I’ve been invited back to Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, to speak about my book, The Girl Behind The Door, which has been released by Scribner in paperback. It chronicles my search for answers to my daughter Casey’s suicide. Casey was a Redwood High School senior who leapt from the Golden Gate Bridge on January 29, 2008. My search led back to her infancy in a Polish orphanage, a trauma which we learned too late was likely at the root of her demise. Casey’s story has touched a great many readers, with two literary awards and over 100 extremely satisfied Amazon customers. Recently The Girl Behind The Door was published in Germany and Poland.
Please join us Sunday for what should be a moving and thought provoking event!
If you are part of the adoption triad you’ve probably heard about the movie “Lion.” I saw it today believing that it was a story about loss and reunion. It is that but, in my opinion, the crux of the movie is an adoption story with all its warts, mysteries and crises of identity.
And that’s all I’ll share. No spoiler alerts!
A different book jacket and title that translates roughly into “The Car Is Parked At The Bridge. I Am Sorry. A Father’s Search For Answers To His Daughter’s Suicide.”
With over 80 million people, Germany is the largest country in Europe.
You Don’t Look Adopted is a memoir by Anne Heffron about her experience as an adopted person. I think I’ve read or tried to read every book on adoption and the adoption experience from the point of view of the adoptee. Some of the adoption magazines sugarcoat adoption with pictures of happy families and stories of joy, and many adoptive families this is true. But for a great many adoption can mean a lifetime of pain, regardless of how much love, affection and privilege is offered.
You Don’t Look Adopted is a uniquely raw account of what it means to be adopted – the insecurities, attachment issues, identity crises and self-loathing from the trauma of separation from one’s birth parents.
This book is a vital read for any adopted person, adoptive parent or prospective adoptive parent seeking to better understand the mysteries and difficulties of what is a profoundly complex life experience.
On a side note, whereas it took me 3 years to write and bring my book to market, Anne wrote and published this work in a matter of months, a land speed record!
It is currently available only as an eBook on Kindle but look for a paperback copy soon.
Thursday June 9th from 7-8PM. I will be speaking at Friends For Survival, a bereavement group for suicide survivors, at North Highlands Community Center, 6040 Watt Ave, No Highlands, CA. just off I-80 just north of Sacramento.
Saturday June 11th from 7PM-8PM I’ll be speaking at Copperfield’s Books new store at 999 Grant Avenue in Novato.
PLEASE JOIN US, ESPECIALLY OUR SACRAMENTO FRIENDS!!
This coming Monday May 23rd at 7PM I’ll be speaking at Books Inc Palo Alto in the Town & Country Village at 855 El Camino Real.
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Tuesday May 17th from 10-11AM PST. I will be a guest panelist on KQED’s Forum Program/88.5 FM hosted by Michael Krasny.
Wednesday May 18th from 7PM-8PM I’ll be speaking at Books Inc in Alameda located at 1344 Park Street.
Monday May 23rd from 7PM-8PM I’ll be speaking at Books Inc. in Palo Alto located at the Town & Country Village in Palo Alto.
PLEASE JOIN US!!
STAY TUNED FOR MORE MEDIA AND SPEAKING EVENTS!