Books

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The Normal One
Life with a Difficult or Damaged Sibling

Finalist, Books for a Better Life Award

“I recognized myself on almost every page….I wish I had read [The Normal One] earlier in my life.”
—Barbara Walters from her memoir Audition

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Cain’s Legacy
Liberating Siblings from a Lifetime of Rage, Shame, Secrecy and Regret

Cain’s Legacy is an engaging albeit sometimes disturbing exploration of the complex lives of human siblings…. For those suffering troubled relationships with brothers and sisters, Cain’s Legacy may open a door to understanding why and just perhaps the path to reconciliation.
—Winnipeg Free Press

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Beyond Motherhood
Choosing a Life Without Children

Finalist, Books for a Better Life Award

“Beyond Motherhood is written with an impressive clarity and spareness. It’s honest, smart, brave, funny, and makes you think about things you don’t think about.”
—Peggy Noonan

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Forgiving and Not Forgiving
Why Sometimes It's Better Not to Forgive

“Jeanne Safer offers a brave and compassionate voice on a taboo subject with insight and clarity. Memorably engrossing, this book offers support and guidance to an often bewildering human emotional process.”
—Susan Forward, PhD

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Death Benefits
How Losing a Parent Can Change an Adult's Life—for the Better

“It’s not all bad news.” Writes psychotherapist Jeanne Safer, PhD in her taboo-breaking first sentence, “The death of your parents can be the best thing that ever happens to you.” That’s not a no-more-tears prescription: it’s a strategy for getting a payback from your pain. Safer tells how a midlife orphan can sort through memories, salvaging what heals, packing away guilt and resentment, perhaps even unearthing a legacy of love.
—O: The Oprah magazine

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Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed
Sixteen Writers On The Decision Not To Have Kids

Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed makes a thoughtful and passionate case for why parenthood is not the only path in life, taking our parent-centric, kid-fixated, baby-bump-patrolling culture to task in the process. What emerges is a more nuanced, diverse view of what it means to live a full, satisfying life.
—Hannah Pittard, author of Reunion