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Author Talk with Dave Iverson

August 24, 2024 | 10:30 am 11:30 am

Join us for an Author Talk with journalist Dave Iverson where he’ll discuss his book Winter Stars, which chronicles his experience as caregiver for his aging mother.

About the Book

Dave Iverson was a broadcast journalist who’d recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s when he decided to do something he’d never quite imagined: He moved in to take care of his 95-year-old mom. Winter Stars is the story of their decade-long caregiving odyssey, which lasted until Adelaide Iverson’s death at the age of 105. It’s a book Michael J. Fox calls “a modern classic … documenting the uncertain journey into the country of caregiving and the deeply sustaining bonds of familial love.”

About the author

Dave Iverson is an author, documentary film producer/director and retired broadcast journalist. When he was 59, he moved back into his childhood home to care for his 95-year old mother, a caregiving saga that would last until her passing at the age of 105. His recent caregiving memoir is titled Winter Stars: An Elderly Mother, An Aging Son and Life’s Final
Journey
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During his broadcast journalism career, Dave produced and reported more than 20 documentary specials for PBS, including two films about Parkinson’s disease, the Frontline film “My Father, My Brother and Me” and Capturing Grace, which tells the story of what happens when a group of people with Parkinson’s join forces with a legendary New York City dance company.

Dave has won more than 30 broadcast journalism awards, including a national Emmy Award. He also hosted local radio and television programs in Wisconsin and in San Francisco for 35 years and is a founding member of the Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Patient Council.

Winter Stars book cover
Dave Iverson author photo
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