Harold S. Kushner

Johanna Lawshea

Harold S. Kushner is rabbi laureate of Temple Israel in the Boston suburb of Natick, Massachusetts. He is the author of more than a dozen books on coping with life’s challenges, including, the best-selling When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Conquering Fear and Overcoming Life’s Disappointments, and The Book of Job. In his latest book, Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned About Life (Knopf), Kushner elicits nine essential lessons from the sum of his teaching, study, and experience, offering a lifetime’s worth of spiritual food for thought, pragmatic advice, inspiration for a more fulfilling life, and strength for trying times.