Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Can you hear me now

Audio of my interview earlier this month with Ted Elm on WWJC's Northland Notebook in Minnesota is available online here.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Where in the World is my book?

Thanks to Susan Olasky at World magazine for reviewing Child of Divorce, Child of God. The review is available by subsciption only on World's web site or in the current print issue. Here's a teaser:

"Her memories strike a balance between ugly reality and compassion—this
isn't a blame-throwing volume, but it also won't provide comfort to those
wanting justification to divorce."

Friday, October 24, 2008


From a column in the Telegraph:

I am still trying to come to terms with my parents' divorce, 54 years ago. I've recently spent time with my 92-year-old father whom I hadn't seen for 25 years, and before that, for nearly 30. Following the divorce, Dad moved to Canada to start a new life and we heard little from him. He bought a computer for his 90th birthday and we began emailing, which is how we came to meet again. The two weeks we have just shared were very special. I felt a mixture of great happiness, because we got on so well, and sadness because I have missed so much.

Read more here.

Zing or sting?

Coming soon to a theater near you, a hilarious satire about grown children of divorce still caught in the crossfire. Hahahaha, I'm laughing already. At least it's billed as a dark comedy. The writers of the screenplay had this to say about their script being picked up by Miramax: "We're very glad to get the validation from Miramax, especially since we've been working on the script longer than any of our parents were married." Mom and Dad must be so proud.

Reality check for mom

From an Ask Amy column, a reader writes about her daughter's lingering emotions four years after the parents' divorce:

But my youngest daughter, 15, is having the hardest time coming to terms with it all. She is moody, gets upset easily and still yearns for life as it was before. She was very close to her dad, but he does only an average job of staying in touch with her. But I feel by now she should be used to life as it is.

How much longer is this going to take?

Oh, dear. At least Amy was willing to serve up a little reality for this mother. Read her answer here.

Redecorating divorce

From an advice column in an Oklahoma newspaper:

DEAR MI-LING: I am nearing the end of a painful divorce. I want to redo my home and make it my own, leaving behind all of the bad memories of this relationship. Is this healthy for my school-age children or should I keep some of the old memories in the house to help them feel comfortable?

Click here to read Mi-Ling's answer.