parents http://wamc.org en "After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story" by Michael Hainey http://wamc.org/post/after-visiting-friends-sons-story-michael-hainey <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michael </span>Hainey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was 6 years old in 1970 when his Uncle came to their home one morning, to tell Michael and his brother that their father was dead. Bob </span>Hainey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was just 35. He was the night editor at the Chicago Sun-Times. Bob </span>Hainey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> had died of a heart attack on a North Side street - as one of the obits put it - while visiting friends.</span></p><p>Over the years, Michael Hainey grew up to be a journalist himself - he's now the deputy editor of GQ - and began to wonder about some of the small differences in the obits between newspapers, and about some of the obliqueness in the accounts of his father's death that he grew up hearing from his uncle and mother.</p><p>So, he set out to find the story himself. His new book is <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1451676565/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1451676565&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1451676565" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>.</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 58767 at http://wamc.org "After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story" by Michael Hainey "Far From The Tree: Parents, Children And The Search For Identity" By Andrew Solomon http://wamc.org/post/far-tree-parents-children-and-search-identity-andrew-solomon <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><a href="http://andrewsolomon.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Andrew Solomon</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">’s book on parents, children and the bond between them and the cases of extreme difference - was published to ecstatic acclaim last year - landing on best-seller lists across the country, and "Best of" lists from <em>The New York Times</em>, <em>Amazon</em>, <em>The Economist </em>and more.</span></p><p>The book has now been released in paperback. Solomon opens <em>Far From the Tree</em> with an autobiographical chapter detailing his experience as a gay son of heterosexual parents. At the time of his youth, homosexuality was considered an illness and a crime. The book is about the struggle for those who are different and their need to find their own identity.</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78953 at http://wamc.org "Far From The Tree: Parents, Children And The Search For Identity" By Andrew Solomon Michael Thompson http://wamc.org/post/michael-thompson <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Berkshire Country Day School and the Berkshires Hills Regional School District present an evening with Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D. at 7 pm on Wednesday May 15th at Berkshire Country Day School.</p><p>In his work, Dr. Thompson has explored the emotional lives of boys, friendships and social cruelty in childhood, the impact of summer camp experiences on child development, the tensions that arise in the parent-teacher relationships, and psychological aspects of school leadership. His latest book <em>Homesick and Happy: How Time Away From Parents Can Help a Child Grow</em>.</p><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 64762 at http://wamc.org Michael Thompson "Kinsey and Me: Stories" by Sue Grafton http://wamc.org/post/kinsey-and-me-stories-sue-grafton <p>In 1982 years ago, Sue Grafton introduced us to Kinsey Millhone - the main character in her best-selling alphabet mystery series. In her new book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0399163832/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0399163832">Kinsey and Me: Stories</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0399163832" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em> Grafton gives readers stories that reveal Kinsey’s origins and Sue’s past.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 55395 at http://wamc.org "Kinsey and Me: Stories" by Sue Grafton