Author of ‘The End of Your Life Book Club makes a stop at Schuler with new book

By Joanne Bailey-Boorsma


Will Schwalbe understands the importance of books in a person’s life.


It was the connecting force between Schwalbe and his mother as she dealt with pancreatic cancer. As the two sat waiting for her chemo treatments, Schwalbe turned to his mother and asked what she was reading. The following discussions on books lead to the runaway bestseller “The End of Your Life Book Club.”


As Schwalbe, toured with the book, he had a number of people reach out and ask for lists. “It got me thinking about life and books,” he told So this time around, he put together a book, “Books for the Living” that is a celebration of reading and recommendation of specific books that may guide people through their daily lives.


Will Schwalbe

“I wanted this book to be a kind of virtual experience of sharing,” he said to “Also a theme that was very important to me was the role of reading in our lives and being more thoughtful in limiting our electronic time.”


Schwalbe will be visiting Schuler Books & Music, 2660 28th St. SE, Friday, March 10. The program is at 7 p.m. with a book signing afterwards.


Schwalbe is the the founder and CEO of, a leading recipe and cookbook website. As a journalist, he has written for various publications, including “The New York Times” and “The South China Morning Post.


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