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About the Author
CAROLYN B HEALY is a therapist-turned-writer who has invested hundreds of hours listening to people as they rewrite their life stories. While her interests include serious things like grief, resilience, and transformative change, her vantage point allows her to address them with insight and a certain dark humor. A lifelong Chicagoan, she grew up the only child of a single mom, which fueled her curiosity about how other people live, and strengthened her backbone. She has been a columnist for her local newspaper and is writing a book on finding the hidden gifts in grieving.
MARY LOU SCALISE EDWARDS is a Chicagoan born into an Italian-American Catholic culture with all the richness and liabilities that encompasses. Growing up in Bridgeport, a Chicago neighborhood steeped in the traditions of politics and prejudice, she lived alongside mayors, mobsters, and moguls. At the University of Illinois, she discovered the whole world was not Catholic and the Earth was round. Her writing blends ingredients of domestic impairment, parental missteps, and family complexities with divine irreverence. She then serves up stories stirred by her skepticism and simmered for a lifetime. The reader indulges in a time that was . . . yet is.