‘Radio Shangri-La’ author to speak at two library branches July 28by Pima County News on Jul. 14, 2011, under Pima County, Public Library, Tucson
Lisa Napoli, author of the acclaimed memoir Radio Shangri-La: What I Learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on Earth, will discuss her experiences and the lessons she learned working with the people in that Himalayan country during two library presentations.
Both presentations take place on Thursday, July 28:
- Dusenberry-River Branch Library, 5605 E. River Road, #105, from 1 to 2 p.m.
- Himmel Park Branch Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave., from 6 to 7 p.m.
Napoli, who had been an Internet correspondent for MSNBC, a columnist for MSNBC.com and the first columnist for the now-closed New York Times’ Cybertimes, turned from the media world to volunteer work on a youth radio station in Bhutan.
She worked among the impoverished population of just 650,000, and while learning the people’s culture, learned to be more grateful and more focused on helping others.
Napoli’s career also included public relations for Summit House, an alternative to prison for women and their kids in Greensboro, N.C. and working for CNN.
Copies of Radio Shangri-La will be available for sale and signing at both branch libraries.