In this long awaited episode, I finally got a chance to interview Comedian and AUTHOR Laurie Kilmartin!
Laurie's father had terminal cancer, and she dealt with part of it by live-tweeting her father’s time in hospice and her grieving process after his passing. She ultimately turned those tweets into a special entitled "45 Jokes About My Dead Dad." She then subsequently wrote a book about the same experience, called "Dead People Suck," which is equally as amazing as her special, and perhaps the first ever Comedy-Grief book on the market.
Get her book, "Dead People Suck" Right now!
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In this episode, I sat down with Author Daniel Kenner to talk about his new book, "Room for Grace," an oral history that deals with the life of his mother as she battled stage 4 cancer for her and a debilitating disease for her husband: life crashed down in an instant. Maureen Kenner found resilience, however, in the lessons she learned from her Special Ed students in Providence, RI. Her students lived with their hearts opened despite struggles of the highest magnitude. Through these students, Maureen gains courage, humor, and the strength of spirit to face her devastating realities, head on. Maureen’s oral history was captured by her son Daniel who tenderly wrought this book out of their recorded conversations. Through anecdotes and hard-earned lessons, Maureen tackles challenge after challenge and reframes daily struggles with a positive outlook allowing her to transcend and conquer mortal fears with dignity and room for grace.
Check out RoomForGrace.org to learn more about the book!
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