HUNTINGTON - Dr. Michael Weisberg, a Huntington native who has been in private practice in Plano, Texas, since 1991, is coming home this weekend to celebrate the release of his second medical-based novel.
Weisberg will be at Inner Geek Huntington at Pullman Square from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, June 14, to sign copies of his latest novel, "The End."
"Before I put patients to sleep for their colonoscopies, I ask if they have any questions. Many comically reply, 'Doc, what's the meaning of life?'" Weisberg writes explaining the book. "I always reply that their question cannot be answered because there is no one meaning to life, but instead the question should be, what gives meaning to their individual life?"
In the first half of "In The End," five characters search for what gives meaning to their lives. They sort through issues such as religion, their relationship with God, homosexuality, abuse, loss of a loved one, ambition, economic disparity, and life after death.
Weisberg's first novel "The Hospitalist" (2014), was a prescient and humorous thriller about the practice of medicine in modern times. In 2016, Weisberg was selected to give a TedTalk on "How the Art of Medicine Became a Business in the 21st Century." He is currently writing his third novel.
Dr. Weisberg graduated in 1981 from Vanderbilt University Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature. He earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1985 and completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
Go online at www.michaelfweisberg.com for more info.