Kitchen Table Wisdom

By Rachel Naomi Remen,

Book cover of Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal

Book description

"I recommend this book highly to everyone." --Deepak Chopra, M.D.

This special updated version of the New York Times-bestseller, Kitchen Table Wisdom, addresses the same spiritual issues that made the original a bestseller: suffering, meaning, love, faith, and miracles.

"Despite the awesome powers of technology, many of us still do…

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Why read it?

4 authors picked Kitchen Table Wisdom as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Deepak Chopra says, “I recommend this book highly to everyone.” Yes, Deepak Chopra, I agree! This is an oldie but oh-so-goodie.

Dr. Rachel Remen is a remarkable woman—a long-term chronic illness survivor, author, and doctor. She believes stories heal, and boy oh boy, she’s chock full of wisdom. This book is a swift and satisfying read, presenting life lessons in a series of brief chapters—different accounts from different patients. Dr. Remen’s winning writing style shines sparkles of truth through every single one.

When I was first diagnosed with MS, Dr. Remen’s beautiful book was the first one my husband and I turned to for comfort and support.

Kitchen Table Wisdom is not a traditional memoir, but a collection of stories Dr. Remen has collected over her career as a physician and healer – and as a patient herself with Crohn’s disease. She has worked with and counseled thousands of patients facing illness and grief, and she helps them to harness their own life force and find ways to thrive. Her words are inspiring and soothing for anyone facing a challenge or trying…

Accomplished physician, long-term survivor of Crohn’s Disease, and Boddhisatva, Rachel Remen was my first therapist and the first doctor to ever mention healing to me. 

She was one of my most profound teachers, and I owe her enormous debts of gratitude. In this international best-seller, she uses both her own stories and the stories of those with whom she has worked to inspire us to live as intensely as we can, no matter how well or ill we may be.

From Ed's list on learning to heal.

Remen is a doctor and gifted storyteller. She shares insight into what truly heals, through these magical-yet-true vignettes. Spoiler alert: love and connection. Yes, there are times we desperately need modern medicine and other times when we desperately need our hands to be held.

From Allison's list on for self care and motivation.

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