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Book Discussion Club

Disabilities Education, Stories of Inspiration, and More!

The JCCNV’s Special Needs Committee has launched a book club focusing on books about special needs, non-fictional stories of inspiration, and books related to disabilities to broaden our knowledge. Book club meetings are held at the J every two months from 6:30pm–7:30pm prior to the special needs committee meetings.  

Upcoming Book Club

Meet the Author – Claudia Kalb

Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History's Great Personalities
Sunday, June 25, 11am
Location: The J (8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA)
Cost: FREE!

Was Andy Warhol a hoarder? Did Einstein have autism? Was Frank Lloyd Wright a narcissist? In this surprising, inventive, and meticulously researched look at the evolution of mental health, acclaimed health and science journalist Claudia Kalb gives readers a glimpse into the lives of high-profile historic figures through the lens of modern psychology, weaving groundbreaking research into biographical narratives that are deeply embedded in our culture. –

Claudia Kalb is an award-winning journalist specializing in science and medicine. A former senior writer at Newsweek, Claudia has reported on a wide range of topics from emotional memory to the origins of autism. In her talk, Claudia will share her experiences researching and writing Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder, tell little-known stories about the twelve famous people she profiles, and raise fascinating questions about how the complexities of their minds might be viewed today: If George Gershwin had been diagnosed with ADHD and treated with Ritalin, would we still have "Rhapsody in Blue?"

Books will be available for cash-only purchase at the event. 


Questions or comments? Email Jean Gurman.

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