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Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Wednesday at 2 PM Pacific

September 06th 2017:Caring for Red

Mindy Fried resolved to take the best possible care of her father as he neared the end of his life. That commitment was complicated by distance, a lifetime of relationship and the usual difficulties of care management, both his and hers. What supported her, more than anything, was the moments she took to write down what was happening. This simple practice, one she had employed many times for many reasons, kept her focused on what she was attempting. In the process, it gave her valuable insight into how to navigate this precarious and challenging terrain, and led her to a book telling their sto

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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 accoun
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones 18/11/2017 05:00 18/11/2017 06:00 Good Grief with Cheryl Jones https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones Mindy Fried resolved to take the best possible care of her father as he neared the end of his life. That commitment was complicated by distance, a lifetime of relationship and the usual difficulties of care management, both his and hers. What supported her, more than anything, was the moments she took to write down what was happening. This simple practice, one she had employed many times for many reasons, kept her focused on what she was attempting. In the process, it gave her valuable insight into how to navigate this precarious and challenging terrain, and led her to a book telling their story and offering support and solace to others caring for their loved ones. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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