Author Event - Reckless But Lucky with Doctor Ed Dawkins

The Avid Reader is happy to welcome Davis author Doctor Ed Dawkins for a reading, discussion, and signing of his captivating memoir, Reckless But Lucky, on Friday, August 24th at 7:30 p.m.


The world is large, and as a surgeon, writer, philosopher, and poet, Doctor Ed Dawkins has experienced many pulse-quickening moments and often took his family along for the ride. The stories and insights revealed in Reckless But Lucky take stock of the past, frame the present, and enlighten the future. Tales from Doctor Ed’s life include death defying acts, caregiving all over the world, crossing paths with the rich and famous, and forging yet undiscovered trails. This autobiography reveals an adventurous and honest life with many unimaginable happenings that yearn to be shared. Reckless But Lucky chronicles compelling moments and stories spanning the latter two-thirds of the twentieth century and beyond. There will never be another book like this.


Doctor Ed Dawkins lives powerfully in the world beyond the boundaries of normal convention, exploring the truth of his own vital imagination and being. Never satisfied with the scripted, Doctor Ed partakes in the romance that dwells in everything. If life were a rodeo, Doctor Ed would be the bull, scattering and shattering the turf of convention, yet able to pause like “Ferdinand,” resting and pondering among the flowers of philosophy, truth and beauty. Doctor Ed was born into a cozy and less regulated era in American history that perfectly incubated his free-spirited DNA and soul. Doctor Ed’s formula: passion, imagination, and action, which carried him to unimaginable twentieth century times, places, and opportunities. A lucky alignment of his restless stars magnetized Doctor Ed to action centers of immense caregiving, adventure, and coincidence.



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Event date: 
Friday, August 24, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
The Avid Reader
617 2nd St.
Davis, CA 95616