Arts & Humanities Bainbridge (AHB) has announced the release of Michael Lisagor’s latest book, “Personal Growth in the Time of COVID: What we can learn from prominent artists, writers, philosophers & musicians”
This book contains numerous uplifting and entertaining life lessons from 34 well-known creative individuals that can help us do more than just survive these challenging times. Lisagor also interweaves with humor his own lifelong journey to manage anxiety, depression, and childhood trauma through Buddhism, psychotherapy, and a happy marriage.
Linda Semlitz, MD, President of the Board, AHB, has said, “As a practicing psychiatrist for over 35 years, I can attest to the importance of positive coping strategies in these challenging times. Mike has chosen explorers, healers, activists, and visionaries whose life stories inspire and give hope. These include Helen Keller, Leo Tolstoy, Louise Penny, Herbie Hancock, Byron Katie, Annie Leibovitz, Julie Andrews and Ansel Adams. Mike has extraordinary “mindsight” and is a wonderful storyteller.
Lisagor is donating all the book royalties to AHB.
About Arts & Humanities Bainbridge (AHB)
Art transforms lives. AHB believes exploration through the arts and humanities creates knowledge, understanding and compassion in our world. Nurturing local artists reveals and elevates creative potential. It provides opportunities for artists to prosper, youth to learn through art, and the local community to engage in collaborative events at currentsonline.org. The arts and humanities enhance the quality of life and create a vibrant, attractive place to live, work and visit.
About the Author
A retired information technology executive, Michael Lisagor has written hundreds of magazine articles and blogs on a variety of business and Buddhist-related topics. He is the author of Romancing the Buddha which he adapted into a successful one-man show is on YouTube. His book, My 50 Years of Buddhist Practice, was published in November 2020. He also plays har-monica and sings in the Good Karma Blues. More information about his books can be found at: www.romancingthebuddha.com/mike-writing.html.
Book Review on Amazon
Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2020. Verified Purchase
During this prolonged period of isolation, I’ve read a number of eye-opening books….”The Sixth Extinction”, “Caste”, and Baldwin’s magnificent “The Fire Next Time”. Perhaps not the best choices for a restless night. Lately I’ve reached for a different kind of lesson in Michael Lisagor’s “Personal Growth in the Time of Covid”. The Buddhist infused wisdom of Daisaku Ikeda figures prominently, interspersed with very brief chapters containing highlights of the lives and thinking of 30 artists, writers, scientists, musicians, and historical giants–from Annie Leibovitz to Lily Tomlin, Georgia O’Keefe, Martin Luther King, Sir Isaac Newton, Bill Withers, Herbie Hancock, Tolstoy and more. There is wisdom to live by in this collection of stories and inspiring quotes, and commentary from the author on his own personal struggles. Lisagor’s new book is a powerful antidote to the disturbing realities of our current world. I woke up after one of these late night reads, on the tail end of a dream. I was standing tall in a landscape setting, wearing a white T-shirt with big bold letters on it that spelled out “PEACE LAKE”.