest to figure out what she actually believed. She didn’t go to India, or Tibet, or Thailand-she simply looked in her own backyard for answers to life’s deepest questions.
Best Selling Author Dani Shapiro will discuss five important lessons that will help us find meaning in today’s world, which she now shares in her new book “Devotion: A Memoir”
About Dani Shapiro
Dani Shapiro is the author of five novels and the best-selling memoir Slow Motion. She has also written for magazines such as the New Yorker, The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, and ELLE. Her most recent memoir is entitled Devotion, and describes how we can rediscover the true meaning of life in the midst of a spiritual crisis. The book was just published by Harper Collins.
Shapiro has also written for the screen, having adapted Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince for HBO in 1999. In 2000, she co-wrote a screenplay based on her memoir, Slow Motion, with her husband, journalist and screenwriter Michael Maren.
Earth Frenzy Radio Episode: February 25, 2010
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