Suzanne Maggio is signing copies of “The Cardinal Club” in CA tomorrow.
BOOK SIGNING DETAILS
January 12, 2020 4:00 pm
Book Passage : Corte Madera
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
About the Author:
When my mother developed Alzheimers disease in her early 60s, I longed to find a way to hold on to her, to keep her from disappearing. I knew she would not see my children graduate from college or marry or have children. I wanted to make sure they remembered her and so, I began to do the only thing I could think of, to do what she had taught me to do. I began to write. However, what emerged was something I had not anticipated. My relationship with my mother had not been an easy one. Mother Daughter relationships often aren’t. In my career as a family therapist. I had helped dozens of families heal their relationships but I had not been able to heal my own. The Cardinal Club is my journey to do just that.
About the Book:
The Cardinal Club is heartwarming, gut-wrenching, funny, sad, unfailingly honest, and immensely readable. Suzanne Maggio’s memoir of her relationship with her mother and her siblings is beautifully written and deeply moving. Filled with personal stories and universal themes, you will laugh and cry as you read. Highly recommended. – Sheldon Siegel. New York Times best selling author of the Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez novels.
When Suzanne Maggio’s vivid, demanding, and self-absorbed mother develops dementia, Suzanne is compelled to apply the wisdom she’s acquired from decades of experience as a family therapist to her own family of origin. The Cardinal Club: A Daughter’s Journey to Acceptance is a memoir that will engage and move readers even as it invites them to ponder how they might attempt to come to terms with the unfinished business within their own families. – Jean Hegland, author of Into the Forest, Windfalls, The Life Within and Still Time.
This is an astounding book. I learned so much that I wanted to buy copies for everybody I know. – Adair Lara, author of Naked Drunk and Writing, The Granny Diaries and Hold Me Close, Let Me Go.
Throughout her 30-year career as a licensed clinical social worker, Suzanne Maggio has helped hundreds of families improve their relationships by encouraging them to open their hearts and share their stories. She now trains the new generation of helpers as a university lecturer in Psychology, Counseling and Social Work. Suzanne lives in Northern California with her husband, two dogs and a handful of chickens.