Lesley Stahl, Author of Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting, is the Keynote Speaker at Books & Boutiques: A Benefit For Saint Luke's South

EVENT: Lesley Stahl, 60 Minutes Correspondent & Author will be In Conversation with Vivien Jennings about Lesley’s New Hardcover Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting at Books & Boutiques 2016, A Benefit for Saint Luke's South.

Shop 'til you drop! Join us for a day of shopping, food and fun.  Select local boutiques will come together for your shopping delight.  Generous proceeds from every sale of fabulous fashion, beautiful baubles, and handsome home accessories will benefit Saint Luke's South Hospital.  Participating Favorite Local Boutiques include:

Addie Rose
Alysa Rene Boutique
feng (Founding Retail Sponsor)
Frankie & Jules
KC Proud
The Learning Tree
Pryde's Kitchen & Home
Rainy Day Books (Founding Retail Sponsor)
Ranchview Floral & Interiors
REDCOATS: That British Store 
Threshing Bee
Twill Boutique 
Two Chic Blvd.

Enjoy a feast for the sensesSee an exquisite fashion show.  Smell a spring bouquet.  Taste a delicious gourmet meal with friends.  Hear from a Bestselling Author.  Touch the lives of those in our community.  Then take home an Author Autographed Book for your continued enjoyment.  Sponsors will have a special opportunity to Meet & Greet the Author at the Patron Party.

Benefiting the Art of Caring and Comfort: Saint Luke’s commitment to the highest levels of excellence not only focuses on health services, but also on providing a caring and comfortable environment for all patients and visitors.  Each year, the compassionate care at Saint Luke’s South Hospital touches more than 50,000 patients and their families and friends.  Through the creation of our “Art of Caring and Comfort” program, we invite the community to help us provide a healing, transformative atmosphere in the hospital through works of art.

FEATURED GUEST:  Lesley Stahl has been a reporter for CBS News for more than twenty-five years.  She was White House correspondent for the "CBS Evening News" during the Carter, Reagan, and Bush Administrations; the host of "Face the Nation" from 1983 to 1991; and has been a correspondent for "60 Minutes" for the last eight years.  She lives in New York City with her husband, Aaron Latham.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  From one of the country's most recognizable journalists: How becoming a grandmother transforms a woman's life.  After four decades as a reporter, Lesley Stahl says the most vivid and transforming experience of her life was not covering the White House, interviewing heads of state, or any other of her stories at "60 Minutes."  It was becoming a grandmother.  She was hit with a jolt of joy so intense and unexpected, she wanted to investigate it as though it was a news flash And so, using her "60 Minutes" skills, she explores how grandmothering changes a woman's life, interviewing her friends like Whoopi Goldberg, her colleagues like Diane Sawyer, and the proverbial woman next door.  On top of these personal accounts, she interviews scientists and doctors about physiological changes in women when they have grandchildren, anthropologists about why there are grandmothers in evolutionary terms, and psychiatrists about the therapeutic effects of grandchildren on both grandmothers and grandfathers.  All through the book Stahl shares her stories about her own life now with two granddaughters, Jordan and Chloe, how her relationship with her daughter Taylor has changed, and how being a grandfather has affected her husband,  Aaron. In an era when Baby Boomers are becoming grandparents in droves, when young parents need all the help they can get raising their children and with a grandmother in the running to be our next US President Stahl's book is a timely and affecting read that redefines a cherished relationship.

DATE/TIME:  Friday, April 29, 2016

  • 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM:  Shopping
  • 12:00 PM, Noon:  Luncheon with Speaker Lesley Stahl

LOCATION:  Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard, Overland Park, Kansas 66211

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Event date: 
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Event address: 
Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS
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