INTERVIEW: Author Sukey Forbes On Finding Life After the Death of Her Daughter

Sukey Forbes and daughter Charlotte/Photo: Sukey Forbes

Sukey Forbes and Charlotte/2004

By Patricia Caso/July 27, 2014
Photos: Courtesy of the Forbes Family

TWITTER: @SukeyForbes

Sukey Forbes struggled mightily in dealing with any parent’s unimaginable nightmare, the sudden death of her 6-year-old daughter. Charlotte had a rare genetic disease, malignant hypothermia. Her body could not cool itself down.

“I am really conscious every day of all the gifts small and large in our relationships. You get a real appreciation for what’s important when you are laid bare by unexpected hard times.”  Sukey Forbes

In Sukey’s memoir, The Angel In My Pocket—A Story of Love, Loss and Life After Death (Viking), she candidly and movingly addresses her process of grief. After reading her book and speaking with Sukey, I found not only a very comforting and instructive way of handling grief but also of handling life—when the rug is pulled out from under us…   [Read more…]

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Kelly Corrigan On The ‘Glitter and Glue’ of Motherhood

March 15, 2014

TWE Radio Guest Kelly Corrigan

Kelly Corrigan

 

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Kelly Corrigan talks about Glitter and Glue,  her memoir about the real adventures of motherhood and the bond between mothers and daughters.

 

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Linda Ronstadt Shares Her Simple Dreams

Llinda Ronstadt at Changing Hands/Oct. 2013/book event

UPDATE 4/5/14: Linda will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 4/10/14 in New York. Linda Ronstadt Duets is being released April 8.

UDPATE 12/17/13: Linda Ronstadt will enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

By Janet Traylor/November 3, 2013

“I covered a big wide range of music in my career, and I wanted to write a book about why I made those choices and why they weren’t arbitrary.”  Linda Ronstadt

I often wonder how an artist becomes an artist. Many times, a life of creative expression emerges from seeds planted in childhood. I have long held an affinity for novelist Willa Cather, whose childhood, like mine, was colored intensely by early experiences of growing up on the Western Prairie.   [Read more…]

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TOP 10: Amanda Lindhout Book Reveals Somalia Captivity and Despair

A House in the Sky, Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett

Amanda Lindhout Book Reveals Somalia Captivity and Despair: Chris Purdy–thestar.com/news/canada–8/23/13

TOP 10: LIving a Life of Joy ‘Until I Say Good-bye’

'Until I Say Good-Bye' by Susan Spencer Wendel

Living a Life of Joy ‘Until I Say Good-bye’: NPR staff–npr.org–3/13/13

On TWE Radio ‘Best Of’ Show: Oct. 6,7

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Be sure to listen to this weekend’s “Best of” The Women’s Eye Radio Show as Host Stacey Gualandi interviews these special guests:

Marcia Clark, famous prosecuting attorney-turned-author, talking about her first novel, “Guilt by Association”

Mariette Hartley, Emmy Award-winning actress discusses her autobiography, “Breaking the Silence”

Marcia Clark, prosecuting attorney for the OJ trial and bestselling author of "Guilt by Association"

Marcia Clark

Mariette Hartley, author of "Breaking the Silence"

Mariette Hartley

 

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TOP 10: Our Extraordinary Surrogacy Story–Mom, 61, Carried Baby for Daughter

Bringing in Finn--book on surrogacy

Our Extraordinary Surrogacy Story–Mom, 61, Carried Baby for Daughter: Olivia Fleming–dailymail.co.uk–9/5/12

TOP 10: “The Cost of Hope” by Amanda Bennett

The Cost of Hope by Amanda Bennett for TWE Top 10

Amanda Bennett’s “The High Cost of Hope: The Story of a Marriage, a Family and the Quest for Life”: Cathi Hanauer—newyorktimes.com—7/22/12

 

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