Mindy  Fried

Mindy Fried


Mindy Fried is the author of 4 books, including Caring for Red: A Daughter’s Memoir (Vanderbilt University Press, 2016), a Finalist for the International Book Awards, and Taking Time: Parental Leave Policy and Corporate Culture (Temple University Press). She’s a sociologist and Principal of Arbor Consulting Partners, where she helps organizations improve their programs & policies. Mindy teaches Sociology at Boston College. She also co-produces community arts festivals in Boston that bring people together across race, culture and class. Social historian Stephanie Coontz, author of The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap, calls Caring for Red, “a deeply moving account of the rewards and challenges that emerge as an adult child becomes the caregiver for a beloved and formerly fiercely independent parent. The practical lessons Fried learned will be especially helpful to the millions of Americans facing this transformation in the future.”