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How do you let go of a hand you've held your whole life?
When Lisa traveled home to visit her parents in December 2011, she never expected an ordinary three-day weekend to turn into an extraordinary 14-day observance of her mother’s life – and ultimately – death. 14 Days is a story of parental loss, and how to lovingly, bravely and gracefully let go of a hand you’ve been holding your entire life. From a child’s first breath to a mother’s last, this memoir shows how closing that circle can be a celebration of this unbreakable bond.
|Publisher:||Post Hill Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Lisa Goich is an award-winning copywriter, major market talk radio host, blogger, journalist and former stand-up comedian. Graduating from Central Michigan University with a degree in journalism, she has spent her life dedicated to the written word, the spoken word and the arts. Lisa has worked for some of the biggest names and corporations in the literary and entertainment business, including Mitch Albom, Carole King, Robert Redford, ABC, The WB, CAA and Playboy. She has written ads for The American Red Cross, KFC, 7-Eleven, Thorn Apple Valley, and numerous TV and radio stations. As a talk radio host and producer, Lisa has worked for major market terrestrial radio stations KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles (America's #1 Talk Radio Station), the iconic WJR AM 760 in Detroit, KLSX/Los Angeles and KTLK/Los Angeles. Lisa currently serves as a senior project manager for the Jazz and Comedy genres of the GRAMMY Awards. Lisa's first book,The Breakup Diary, was published in 2002. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, musician Teddy Andreadis (Guns &Roses, Carole King, Alice Cooper, Billy Bob Thornton), and their four rescue dogs. She and her Maltese mix, Angie, work with hospice patients and their families, helping to make their transitions to the other side a loving, bonding and peaceful experience.
"...an intimate, sacred pilgrimage into the soul-bond between a mother and daughter who genuinely lived the meaning of unconditional love. Written with honesty, humor, and above all, great love and respect, Lisa Goich-Andreadis offers us a memoir that lights up the experience of loss with a comforting grace."
- Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning
"Written with love, empathy, and humor, Lisa Goich’s story of her mother’s final journey is at once heartbreaking and inspiring."
- Carole King, singer, songwriter and author of A Natural Woman
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I dared myself to read this book, being my own mother passed away during the exact 14 day period the author writes about. This book is funny, raw, tender, honest, visual & respectful. Many of my own feelings about death, grief & guilt were validated. A touching tribute. What a lucky mother ~ what a loving daughter.
My husband and I are reading this book together. Authentic, candid, clever, touching and humorous. We both love it!! We highly recommend this book to anyone who is already familiar with the experience of losing someone, and to all others who will eventually greet the inevitable death of a loved one. It will cast a great amount of light on an experience like no other.
Very few books in my life have ever been this rewarding. It is a true masterpiece on a subject that is all too real for each of us...the death of a loved one. Ms. Goich shares her deep, thoughtful, sometimes painful, sometimes humorous and always inspirational experience during the final 14 days of her mother's life. It is truly a gift to the reader.
Experience the warmth, emotion, laughter and tears that this writer shares, during her much-loved mother's final two weeks, into her peaceful passage to the next world. Heartfelt and humorous, happy and sad... you'll love this book!
Excellent book for all ages to read & appreciate the love between a daugher & her Mother. It will make you laugh & cry at the same time. You will feel like you are on the journey with the author, Lisa.
Lisa's account of her mother's final days will make you laugh, and make you cry. It will certainly make you think, “Will I be there for them? Will anyone be there for me?” 14 Days is beautifully written and it's gonna get ya. Be sure to have some tissues on hand.