Bharwani to share experiences (Medicine Hat News)
By Courtney Gillies
Dr. Noorali Bharwani wants to say thank you, celebrate the completion
of his first book and support a local charity all at the same time.
A Doctor’s Journey: An emotional and humourous look at life through the eyes of a doctor, is Bharwani’s first book and was released two weeks ago. On Thursday, Bharwani is hosting a book party at the Medicine Hat College courtyard from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The evening will include a book signing and refreshments.
Twenty-five per cent of the proceeds from the book sale that evening will be donated to the Medicine Hat News Santa Claus Fund.
“I want to say thank you to lots of friends who have helped me. The people of Medicine Hat have been wonderful and without their support for my column and for me in town here for 21 years nothing would have happened.”
Bharwani has been writing a medical column for The News for approximately nine years. The book includes several of Bharwani’s newspaper columns, however many of them have been updated or revised, he noted. The self-published book includes 28 chapters on various subjects, such as his childhood and writing for The News.
One of Bharwani’s favourite chapters is the one where he talks about his mother and father.
Bharwani said the response to his book since its release has been good.
“I get lots of comments. Those who haven’t bought it are thinking of buying it,” said Bharwani. “I think the momentum is building and I’m happy with the response I’ve had from people.”
Bharwani has plans to start on his second book after Christmas once he has finish promoting A Doctor’s Journey.
“I’ve got to sell this one first. I’ve got to make room in my office,” said Bharwani. “I have a couple of ideas, but I haven’t looked into a crystal ball and said which one would be the best one yet.”
A Doctor’s Journey is $18 and can be purchased at various locations around the city, including the Medicine Hat News office on Dunmore Road.
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