The next installment of the Keaton & Lloyd Bookshop, 236 W. Dominick St., “Local Authors Speak” series will take place on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. Presenting will be guest author David Roberts, LMSW.
Roberts is a retired addiction professional and an adjunct professor of psychology at Utica College and Pratt School of Art. As a psychologist, he had a science-based view of how the world operates. On March 1, 2003, however, his young daughter Jeannine died of an aggressive form of cancer. Roberts used his clinical expertise to understand his grief and loss. His life was focused solely on honoring the memory of his daughter, but this perspective unexpectedly changed when he visited the home of Rev. Patty Furino. His spiritual transformation allowed him to ultimately find peace with his daughter’s passing.
These experiences are detailed in the recently-published memoir, “When the Psychology Professor Met the Minister.” Co-authored with Furino, the book aspires to empower young and old alike to uncover and understand their place in the universe during uncertain and chaotic times.
At the event, Roberts will discuss the process of writing the memoir and read passages of the text. Signed copies will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information on Roberts, Furino, and their book, visit www.psychologyprofessorandminister.com.