Mark Lukach is a teacher and freelance writer. His work has been published in the New York Times, the Atlantic, Pacific Standard, Wired, and other publications. He is the Ninth Grade Dean at The Athenian School, where he also teaches history. He lives with his wife, Giulia, and their son, Jonas, in the San Francisco Bay area. "
"Mark first wrote about his wife Giulia in a New York Times 'Modern Love' column and again in a piece for Pacific Standard Magazine, which was the magazine's most-read article in 2015. He has also shared their story at The Moth Main Stage, and at a TEDx conference. His novel My Lovely Wife shares his experience of loving someone with mental illness.
writermarklukach - 3 days ago
Totally spontaneous, not at all staged, reaction to seeing "My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward" reviewed in today's New York Times Book Review. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/books/review/new-memoirs-lessons-in-falling-in-love.html?action=click&contentCollection=review®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront&referer=https://www.nytimes.com/section/books/review
writermarklukach - 5 days ago
I'm heading home to Bethany Beach, Delaware for a week with family, and while I'm there I'll be doing a book signing at Bethany Beach Books. So fun that the local newspaper, the Coastal Point, did an article in support of the book and the signing. http://www.coastalpoint.com/content/summertime-bethany-resident-returns-sign-bestselling-memoir-july-26_07_20_2017
writermarklukach - 7 days ago
I had a really amazing time speaking with Julie Rose from BYU's Top Of Mind. Thanks for the great interview Julie! http://www.byuradio.org/episode/ecb3aed0-8b1a-4e81-a71c-050c4c6765b6?playhead=63&autoplay=true
writermarklukach - 12 days ago
Thanks so much to The Guardian for running this adapted excerpt of the book. I know the news cycle continues to be crazy and essays like this easily get lost, but I'm proud of all the writers and publications who are out there working to share stories about love, kindness, and humanity. Thanks so much The Guardian! https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/14/moment-changed-me-listening-suicidal-wife
writermarklukach - 21 days ago
Happy Fourth of July and Happy Publication day to @jaimalyogis with "All Our Waves Are Water." I first met Jaimal through his writing. I read his first book, "Saltwater Buddha," in 2010 while we were in the thick of Giulia's first episode, and it gave me much-needed perspective on self-care and balance. He and I eventually met in person. It's rare when your heroes live up to your hyperbolic expectations of them; rarer still when they exceed them, and Jaimal is even more incredible in person than he is on the page. His new book "All Our Waves Are Water" is a must-read for anyone looking for a sense of balance and self-discovery in a chaotic world--meaning, it's a book that everyone can and should read and love. For those who know his writing, you'll enjoy delighting in many of his greatest qualities as a writer: gorgeous prose on surfing and nature; accessible, insightful interpretations of spiritual texts and teachers; light-hearted self-deprecation where you least expect it. But what makes "All Our Waves" Jaimal's most ambitious (and I think most rewarding) book is his focus on relationships. None of us is an island, and Jaimal ponders that deeply with the hard-earned wisdom that our paths of self-discovery are shaped by those who show us the way. Congrats on writing a gorgeous book, Jaimal. He's out on an expansive book tour right now so go check him out on social media and see if you can see him in person. It will be well-worth your time.
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