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September 2013

Book Release Party and Fundraiser

September 14, 2013 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Jasmine Café, 1633-A Washington Plaza
Reston, 20190
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Please join Sean Murphy for the celebration of his new book, Please Talk About Me When I’m Gone, a memoir that recounts the ways cancer impacted--and changed--his family. By honoring his mother's memory, he also hopes to raise awareness and funds for organizations dedicated to curing cancer.   Murphy will read selected chapters from the memoir and copies will be available for sale (and signing). Jasmine Café will provide complimentary hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar. Stay for delectable and smartly…

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Author Event and Fundraiser

September 16, 2013 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
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Sean Murphy will read from his new memoir, Please Talk About Me When I'm Gone, a memoir that recounts the ways cancer impacted--and changed--his family. By honoring his mother's memory, Murphy also hopes to raise awareness and funds for organizations dedicated to curing cancer. Followed by a presentation by Dr. John Marshall, Director of Clinical Research at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University. This event is a fundraiser to raise money for the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Click…

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Please Talk about Me When I’m Gone, which pulled me in from the first page and never let go, is a mosaic love letter from a son to his lost mother, so everyone in the bereavement club should read it. But this memoir is also a thoughtful, compassionate meditation on being alive. I nodded in recognition, dog-eared pages containing lines I loved, felt my eyes well with tears. In the end you should read it for the reason anyone reads good writing: to feel less alone.”

—Jenna Blum, NYT best-selling author of Those Who Save Us and The Stormchasers

May 27, 2015