9:39AM (PST) – Annabelle Gurwitch, Author, “I See you Made an Effort”
Actress, author, activist, Annabelle Gurwitch’s best selling new book, I See You Made an Effort was just selected as a New York Times’ Book of Style. NPR says “infused with sharp wit, the book is hilarious…Gurwitch is squarely in Nora Ephron territory.” Annabelle gained a loyal comedic following hosting Dinner and a Movie on TBS. She is also the author of You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up, and Fired! She has been a regular commentator on NPR and a contributor to The Nation, More, Glamour and a number of other national publications. Her acting credits include Seinfeld, Boston Legal, Dexter, hosted programs on Planet Green Network, The Style Channel and HBO and counts Oprah, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Real Time with Bill Maher amongst her many television appearances. She is a Jewish mother, a passionate environmentalist, a reluctant atheist, and lives with her husband and son and a large collection of reusable water bottles in Los Angeles.
11:08AM (PST) – Dr. David Agus, Author, “A Short Guide to a Long Life”
Dr. David B. Agus is one of the world’s leading cancer doctors and pioneering biomedical researchers. Over the past twenty years he’s received acclaim for his innovations in medicine and contributions to new technologies that will change how all of us maintain optimal health. He’s also built a reputation for having a unique way of looking at the relationship of the human body to health and disease. He explains, “Sometimes you have to go to war to understand peace. My work on the front lines of the cancer war has taught me a lot about all things health-related, much of which is surprising and goes against conventional wisdom.” His first book, the #1 New York Times and international bestseller The End of Illness, reflected this new and different perspective, giving an insider’s view of what it really means to be “healthy” and how to achieve it.
Dr. Agus is professor of medicine and engineering at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and heads USC’s Norris Westside Cancer Center and the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine. Dr. Agus is dedicated to finding novel approaches for personalized healthcare. He is also a CBS News contributor, commenting on important health topics regularly on television.
Dr. Agus specializes in treating patients with advanced cancer. His clinical responsibilities include the development of clinical trials for new drugs and treatments for cancer, supported by the National Cancer Institute and other private foundations (he has no financial ties to drug companies). He serves leadership roles at the World Economic Forum, among other prestigious organizations. After earning his BA from Princeton University and medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his medicinal residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital, a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, and an oncology fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
He lives in California with his wife, two children, and dog.