The Eden Prairie Reads Committee is excited to announce that Matthew Sanford, local author of Waking, will be coming to speak to the community on March 13, 2018. This is a “memoir of trauma and transcendence,” beautifully written about his family’s automobile accident that led to the death of his father and sister and him being confined in a wheelchair.

The book tells the story of how Sanford regained his life and developed a new understanding of his body and his connection to it. He turned to yoga as a way to rebuild that connection since traditional medicine was only part of the path he needed to journey on.