Dr. Dan welcomes bestselling author and parent Laura Zigman to discuss her new novel SEPARATION ANXIETY as well as her popular essays in publications including The New York Times, Parade, and The Washington Post. among others.
Recently, SEPARATION ANXIETY was named a “Most Anticipated Winter 2020 Book” by Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, USA Today, Real Simple, Parade, BuzzFeed, and The Millions.
Laura Zigman is also the author of Animal Husbandry (which was later made into the movie Someone Like You, starring Hugh Jackman and Ashley Judd), Dating Big Bird, Piece of Work, and Her. Laura’s fiction always draws on her own personal experiences as a parent, daughter, wife, writer, and friend. Her books and essays resonate with readers everywhere because of her honesty and her poignant observations about life and family.
Today Dr. Dan and Laura discuss several timely topics including:
- Laura’s recent essay in Parade magazine “Your Child’s ‘Firsts’ Are Special, So Why Are We Focusing on the ‘Lasts’?”
- Sandwich generation issues of care-taking for older parents and raising your own children
- How our own experiences as a child influence our parenting
- Dealing with life’s challenges – the death of our parents, illness, job loss, addiction, more
- The ability to embrace our personal journey as our “story” unfolds — even its unexpected twists and turns
- Shame: stop self-shaming (and shaming others); fight shame!
Laura’s Parent Footprint Moment about hope is deeply honest and heart-breaking — and ultimately inspiring.
Laura Zigman lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband, son, and deeply human Sheltie. For more information about Laura’s books and her other writing please visit: https://www.laurazigman.com/