Rachel Zimmerman, author of Us, After: A Memoir of Love and Suicide in conversation with Ellen Barry

Monday, July 8
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

4th floor, 314 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02142

Rachel Zimmerman, author of Us, After: A Memoir of Love and Suicide will be in conversation with Ellen Barry at this special event. Join us at 314 Main St for an intimate discussion about Rachel’s powerful memoir. Get ready to dive deep into the themes of love and loss, as these two incredible women share their insights and experiences. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with the authors and fellow readers in person. Reserve your spot now!

Pre-order your copy here: https://mitpressbookstore.mit.edu/book/9781951631352

Rachel Zimmerman, an award-winning journalist, has written about health and medicine for more than two decades. She currently contributes stories on mental health to The Washington Post and previously worked as a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal and a health reporter for WBUR, Boston’s public radio station. Her essays and articles have been published in The New York Times; Vogue; The Cut; O, The Oprah Magazine; The Atlantic; Slate; The Huffington Post; and Brevity, among others.

Us, After is an exploration of rebuilding family following a suicide. When a state trooper appeared at Zimmerman’s door to report that her husband, Seth Teller, had jumped to his death off a nearby bridge, she fell to her knees, unable to fully absorb the news. How could the man she’d married, a devoted father and robotics professor at MIT, have committed such a violent act? How would she explain this to her young daughters? And could she have stopped him?

In this memoir, Zimmerman examines domestic devastation and resurgence: she confronts the unimaginable and, ultimately, discovers the good in what remains.

Ellen Barry covers mental health for The New York Times. She was previously the paper’s London-based chief international correspondent and the bureau chief in New Delhi and Moscow, and a reporter for the Boston Globe.

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  • Date: Monday, July 8
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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  • Location: 4th floor, 314 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02142