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Dreamers and Doers: Dr. Ruth

Monday, November 16, 2015 at 6 pm
Doors open at 5:15 pm

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It’s chutzpah that has helped me to succeed – some of it is European, some, my Jewish upbringing, and some, the American spirit. – Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Join Dr. Ruth as she shares her incredible story of survival and success, from fleeing Nazi Germany as a young girl to serving as a sharpshooter in the Haganah (Israel’s Freedom Fighters) to becoming the pioneering psychosexual therapist, educator, and cultural icon adored and respected around the world today. Learn firsthand how her background, identity, fearlessness, and tenacity inform her work and have helped her to achieve success through helping others.

Moderated by WHYY's Behavioral Health Reporter and Host of The Pulse, Maiken Scott.

Dr. Ruth’s new book, The Doctor Is In: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life, and Joie de Vivre (June 2015), will be available for sale and signing at the program. Click here to purchase the book from the Museum Store in advance.

$25 General Public, on sale 10/9

Advance registration strongly encouraged

Media sponsor: WHYY

About the series
This program represents the third installment of our annual Dreamers and Doers Speaker Series which features individuals who embody a uniquely American spirit and whose stories are characterized by the values critical to the success achieved by immigrants who came to America in search of opportunity and a better life - courage and imagination, aspiration and hard work, leadership and service.  

This series has been anonymously endowed by a friend of the Museum and admirer of all Dreamers and Doers.

About Dr. Ruth
Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer is a psychosexual therapist who sprang to national attention in the early 1980s with her live radio program, Sexually Speaking. She went on to have her own TV program, appeared on the cover of People magazine and TV Guide, and is the author of thirty-seven books. Fans of all ages can find her at, on Twitter @AskDrRuth, and at A one-woman show about her life, Dr. Ruth, All The Way, is currently touring. Dr. Ruth teaches at Columbia’s Teachers College. She lives in New York and has two children and four grandchildren.

Pierre A. Lehu, co-author of The Doctor is In, is a publicist, agent, and writer. He has written twenty-five books, including Sex for Dummies, Saké: Water from Heaven, Fashion for Dummies, and Living on Your Own.

Event type:Books & Writers, Lectures & Discussions