WHO: North­eastern University’s “Meet the Author” series wel­comes Michael Gates Gill, a former adver­tising executive-​​turned Star­bucks employee.

Gill, a Yale grad­uate, will dis­cuss How Star­bucks Saved My Life, a memoir in which he recounts how he reclaimed a life torn apart by an affair that resulted in a divorce, a brain tumor and a col­lapsing busi­ness ven­ture by taking a job serving coffee, working the cash reg­ister and making lattes at Starbucks.

Crit­i­cally hailed as an intriguing look behind the counter of one of the world’s most rec­og­niz­able brands, Star­bucks shares the story of the 63-​​year-​​old Gill’s per­sonal trans­for­ma­tion to achieving self-​​acceptance and explains how a diverse group of employees more than half his age inspired and brought him hope.

How Star­bucks Saved My Life is now being made into a major motion pic­ture star­ring Tom Hanks.

WHEN:Friday, October 19, at noon.

WHERE: Snell Library, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, 360 Hunt­ington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

This event is co-​​sponsored by the North­eastern Libraries and the North­eastern Bookstore.

For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Jason Korn­witz at 617–373-5471 or j.​kornwitz@​neu.​edu

About North­eastern

Founded in 1898, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate research uni­ver­sity located in the heart of Boston. North­eastern is a leader in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research, urban engage­ment, and the inte­gra­tion of class­room learning with real-​​world expe­ri­ence. The university’s dis­tinc­tive coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion pro­gram, where stu­dents alter­nate semes­ters of full-​​time study with semes­ters of paid work in fields rel­e­vant to their pro­fes­sional inter­ests and major, is one of the largest and most inno­v­a­tive in the world. The Uni­ver­sity offers a com­pre­hen­sive range of under­grad­uate and grad­uate pro­grams leading to degrees through the doc­torate in six under­grad­uate col­leges, eight grad­uate schools, and two part-​​time divi­sions. For more infor­ma­tion, please visit www​.north​eastern​.edu