in conversation with Ellie Schafer
of Living Twice
Live Online: Wednesday, May 5, 9:00 PM EST/ 6:00 PM PST
Join Sharon Stone live and online and discover The Beauty of Living Twice.
Dominican University of California’s Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage welcome Sharon Stone on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Please join us as this Nobel Peace Summit Award-winning actress, human rights activist, artist, mother, daughter, sister, and writer shares her her intimate story of healing, love, and purpose. Joining Sharon in conversation will be Ellie Schafer, who served as a Special Assistant to President Barack Obama and Director of the White House Visitors Office in Washington, DC from 2009 to 2017.
Sharon Stone, one of the most renowned actresses in the world, suffered a massive stroke that cost her not only her health, but her career, family, fortune, and global fame. In The Beauty of Living Twice, she chronicles her efforts to rebuild her life, and the slow road back to wholeness and health. In an industry that doesn’t accept failure, in a world where too many voices are silenced, Sharon found the power to return, the courage to speak up, and the will to make a difference in the lives of women and children around the globe.
Sharon made headlines not just for her beauty and her talent, but for her candor and her refusal to “play nice,” and it’s those same qualities that make her memoir so powerful. Sharon will talk about her pivotal roles, her life-changing friendships, her worst disappointments, and her greatest accomplishments. The Beauty of Living Twice reveals how she went from a childhood of trauma and violence to a business that in many ways echoed those same assaults, under cover of money and glamour. She describes the strength and meaning she found in her children, and in her humanitarian efforts. And ultimately, she shares how she fought her way back to find not only her truth, but her family’s reconciliation and love.
The Beauty of Living Twice is a book for the wounded, and a book for the survivors; it’s a celebration of women’s strength and resilience, a reckoning, and a call to activism. It is proof that it’s never too late to raise your voice, and speak out.
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