Tea With Elisabeth
Fern Stewart Welch conceived, directed and served as executive editor for Tea With Elisabeth. The German edition, Zum Tee bei Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, was just published, a Japanese edition is in progress, and the book is being shopped in the U.S. and elsewhere.
The book is a collaborative portrait of the late Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D., by 51 bestselling authors, well-known colleagues, associates, family members and friends. The participants include such luminaries as Muhammad Ali, Sarah Ferguson -the Duchess of York, Caroline Myss, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Barbara Brennan, Marianne Williamson, Raymond Moody and Stephen Levine, as well as Drs. Gerald Jampolsky, Bernie Siegel, C. Norman Shealy and Gladys T. McGarey. Also featured are Dame Cicely Saunders, Dr. Balfour Mount and Florence Wald, who together with Dr. Kübler-Ross represent the founders of Hospice internationally.
Dr. Kübler-Ross was the Swiss-born physician, author, lecturer and thanatologist who brought death and dying out of the dark ages into the light of reason and compassion. She touched the hearts, minds and souls of millions of people around the world with her universal message. Beginning with her seminal book On Death and Dying, and through her tender ministrations, Dr. Kübler-Ross brought compassion, understanding and love to countless individuals coping with their own death or the deaths of loved ones.
Tea With Elisabeth brings insight into a heroic life lived by an individual who was only human, and yet achieved a truly singular destiny. She was that rare human being with great gifts who accepted a mission that was larger than her own desires for the companionship and love that is inherent in everyone.
Unlike the international icon portrayed in the media, Elisabeth was an extraordinarily vital and fully dimensional human being. This comes through in the powerful, poignant and inspirational stories told by those whose lives were touched by a small dynamo of a woman who became a global force for change, and who was fully, painfully and wonderfully human.
Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross will be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in October 2007. She was named one of the Greatest Minds of the Century by TIME Magazine in 1999, and the New York City Public Library has named her seminal book "On Death and Dying,” one of the greatest literary works of the twenty-first century.