Gail has been a keynote and featured speaker at medical schools (watch her speech at UW medical school), women's colleges, health and research luncheons and conferences. If you would like to inquire about booking Gail to speak contact her at:

Speaking Topics

Cancer is a Bitch: Or I’d Rather be Having a Midlife Crisis
Gail’s keynote or smaller group speech that will make you laugh and cry.

The Inner Vixen and the Lazy-boy Man
Based on Gail’s popular Huffington Post article about the new balance of power in and out of the bedroom in relationships across America.

Secret Lives of Doctors’ Wives
A glimpse inside the life of doctors and their wives based on Gail’s personal experiences and interviews with hundreds of doctors’ wives.

The Accidental Memoirist
Gail will speak to and conduct workshops for writers about writing from their experience and using personal experiences and their five senses to enrich their writing.

The Emotional and Psychological “Inner” Life of Patients
Gail will speak to and conduct workshops for medical students, doctors and other medical professionals that will help broaden and deepen their understanding of patient care.

Gail is also available to emcee fashions shows and other events.


“Great keynote! I loved it, bought the book and look forward to laughter and tears.”
Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation

“Loved her, bought the book!” BCRF

“It’s great to laugh at our situation” BCRF

“Bubbly, honest and inspiring --- it was funny and uplifting!” BCRF

“Great talk! We are still talking, in the office, about things we took away from your talk. You made a big impact on us and we appreciate it.” UW Medical School

“After meeting Gail and hearing her speak I felt we were kindred spirits. As a breast cancer survivor, she helped make the journey real by bringing her own unique story to our audience in an uninhibited and humorous way. She was fabulous!” Tommi Thompson, Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation

Past Engagements


Pilcrow Lit Fest
Chicago, Illinois

This Podcast Will Change Your Life

San Francisco (and surrounding areas)

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Menlo Park, CA

Book Passage
Corte Madera, CA

Books Inc. in the Marina
San Francisco,CA

New York City

Backspace Writers Conference
New York, New York

Bluestockings Radical Bookstore
New York, New York

KGB Bar Non-Fiction Reading Series
New York, New York


Inner Fire Yoga Studio
Fundraiser for Dresses that Heal
Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

Alverno College
Milwaukee, WI
The Body, Mind, Spirit Connection

Wisconsin Book Festival
A Room of One’s Own
Madison, Wisconsin

Books and Co.
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin Health and Sciences Learning Center
Madison, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation Annual Research Luncheon
Keynote Speaker
Milwaukee, WI

Ultimate Spa
Fundraiser for Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation
Monona, Wisconsin

Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation
9th Annual Sharing the Knowledge Conference
Keynote Speaker
Madison, WI
Racine, Wisconsin


Wesleyan University's Broad Street Bookstore
Middletown, CT


*or, I'd Rather Be Having a Midlife Crisis”

Da Capo Lifelong Books
Hardcover, 261 pages
ISBN: 978-0-7382-1162-6

Buy the Book
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