A great blog post from Bruce Feiler on the Huffington Post
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Bruce Feiler's new book, Secrets of a Happy Family, is getting a lot of press lately. Here are a few examples (Click on the links to get the full articles):
Books about families fall into two categories: those proclaiming that we’re all doing it wrong (delivered with a French accent or the roar of a tiger mom) and those detailing just how badly the author’s parents messed up.
Although New York Times columnist Bruce Feiler figured there had to be some happy families out there, he knew he wasn’t going to find them in the self-help section. “How-to manuals with their chirpy banalities pile up unread next to our beds,” he writes. “Even our metaphors are outdated. Sandwich generation? Linda wouldn’t dare serve processed luncheon meat to our kids. So what are we, then, just schmears of organic hummus in a vegetarian wrap?”
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013
I was delighted to see and catch up Preston Kevin Lewis in NYC visting from Melbourne, Australia. I've been chatting with David Pollay hoping that he will visit NYC to speak on Law of the Garbage Truck. I recently checked in with my friend, suitemate and now opthamologist, Dr. Julia Katz Schonfeld.
Living and working in Brooklyn where I am Executive Vice President for Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. I'm working on a personal project that I would like to get the word out about. Inspired by brother's own illness nearly 20 years ago, I have started Familiar Minds, a blog dedicated to eliminating the stigma of mental illness, one story at time. This blog is the starting point for a book project that will compile essays written by people with mental illness and/or by the family members that support them. Submissions of abstracts of 500 words are invited on personal perspectives and experiences on mental illness.
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