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.
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.
PLEASE JOIN US!!
Pamela Karanova posted this very good piece on her blog, Adoptee In Recovery, where she features adoptees’ experience searching for their birth families. My teenage daughter Casey never showed any interest in her family from Poland, something I heard from other adopted teens. But as they got older, I learned that they were desperate to know, almost without exception.
Last night I gave my usual talk and book reading at the San Francisco Public Library while a video slide show of Casey’s pictures ran behind me. They taped it with production and editing quality that was astonishing. It looks like a TED talk, Charlie Rose interview or KQED production. I love they way they intersperse parts of the slide show with me talking.
Bravo SFPL! Thanks so much for this gift!
Here is the YouTube link. Note: please remember to back up the video to the beginning if it starts a bit later.
On Tuesday of this week I’ll be a featured guest on KWMR-FM/90.5, Point Reyes, CA., 89.9, Bolinas, 92.3, The Valley, on the local news show “Epicenter” at 5:00PM with Jim Fazackerley talking about The Girl Behind The Door.
On Thursday of this week at 6:30PM I’ll be speaking about The Girl Behind The Door at the San Francisco Public Library, Civic Center main branch at 100 Larkin St. in the Latino Room.
On Saturday at 11AM Mountain Time (10AM Pacific) I’ll be interviewed on “Adoption Perspectives” on KLTT-AM/670, Denver, CO.
PLEASE JOIN US IN PERSON, OVER THE AIR OR ONLINE!