Friday, May 13, 2011

Michelle Au Interview at Columbia University Bookstore

On 5/11/11, I had the opportunity to interview Michelle Au at Columbia University Bookstore about her book, This Won't Hurt a Bit (and other white lies). Dr. Au was doing a book signing event up at Columbia, where she would be speaking to an audience about her book.

My friend Leigh, who introduced me to Michelle's blog, came with me to the event. First we went out for Middle-Eastern food at Cafe Nana. Then we set out for the event, books in hand.

We got to the bookstore, and saw the large crowd of young doctors-in-training sitting in the audience, in awe of Dr. Au. Then we spotted Michelle at the front of the crowd.

After Michelle spoke, and the 9000 "Au groupies" got their books signed, Leigh and I got the chance to meet Michelle in person. She was so down to earth and awesome.

Even her mom seemed cool.

It was almost time for the interview, but first we took some pictures.

After her close-ups, we found a quiet spot in the bookstore for the interview. Here's what Michelle had to say about her book, being nine months pregnant while she was an anesthesiology resident, diagnosing her own kids, and pumping breast milk in the bathroom, among other things.

Stay tuned for my official review of This Won't Hurt a Bit (and other white lies) where you'll have a chance to WIN a copy of Michelle's book!


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